Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat Line at -9.5 for Game Two of NBA Playoffs

Written by:
Carrie Stroup
Published on:
Apr/18/2011
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat Line

The Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat line was listed at -9.5 at Sportsbook.comwith a total of 189.

Miami’s star guard Dwayne Wade did not practice yesterday because of symptoms of a migraine, a problem that has plagued him for years and kept him out of a game earlier this season. His status for Game 2 against the 76ers on Monday night is unclear. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said on Sunday that it's "too soon" to know if the 2006 NBA finals MVP will be available for Game 2.

Wade told the team that he felt a headache coming on Saturday afternoon before Miami's 97-89 victory, playing 35 minutes without any obvious discomfort. Wade scored 17 points in that game, five of them in the final 1:34 as the Heat held off a huge comeback attempt by the 76ers.

Philadelphia has held the Heat under 50 percent shooting all four times they've played this season, yet they’ve lost all four those games. One of the reasons for that is the fact that Miami holds a 127-61 lead in free throws taken in its series with Philadelphia this season, including a 39-15 edge in the Heat’s Game 1 win. Fouls — for and against — have been a season-long issue for the Sixers. They were 26th in the 30-team NBA in free throws taken this season, while Miami ranked third in that department. And while the 76ers had three players get called for fouls more than 200 times during the regular season, Wade was Miami's leader with 197.

If Wade cannot go on Monday, the Sixers obviously catch a huge break. And if Wade does play, he may have to wear goggles again to protect his eyes from bright lights — one major migraine trigger. Wade wore goggles with an orange tint when Miami faced the New York Knicks on Jan. 27, around the time of his last known fight with migraines. He made 13 straight shots from the field during one stretch of that game, finishing with 34 points.

- Carrie Stroup, Gambling911.com Senior Reporter

Basketball Odds News

How to Bet on Sports - NBA Philadelphia 76ers Special Player Props

How to Bet on Sports - NBA Philadelphia 76ers Special Player Props

The Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference and the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference appear to be on a direct collision course to meet in this season’s best-of-seven NBA Finals.

NBA Awards and Updated 2019 Championship Title Odds

NBA Awards and Updated 2019 Championship Title Odds

We're more than a month away from the NBA Awards show on June 24, but SportsBetting.ag (www.sportsbetting.ag, Twitter: @SportsBettingAG) has updated its odds for MVP and other league accolades, except for Rookie of the Year.

Warriors Sweep Blazers in Sweep, Advance to Final

Warriors Sweep Blazers in Sweep, Advance to Final

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Portland Trailblazers in overtime Monday to sweep and advance to the NBA Finals.  They were the early favorites to win this year's Final.

Payout on the Toronto Raptors Winning the 2019 NBA Eastern Conference

Heading into Game 4 of the 2019 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs, the Toronto Raptors payout would be $425 for every $100 bet or $42.50 for every $10 bet.

2019 NBA Playoff Betting Picks – Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers Game 4

No team has ever come back from a 0-3 deficit to win a NBA playoff series. Right now all the Portland Trail Blazers are trying to do is win a game.

Syndicate