On Monday, the Miami Heat will travel to Philadelphia to face the 76ers in an intense matchup. With both teams jostling for playoff positioning, this game is critical for their respective aspirations. In this blog post, we will delve into the pre-game information and use it to provide our professional NBA picks and predictions for the game.
Both teams have injury concerns heading into the game.
The Miami Heat will be without SF Nikola Jovic due to a back injury, and SG Tyler Herro is listed as questionable with a rib injury. In addition, PG Kyle Lowry is also doubtful with a knee injury, while PF Kevin Love is listed as probable.
The 76ers, on the other hand, will be without C Dewayne Dedmon due to a hip injury.
We recommend checking the official NBA injury report for the most recent updates.
We predict the Philadelphia 76ers will win the game with a final score of 120-116.
We recommend passing on the moneyline for this game, as there is no value in picking a winner in this game.
Against The Spread:
Miami Heat has struggled in their past ten games and has a poor record against the spread. They are 0-4 ATS in their last four games and 0-7 ATS in their last seven games after conceding 100 points or more in their previous game.
In contrast, the Philadelphia 76ers have a strong record against the spread, with a 35-24 ATS record this season.
We, therefore, recommend passing on the against the spread as it will be too close to call anyway.
With both teams boasting two of the best defenses in the league, it is tempting to go with the Under. However, we predict that both teams will surpass 217.5 points. In Philadelphia’s previous two home games and Miami’s last two home games, the Under is 2-0. Nevertheless, we anticipate both teams to outscore the line, and we recommend taking the Over 217.5.
In conclusion, we predict the Philadelphia 76ers will win the game and recommend passing on the spread.
We also predict that the total points scored will be more than 217.5, so we recommend taking the Over.
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