Miami vs Philadelphia: prediction for the NBA match
Miami managed to exploit Philadelphia's problems and won the first match of the series. Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo completely destroyed the opponent's defense. These players scored 49 points combined and also tallied 13 rebounds and 11 assists. Heat have secured a 106:92 victory.
Kyle Lowry had to miss the previous match. But his absence didn't affect the Heat's performance. Spoelstra's men should be able to put up another great performance in the second match without Lowry.
Philadelphia played the first match of the series against Miami without Joel Embiid. Accroding to Doc Rivers, club's leader is in a much better condition now. However, Embiid will miss the next match as well. He is an extremely important player for the Sixers, so no one will risk him, when he is not healthy.
Embiid's absence hit the Sixers hard in the previous match. Pennsylvania team failed to break through Miami's defense. They made 13 shots less than Miami, so result is not so surprising.
Heat managed to beat the total in three of five latest matches
Herro averages 15,7 points per game in matches against the Sixers
We are not expecting something to change in the upcoming match. Visitors won't have many chances for a victory without Embiid. Sixers are just unable to break through Heat's defense.
Our prediction - Miami to win the match with a handicap of (-6,5) points
Miami are a great defensive team. Eric Spoelstra's men are looking wonderful at home matches. In 3 of 5 latest matches at Florida opponents were unable to score more than 94 points. We are not expecting a high-scoring game here.
Our second bet is on total under 210,5 points