NBA Betting Previews: Miami Favored Vs Embiid-Less Philly In Game 2

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Philadelphia 76ers (55-34, 41-46-2 ATS)  @ Miami Heat (58-30, 50-37-1 ATS), 7:30 p.m. ET

Lines/News: The Heat are 8.5-point favorites to take a 2-0 series lead. Joel Embiid (fractured eye socket, concussion) is out again for the 76ers. The O/U is 208. The Heat won Game 1 106-92 in Miami.  The 76ers are 6-4 straight up over their last 10 games. The Heat are 8-2 straight up over their last 10 games. The 76ers on the season are 40-46-3 to the Over and the Heat on the season are 49-39 to the Over.

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76ers Trends: The Over is 1-5 in 76ers games in their last six games. The 76ers are 3-7-1 against the spread (ATS) versus the Heat in their last 11 games. The 76ers are 3-10-1 ATS on the road in their last 14.

Heat Trends: The Over is 0-6 in Heat games in their last six games. The Heat are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games and 7-3 ATS after a win in the last 10 instances.

Player Trends: Philadelphia 76ers James Harden (O/U 23.5 points) scored 24+ points in zero of his seven (0%) games in the playoffs (avg. 18.6). In Game 1 without Embiid, he scored 16 points on 5-for-13 shooting (2-or-7 from three-point range).

Miami Heat Jimmy Butler (O/U 22.5 points) has scored 23+ points in two of his five (40%) games in the playoffs (avg. 27.4). He’s averaged 18.4 points in five games versus the 76ers this season.

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