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Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers,
4-16-2018 - Pick and Prediction

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Game Snapshot with Current Line

#701 Miami
Heat 215.5
#702 Philadelphia
76ers -6.5

Monday, April 16, 2018 at 8:15pm

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Game Stats

Miami Heat

44 - 39

41-38
ATS
38-42
O/U
103
PPG
103
OPPG

Philadelphia 76ers

53 - 30

49-34
ATS
42-40
O/U
110
PPG
105
OPPG

Miami Heat (44-38) at Philadelphia 76ers (52-30)

NBA: Monday, April 16, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. ET

The Miami Heat hit the road to take on the Philadelphia 76ers for a Monday night game two. Philadelphia took a 1-0 series lead with a 130-103 win on Saturday night. The 76ers have won 17 straight games dating back to the regular season. Joel Embiid will miss the contest with an eye injury and may be ready for game three. A 76ers win would put the Heat in a big hole even heading home for games three and four. The 76ers offense is unstoppable at the moment, thanks to Ben SimmonsThe rookie guard takes over the game with his ability to drive in and kick out to the 76ers sharpshooters. JJ Redick, Marco Belinelli, Robert Covington, and Dario Saric have become Simmons’ favorite options with Embiid out. Can Simmons lead Philadelphia to a huge game two victory?

Keys for Heat victory

It’s simple there’s no way around it. The Heat were beaten down good on Saturday in nearly every area against Philadelphia. Miami allowed a 76ers team without their best player to go for 130 points. Yes, they have Simmons and had won 16 straight going into the game, but that’s no excuse. In order for the Heat to have a shot at getting back in this series they can’t let the 76ers go 18-of-28 from 3-point range. Of course, Goran Dragic will have to wake up. The Heat’ leading scorer finished with 15 points on 4-of-14 shooting in their game one loss. Getting Hassan Whiteside more involved will also help. It will slow down a 76ers team that loves to get out in transition. Whiteside only had two points in 12 minutes. It’s hard to understand why he’s not playing bigger minutes against a less physical 76ers team.

76ers blow by Heat

The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Miami Heat 130-103 in game one on Saturday. Philadelphia used a 34-18 third quarter to pull away. JJ Redick led the 76ers with 28 points on 4-of-6 from 3-point range. Ben Simmons had 17 points, 14 assists, and nine rebounds in his first career playoff game. Philadelphia shot 47 percent from the field and Miami shot 45 percent. The 76ers out-rebounded the Heat 50-42 in the contest. Marco Belinelli finished with 25 points on 4-of-7 from 3-point range. Dario Saric added 20 points and six rebounds, and Ersan Ilyasova put up 17 points and 14 rebounds off the bench. The Heat committed 18 turnovers and the 76ers had 11.

Trends:

The Miami Heat are:

  • 17-6-3 ATS in their last 26 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • 26-10-2 ATS in their last 38 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.

The Philadelphia 76ers are:

  • 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game.
  • 5-1 over in 76ers last 6 games following a straight up win.

Miami will get a much better performance from Dragic this time around. I expect Simmons to lead Philadelphia to another win but it won’t be a blowout.

The pick: Miami

George Middleton

George has his Bachelor’s Degree from Cal State Long Beach in Communication Studies, minored in Journalism. He is an editor at Fansided powered network Air Alamo (San Antonio Spurs) and an NBA writer at RantSports. Plays in multiple basketball leagues. Has placed bets since the age of 15. Love watching basketball, baseball, and football games. Also loves Hip-Hop.

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