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Surging 76ers Riding 16-Game Winning Streak Ahead of Rare Playoff Appearance

The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t been to the NBA playoffs since 2012, but the impressive Sixers are set to break that streak on Saturday when they welcome the Miami Heat to town for Game 1 of their first-round series. Home court advantage has been huge in this series, as visiting clubs are 1-6-1 ATS in the last eight matchups between the 76ers and Heat.

Xbet opened the 76ers as 7-point home favorites with a total of 212.

SHARK BITES
  • The Heat are 30-8 SU in their last 38 games against the 76ers.
  • The 76ers are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games as the favorite.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of the 76ers' last five games.

While the Sixers feature a youthful, talented roster, they’re short on playoff experience. Star center Joel Embiid will not play in Game 1 due to an orbital fracture in his eye. Philly ended the regular season on an absolute tear by winning 16 straight games, so there’s no doubt they’re rounding into form at the right time. The 76ers possessed the third-best defense and fourth-best net rating in the NBA this year.

Miami is backing its first trip back to the postseason since the 2015-16 campaign and tied the Sixers in the regular season with two wins apiece. The Heat were a brutal road team in 2017-18, as Miami went 18-23 SU away from home. Many bettors will be fading Miami based off of this stat alone, and it’s completely understandable.

When the Heat play on the road, high-scoring affairs are the story. The OVER is 9-3 in Miami’s past 12 away from home with an average combined score of 218.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Philadelphia 76ers as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -5-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 214 for Saturday at shops such as MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 122-97 win for the 76ers on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Philadelphia 76ers sit at 52-30 (47-33-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Miami Heat are currently 44-38 (40-36-6 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Philadelphia is 41-40-1 OU and Miami is 37-43-2 OU. This season the Philadelphia 76ers are 52-30 overall and 47-33-2 ATS against the number, while the Miami Heat are 44-38 and 40-36-6 ATS. As for the totals, Philadelphia is 41-40-1 on the OU, and Miami is 37-43-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Miami injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 3 (Philadelphia 76ers) and the No. 11 (Heat) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Philadelphia's No. 1-rated NBA squad against Miami's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Philadelphia rates No. 12 in the league with 10.99 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 11.01 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Toronto was victimized by Wayne Ellington for 32 points as the Heat defeated the Raptors 116-109 in NBA action on Wednesday.

Milwaukee was run off the court by the 76ers on Wednesday as Philadelphia blasted the Bucks 130-95 at Wells Fargo Center.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Miami is 2-4-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Miami is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Miami's last 12 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at Philadelphia, Monday, April 16th

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