Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Picks, Spread and Prediction

In a game that was almost a scratch due to the Miami Heat (4-4) not having the league required 8 players active, they finally get to visit the Philadelphia 76ers (7-4). The hosts will be missing two starters and six players overall. They have three consecutive losses but are still second in the East. The guests will be missing Jimmy Butler and three more, while five more questionable, two of them are starters.

Date/Time: 01-12-2021, 19:00 EDT Spread: Philadelphia 76ers -7 Total: +208.5

Sixers have a 7-4 record (6-5 ATS, 4-7 O/U) and are tied for second in the East. In their last game they lost on the road by Atlanta, 94-112, not beating the odds. In their last 4 games they are 3-1 Over and 1-3 ATS.

Heat have a 4-4 record (6-5 ATS, 4-7 O/U) and are 7th in the East. In their last game they won the Wizards on the road, 128-124, not beating the odds. Under is 4-1 in their last 5 games and they are 1-3 ATS in their last 4.

Miami led Philadelphia 3-1 wins last season. They were 1-1 on the road, winning by 4 and losing by 27. Over is 4-1 in their last 5 meetings and Miami are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6. Sixers are 5-1 at home, while Miami are 1-2 on the road. Philadelphia are better both offensively (111.3 to 108.5 ppg) and defensively (108.8 to 109.6 ppg).

Bookmakers give the Sixers a -7 spread but the outcome is totally dependable of the Heat’s roster. If players like Bam, Dragic and Olynyk managed to suit up, expect them to beat the odds today.

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction: Miami Heat +7 (-110)

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