While the national media is jumping on the Miami bandwagon, Fad is bucking the trend and picking Indy: Aka (Indianapolis): I know everyone thinks that the Pacers are a solid team but it seems to me they are being underrated so far. The team is loaded top to bottom and before the brawl they were dominating all comers even with injury problems. Chad Ford: (1:03 PM ET ) I agree. I know Miami made the biggest moves this summer and the Pistons are the two time defending Eastern Conference champs ... but my money is on the Pacers. They have the motivation. They have a great coahc. They have two all-stars. Jamaal Tinsley emerged as a real threat last season. They have some interesting young players like David Harrison, Danny Granger and, if healthy, Jonathan Bender. And their off-season pick up of Sarunas Jasikevicius was under rated. I think Miami might end the season with more wins. But I expect to see the Pacers battling the Spurs in the Finals this year. I think it would be a great match-up.