This game means a lot to the Sixers and their fan base. This year seems to be the year of the City of Brotherly Love as the Super Ball Champions - the Eagles - have already belted the first great trophy.
The first playoff game in a long time will showcase some of the great offensive efforts by the both teams putting up the show for the playoff hungry crowd.
This game total line is 214 and the first half stands at 109.
|DATE||HOME / AWAY||LINE||ATS MAR||O/U||HOME FG||AWAY FG||REB H-A|
|03/08/18||MIA 108 - PHI 99||MIA -1||8.0||U 210.5||42/89||34/86||49-46|
|02/27/18||MIA 102 - PHI 101||Push -1||8.0||U 205.0||36/82||35/84||37-44|
|02/14/18||PHI 104 - MIA 102||MIA 4.0||2.0||O 202.0||39/92||35/77||60-29|
|02/02/18||PHI 103 - MIA 97||PHI -4||2.0||U 203.0||42/85||34/87||39-49|
As we can clearly see the given line is higher than in the regular season contradicting the playoff defensive intensity theory. And that is for a good reason.
The explosive nature of those two teams will be well felt in the first half where the Sixers and the Heat will both be busy thinking scoring rather than defending.