76ers vs. Heat Match Preview & Betting Odds 2018/19Published November 12, 2018
The road has not been kind to the Philadelphia 76ers this season (1-6). But luckily, they will be facing a team that has been having some serious struggles at home lately. The Heat were leading the Pacers in the fourth quarter Friday, but let Indiana end the game on a 12-0 run.
But the following night was even worse. They allowed the Wizards to go on a 31-12 run to start the fourth. Miami went on to lose that one by six, 116-110.
They have been playing without Dwyane Wade lately while he is on paternity leave, but he has only been chipping in 14.3 points a game anyway. However, they may be able to weather the fourth quarter storm Monday night against a Philadelphia team that will be down two starters, Dario Saric and Robert Covington.
Can Philadelphia’s bench help them get a rare road win? Or will Miami’s defense wake up and secure the win late in the game?
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Spread: Heat by 1
Missing two guys is going to make things a lot tougher on the 76ers. But in the end, they are still a better team than the Heat and will come out on top (straight up and against the spread).
With each team missing pieces from their respective lineups, don’t expect much out of either offense. Taking the under is probably a safe bet.
Money line: 76ers +100; Heat -114
With neither team at full strength, it is hard to expect either to bring its ‘A’ game. But with the pieces the 76ers will have on the court, it is not hard to see them getting a rare win on the road.