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NBA Betting Preview of Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat Game 3

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat Game 3 Betting Odds & Preview

Posted by: Charlie Smith

One team basketball betting online players have been paying special attention to in this year’s postseason is the 76ers. The ‘process’ has been criticized for their commitment to losing over the last couple of years. And even though they got off to a great start in Game 1, the Heat managed to tie things up in Game 2. Let’s take a gander at what kind of turnout the teaser sports betting odds are predicting for Game 3.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat – Thursday, April 19th

Series: Game 3 || Tied 1-1

When: 6:00 pm ET

Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida

TV: TNT

Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass

Basketball Betting Online Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
76ers -2 (-110) 216½ (-110) -132
Heat +2 (-110) 216½ (-110) +112
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Philadelphia 76ers

After the Philadelphia 76ers delivered a whopping 130-103 beating to the Miami Heat in Game 1 of this series, most basketball betting online players felt that they had this in the bag. However, it’s pretty clear that that is not the case. Coming off a 113-103 beating on home court, Philadelphia is now focused on retaking the lead on the road. Firstly, the odds weren’t favoring the 76ers all that heavily. Nevertheless, it’s clear that bettors have been moving that line quite a bit in the last 48 hours. But should we expect Philly to pick up Game 3? After all, they got stuffed pretty severely in Game 2. On top of that, they’ll be without leading front man Joel Embiid once again.

Players to Watch: Dario Saric (21.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 3.0 apg), Marco Belinelli (20.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.0 apg), and Ben Simmons (20.5 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 11.0 apg).

Miami Heat

The Heat now enter this Thursday night pairing pegged as the sportsbook underdog. It should be mentioned that Dwayne Wade was the driving force for Miami’s Game 2 victory. Wade finished the night with 28 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Notwithstanding that performance, Wade is now 36-years old. The point is that Miami cannot pin their hopes on the veteran. This is a best of 7 series and Wade will likely falter from time to time. We’ll have to see how both the veteran and Miami perform on home court this evening.

Players to Watch: Dwayne Wade (19.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.5 apg), Kelly Olynyk (18.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 4.0 apg), and Goran Dragic (17.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.5 apg).

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Philadelphia is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Philadelphia is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games
  • Miami is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Miami is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games at home
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat Picks

So which team should sportsbook bettors take in Thursday’s Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat matchup? All in all, taking Miami straight up can be quite lucrative this evening. The Heat put up a great fight in Game 2 and they could end up coming big this evening. Sign up now to make this NBA postseason prediction!

Score Prediction: 104-103 Miami. The Heat pull off the upset to take the lead in the series.

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