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76ers vs. Heat line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Game 1 matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Monday's Game 1 matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Miami Heat
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The Philadelphia 76ers begin a best-of-seven matchup against the Miami Heat with Game 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday. Miami is favored by 7.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 208.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). 

Before making any 76ers vs. Heat picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters the third full week of the 2022 NBA playoffs on a stunning 86-58 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,100. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns!

The model knows the 76ers are electric on offense. Philadelphia scored 119.5 points per 100 possessions in the first round against Toronto, shooting 48.8 percent in the process. The 76ers also connected on 40.8 percent of 3-point shots, and Philadelphia shot 84.9 percent on 25.3 free throw attempts per game. On the other end, Philadelphia held Toronto to fewer than 1.1 points per possession, and the 76ers have a pair of prolific perimeter scorers in James Harden and Tyrese Maxey.

The model also knows the Heat are elite on defense. Miami finished in the top five of the NBA in defensive efficiency this season, with top-four marks in 3-point defense and field goal percentage defense. The Heat also held the Hawks to 1.04 points per possession in the first round, securing 75.4 percent of defensive rebounds and creating a turnover on 17.5 percent of defensive possessions. Miami led the NBA in points allowed in the paint during the regular season, and the Heat limited opponents to only 23.3 assists per game.

Now, it has set its sights on 76ers vs. Heat. We can tell you the model is leaning over the total, and it also says one side of the spread has ALL the value! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

Who wins 76ers vs. Heat? And which side of the spread has ALL the value? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the 76ers vs. Heat spread you should be all over Monday, all from the model on a roll on NBA picks!

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