NBA Summer League continues as Miami and Philadelphia will go head-to-head for the first time this summer. It's time to continue our NBA odds series with a Heat-76ers prediction and pick.


The Heat are (1-1) so far in Vegas after defeating the Boston Celtics and losing to the Atlanta Hawks. They are fresh off of the loss to Atlanta last night 95-88. As for the Sixers, they are (0-2) as both of their losses came to divisional rivals. The Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets got the best of the 76ers as Philadelphia will now try and win their first game of the tournament. This game will be played on ESPN2, so a majority of the sports world will be paying attention. Let's get right to the odds.

Here are the Heat-76ers MLB odds, courtesy of FanDuel. 

Summer League Odds: Heat-76ers Odds

Miami Heat: +2.5 (-106)

Philadelphia 76ers: -2.5 (-114)

Over: 173.5 (-110)

Under: 173.5 (-110)

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Why The Heat Could Cover The Spread

The heat will have the disadvantage as they played last night, whereas the Sixers last played Sunday night. These players are all young of course so it likely won't have too much of an effect. However, the Heat need to improve because they are coming off of a 7-point loss to the Hawks. Nikola Jovic did not play for the Heat but has already showed out this Summer. Before this tournament and against the Golden State Warriors, the first-round draft pick scored 25 points to put Heat fans into a frenzy about a week ago. It's unclear if he will suit play tonight, but if he does, they will certainly have a better chance of covering this spread.

Javonte Smart led the team with 19 points in the loss to the Hawks last night. Bryson Williams and Kyle Allman Jr. each scored in double figures as well but the starters will need to play better if they want to have a chance. The starters only scored 48 of the 88 points scored.

Why The 76ers Could Cover The Spread

The first few games of this tournament didn't go as planned for the Sixers. Toronto won by 20 in the first game and then Brooklyn won by seven the following night. However, with two days of rest and a full day ahead of them today, the Sixers should be ready to go.

Losing by 20 is never fun. It gets even worse when you only score seven points in a quarter. The 76ers were right there and even led at halftime of that game against Toronto. But a fourth-quarter collapse will sting for a while and it affected them the night after.

Isaiah Joe has been a bright spot for the 76ers so far as he scored 24 against the Raptors but only scored three in eight minutes the following night. Cassius Winston scored 16 against the Nets and nine with seven assists against the Raptors. Those two will need to be on their game tonight to give the Sixers a chance at covering this spread as the favorites.

Final Heat-76ers Prediction & Pick

This bet tonight isn't an easy one. The 76ers are the favorite and are going to have fresher legs than the Heat. It's going to come down to who can finish the game as both teams have struggled in the fourth. I do think both sides get going offensively so taking the over here is the right call.

Final Heat-76ers Prediction & Pick: Over 173.5 (-110)