Forecast: Pacers-Heat

Updated: May 18, 2014, 1:00 PM ET

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.


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