76ers vs. Heat Game 2 Prediction
Without Joel Embiid, the 76ers were flat, uninspired and unimpressive in their Game 1 loss to the Heat. With the teams’ NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals series continuing with Game 2 on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. ET, will the Heat cash again for bettors?
541 Philadelphia 76ers (+8) at 542 Miami heat (-8); o/u 207.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Venue: FTX Arena, Miami, FL
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Notes
Tobias Harris led all scorers with 27 points (11-of-18 FGs) and chipped in six rebounds, an assist and a block Monday in the 106-92 loss to Miami. Harris' scoring total was his most of the playoffs and most overall since Feb. 8. He was one of the most dependable options in Round 1 where he averaged 17.8 points and 9.5 boards and posted a double-double in four of the final five contests. He carried that strong play into the Eastern Conference semis, but unfortunately, his teammates were nowhere to be found. Philadelphia will need a better team effort in Game 2 if it hopes to stay competitive.
Miami Heat DFS Notes
Bam Adebayo went off for 24 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in Monday’s 106-92 win over the 76ers. Bam was tremendous in his last game out, going for 20/11/4 in the series-clinching Game 5 victory over Atlanta. He was even better against Philly, taking advantage of poor play from DeAndre Jordan and the inexperience of Paul Reed. With Joel Embiid set to miss at least one more game, expect Adebayo to feast again Wednesday.
76ers vs. Heat Game 2 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The 76ers are now 3-7-1 against the spread in their last 11 games overall and are 1-5-1 against the number in their last seven games in Miami. The Sixers have also failed to cover in seven of their last nine road games, are 1-4 against the spread in their last five conference semifinals games and are 0-4-1 ATS in their last five road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600. On the other side, the Heat are 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games and are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: MIAMI HEAT -8