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BetMGM Bonus Code VIBONUS Offers Free Bet on Heat at 76ers Game 4

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The return of Joel Embiid to the Philadelphia 76ers starting lineup has made all the difference in the world. Friday night’s 99-79 victory at home against the Miami Heat in Game 3 cut their two-game series deficit in half. Heading into Sunday night’s showdown, Philly has been opened as a slight 1.5-point home favorite to even this best-of-seven series at two games apiece.

The best way to bet on Sunday night’s Game 4 is at BetMGM. Available in a number of different states including Pennsylvania, new members can place their first bet for free up to $1,000. Working with VegasInsider, the following promo code VIBONUS activates this risk-free bet offer. Whether you decide to bet the Sixers or the Heat to win, that wager is covered up to $1,000.

Another betting option for Sunday night’s game at BetMGM is the total line. Currently set at 207.5 points, the total has stayed UNDER in two of the first three games.

The Heat won the opener 106-92 closing as 7.5-point home favorites. That total stayed UNDER 208.5 points. Using the same betting line for Game 2, Miami took the total OVER with a 119-103 victory as an eight-point home favorite. With Embiid back in the lineup, Philly cruised to the 20-point win with the total staying UNDER 210.5 points.

The league MVP candidate ended that game with 18 points and 11 rebounds. This gave his team a much-needed boost in this Eastern Conference semifinals matchup. Jimmy Butler led the way for Miami on Friday night with a game-high 33 points. The 76ers pulled away in the fourth quarter with a 31-14 edge in scoring.

A few of the more notable betting trends for these two teams lean towards a lower scoring game than expected. The total has stayed UNDER in seven of Miami’s last eight games. It has also stayed UNDER in four of the Heat's last five games against a team from the NBA’s Eastern Conference.

Betting the UNDER at BetMGM has cashed a winning play in six of Philadelphia’s last eight outings. The most telling trend is the total staying UNDER in six of the last eight meetings between these two teams.

Each of these team’s head coach is known for emphasizing tough defensive play. Miami has posted a points-allowed average of 97.6 through eight previous postseason games this season. That average is second only to the Milwaukee Bucks (96.3 points) among this season’s playoff teams. Philadelphia is next on the list at 102.6 points allowed through its first nine playoff games.

Written by Dave Schwab, our US sports betting industry expert.

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