Saturday NBA Opening Odds

nba opening odds nba playoffs nba betting information philadelphia 76ers miami heat doug collins erik spoelstra elton brand dwyane wade

(The Spread) – The Big Three of the Miami Heat enter the NBA Playoffs with all eyes on them as they begin their series Saturday afternoon with the Philadelphia 76ers, one of four games on the first day of the postseason schedule.

View Current NBA Betting Odds

Miami, which won all three meetings during the regular season, will tip off against Philadelphia at 3:30PM EST. According to oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com, the Heat are 10.5-point favorites in the matchup and the over-under is set at 190.

According to the latest NBA trends, Miami is 6-5 against the spread versus Philadelphia over the last three seasons. Miami is 9-2 straight up against Philadelphia over the last three seasons. Six of 10 games in this series have gone under the total over the last three seasons.

LeBron James led Miami this season after signing his huge offseason contract, averaging 26.7 points per game along with 7.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists. Elton Brand paces a balanced 76ers offense at 15.0 points per game.

The Chicago Bulls, the top overall seed in the NBA Playoffs, will open the day with their 1:00PM Game One clash with the Indiana Pacers at the United Center. The Bulls are 11.5-point favorites and the over-under is 188.5.

Orlando hosts Atlanta at 7:05PM EST, a year after the Magic thrashed the Hawks in an Eastern Conference semifinals sweep. Orlando is an 8.5-point favorite and the over-under is 179.5. The day wraps up at 9:35PM EST when the Dallas Mavericks start their series at home against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Mavericks are 5-point favorites with an over-under listed at 186.

Saturday NBA Opening Point Spread Odds & Over/Under Totals

701 Indiana Pacers +11.5 (188.5)

702 Chicago Bulls -11.5

703 Philadelphia 76ers +10.5 (190)

704 Miami Heat -10.5

705 Atlanta Hawks +8.5 (179.5)

706 Orlando Hawks -8.5

707 Portland Trail Blazers +5 (186)

708 Dallas Mavericks -5

Bet NBA Betting Odds

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Recent NBA Discussions

nba for sat night on Sat, Dec 2016 by Timmy1961
added cbb play on Sat, Dec 2016 by Timmy1961
early cbb plays 1st set on Sat, Dec 2016 by Timmy1961
Carolina Wise Guy Is Back!!!! CBB Plays 12/10 on Sat, Dec 2016 by CarolinaWiseGuy
Advertisement

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Cavs gun for another home triumph Kemba Walker and the Hornets are in the midst of a three-game winning streak. But can they keep rolling against the top team in the Eastern...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Grizzlies Prediction Will tonight's Warriors and Grizzlies game be low-scoring for bettors when the two teams matchup at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Heat vs. Bulls Prediction Is Dwayne Wade going to lead his Chicago Bulls to a dominant win over the Miami Heat when they...
Thumbnail Suns vs. Lakers Prediction Are the Suns a good bet to cash for bettors tonight as a road underdog versus the Lakers at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Cleveland aims to stomp Spoelstra's crew Miami raised eyebrows across the NBA when it gave Tyler Johnson a $50 million contract during the offseason. Now, though, South Beach could be looking at a...

NBA Headlines

NBA Team Pages