The Miami Heat (57-30) are out to make a strong headstart at home as they host the Philadelphia 76ers (55-33) at the FTX Arena in South Florida on Monday. In today’s game, the Heat came out as 7.5-point favorites against the 76ers. See more predictions in the Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat odds and picks in FBR’s NBA Predictions series.
BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: 76ers +7.5 (-110)
- 76ers vs Heat Over/Under: 208.5 points
The 76ers (42-45-1 ATS) are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games but are 2-6 ATS in their last eight on the road. The total has gone OVER in five of Philadelphia’s last six matches played in May, even as the 76ers are 1-5 SU in their last six contests when playing on the road against the Heat.
The Heat (57-30 ATS) went 9-3 ATS in their last 12 matches and 10-2 SU in their last 12, even as the total has gone OVER in 12 of Miami’s last seven matches against an opponent in the Eastern Conference. Miami closed out the Atlanta Hawks, 97-94, in Game 5 last Tuesday to claim a 4-1 win in their first round series.
Philadelphia bounced back from back-to-back losses to finish off the Toronto Raptors, 132-97, in Game 6 last Tuesday to also come out as 4-2 winners in their first round series. The 76ers will try to find a way to win Game 1 without MVP candidate Joel Embiid, who is nursing an orbital fracture, even as he is also likely to miss Game 2.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 112 Miami Heat – 106 Philadelphia 76ers
- Over/Under — OVER 208.5 points
A look at last time’s predictions:
Desmond Bane and Dillon Brooks scored 23 points each and the Memphis Grizzlies found a way to win despite a quiet night from All Star guard Ja Morant to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 114-106, in Game 6 to advance to the next round against the Golden State Warriors in their Western Conference first round series.
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