It’s the weekend, baby. It’s beautiful outside here on the East coast. Spring has sprung, and summer is around the corner, brother. Today is a day to feel good. Maybe you have some friends over, maybe you sit outside and crack open some ice cold beers, maybe you fire up the grill and throw some meat on it. Maybe you do all of those things. The thing we won’t tolerate being a “maybe” today is winning. There is no maybe about it, we will win. We need to win, and win we shall.
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Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers (-6.5)
8 p.m. ET
Joel Embiid won’t play in Game 1, and for our purposes, that’s a good thing. This will be the Sixers’ first taste of playoff basketball, and they’re going against a coach who has been there quite a few times in Erik Spoelstra. Playoff basketball means making teams do things they are uncomfortable doing, and slowing the games down. The Heat will absolutely do those things, which means under.
THE PICK: Under 214.5