With Miami giving up 2.5 points as a home score and 225 points overall, what's the smart bet on Monday night's 76ers vs. Heat matchup at 8:00 PM ET?
Chances of playing and betting
589 Philadelphia 76ers (+2.5) at 590 Miami Heat (-2.5); o/u 225
8:00 PM ET, Monday, December 25, 2023
Kaseya Center, Miami, FL
General betting information 76ers vs. Heat
Our NBA public betting information page shows that 67% of public bettors are currently backing the 76ers. However, this information may change throughout the day, so be sure to check the link for the most up-to-date public betting data.
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Spin
Joel Embiid (sprained right ankle) ruled out for Monday's game against the Heat. Embiid missed Saturday's practice and is now ruled out for the Christmas Day game against the Heat. He doesn't match Embiid's star power, but Paul Reed should start and provide good value in this game. Mo Bamba may also play a few minutes from the bench.
Miami Heat DFS Spin
Jimmy Butler (left calf strain) and Haywood Smith (cold) are questionable for Monday's game against the 76ers. Butler has missed the last two games, but could be back for Christmas. If that's the case, James Jaques Jr. will likely be pushed to the bench, though he'll still play a big role. Highsmith hasn't played many minutes in recent weeks, so his availability won't have much of a fantasy impact.
76ers vs Heat NBA betting trends
Philadelphia is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games
Philadelphia is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games
The total has gone under in 6 of Miami's last 7 games at home against Philadelphia.
Miami is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games against Philadelphia
76ers vs Heat NBA Prediction:
Take Miami The Heat have won five of their last seven games and are 4-1 against the spread in their last five against the 76ers. Miami is also 6-2 in their last eight home games against Philadelphia and is 28-7 in their last 35 games against the Sixers in Miami. Finally, the Heat are 6-2 in their last eight games against Atlantic Division opponents in the betting window.
76ers vs. Heat Betting Prediction: MIAMI HEAT -2.5