Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat (By: Miyagi)
Back from the all-star break for the second half of the season, where things start to get 'real' and teams tend to be more serious. The Sixers will miss their (allegedly) best player, Embiid, while on the other side, Dragic is expected to make his return for the Heat. With that news, the Heat are not even close as big underdogs as they were considered to be and any handicaps above 5p should be solid enough for the team with the better defense and balance in their rotation.
That being said, I prefer Winslow's rebounds in this game although Embiid will miss this one and Whiteside should dominate the boards against Amir. Winslow is a key player for the Heat on both ends of the court, he will take minutes as PG and should Dragic make his return, he will also play in his more favorable SF position. The sure thing is that the Heat will need his energy and defense against a team with too much quality at guards/wings thus he will have to stay on the court for a long time. Winslow gathers a bit over 4.5 defensive rebounds (5.5 total) on an average day, which is the second best in the team, and he should go well above that number today against a team that will miss its top rebounder and ranks amongst the worst in offensive rebounds per game.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat predictions
|Winslow Over 5.5 Rebounds||Pinnacle||1.71||10||7 WON (+7.1 units)|
Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).