The Miami Heat (58-30) tries to match, if not top, their strong performance in Game 1 as they host the Philadelphia 76ers (55-34) at the FTX Arena in South Florida on Wednesday. In today’s game, the Heat emerged as 8-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 +8 (-110)
- 76ers vs Heat Over/Under: 207.5 points
The 76ers (42-46-1 ATS) went 3-6 ATS in their last nine games against the Heat but are 9-4 SU in their last 13 matches. The total has gone UNDER in four of Philadelphia’s last five outings against an opponent in the Eastern Conference, even as the 76ers are 2-7 ATS in their last nine contests on the road.
The Heat (57-37-1 ATS) are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games and 11-2 SU in their last 13, even as the total has gone UNDER in six of Miami’s last six matches. Miami has won its last three games in the playoffs, even as the Heat are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 matches when playing as the favorite.
Philadelphia will need all the help it can get to steal one game on the road, as Embiid will likely miss Game 2 due to an orbital fracture he sustained in the team’s last series against the Toronto Raptors. James Harden, who averaged 21 points, 7.1 rebounds and 10.5 assists per game, should step up big time along with Tyrese Maxey (17.5 ppg, 4.3 apg) and Tobias Harris (17.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg) to cover up Embiid’s production and tie the series before heading back home for Games 3 and 4.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 108 Miami Heat – 104 Philadelphia 76erss
- Over/Under — OVER 207.5 points
A look at last time’s predictions:
Tyler Herro scored 32 points off the bench while Bam Adebayo had 24 points and 12 rebounds as the Miami Heat took advantage of the absence of Joel Embiid to pound the Philadelphia 76ers, 106-92, to take a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinals series.
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