Heat vs Sixers Game 2 Predictions and Betting Picks

The Philadelphia Sixers sent a very clear message to the Miami Heat in game one. They are for real and they are a true contender in the Eastern Conference. The Sixers put up 130 points and will now look to notch their 18th straight win in game two of the NBA playoffs against the Heat. Will the Heat be able to rebound with a win or will they get trounced once again? Here is a look at the Heat vs Sixers game 2 predictions.

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Game 2 Odds Shift

The Sixers were (-6.5) point favorites in game one and that number dropped to (-5.5) before tip-off. The Sixers easily covered the first game with the 27 point victory and that caused the sportsbooks to adjust the point spread in game two. Before making Heat vs Sixers game 2 predictions, it is imperative to look at the odds. The most recent odds shows that the Sixers are (-7.5) point favorites. This is a one point increase from the first game. Only 63% of the public took the Sixers in game one, but that has changed. According to the latest sports betting consensus, the public is all over the Sixers to win and cover once again. They are getting more bets then the Golden State Warriors are in game two.

Heat vs Sixers Game 2 Predictions and Betting Picks

Heat vs Sixers Game 2 Predictions and Betting Picks

Ben Getting Better?

Ben Simmons was incredible in game one. He was one rebound short of a triple-double and showed the Sixers that they could win without Joel Embiid, who is still recovering from an injury. The Sixers hit a team playoff-record 18 3-pointers and they were unstoppable on the offensive end of the floor.

Heat vs Sixers game 2 predictions

The Sixers are red-hot, but the NBA playoffs can be funny. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. The Sixers will not set a team record from 3-point range every night. That is the reason they won by such a big margin in game one and that is why 73% of the early bets coming in on the game are on the Sixers to cover in game two.

The sports betting trends indicate that the Sixers could be vulnerable in game two. The 76ers are 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last 6 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game. Meanwhile the Heat are 17-6-3 ATS in their last 26 games against a team with a winning straight up record and 13-6-1 ATS in the last 20 games after they failed to cover the spread. The Heat will make adjustments and they will keep game two close.

In game two, bet on the Heat (+7) against the Sixers

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