On Thursday night, the Sixers and Heat meet in their second matchup against one another in three nights.
Let’s get into our Sixers-Heat betting preview, including odds, boosts, and picks.
The NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols have been under much scrutiny of late, as the league was forced to postpone six games from January 10-13. Additionally, the league has moved forward with the postponement of two additional games this Friday (Washington v. Detroit, Golden State v. Phoenix).
Somehow, despite a whopping 13 players missing Tuesday night’s game between the Heat and Sixers, the NBA has opted to continue tonight’s game as scheduled.
While the Sixers are expected to get Tobias Harris, Shake Milton, Matisse Thybulle, and Terrance Ferguson back, assuming the final hurdles of the health and safety protocols are cleared, the Heat will enter this one shorthanded again.
Miami will once again be without:
- Jimmy Butler
- Avery Bradley
- Udonis Haslem
- Kendrick Nunn
- Bam Adebayo
- Maurice Harkless
- KZ Okpala
- Goran Dragic
Meyers Leonard is listed as doubtful with a left shoulder strain.
Sixers vs. Heat Odds
Here’s the line for the Sixers and Heat at DraftKings Sportsbook:
- Spread: Sixers -10.5, Heat +10.5
- Moneyline: Sixers -590, Heat +430
- Total: 223