OUR NEW PREDICTION ENGINE
Playoff predictions powered by ESPN Forecast.
We asked our ESPN Forecast panel who would prevail in the 2014 Eastern Conference finals, and it sees the two-time defending NBA champions advancing to a fourth consecutive Finals.
The panel thinks the Heat will handle the Pacers in six games, even though Indiana is the top seed in the conference and has home-court advantage.
How it works: The ESPN Forecast panel predicted each team's likelihood of winning each of the seven potential games and each team's likelihood of winning the series. The overall prediction is based on a combination of the mean, median and mode of the predictions for each series.
|EAST: (1) Pacers vs. (2) Heat|
Heat in 6
Win in 4: 2.6% | Win in 5: 7.9% | Win in 6: 8.3% | Win in 7: 11.7%
Win in 4: 12.2% | Win in 5: 17.2% | Win in 6: 23.4% | Win in 7: 16.7%
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