The Philadelphia 76ers visit the Miami Heat at FTX Arena for Game 2 of their second-round series Wednesday, with the Heat as 8-point favorites. Philadelphia shooting guard James Harden has a number of player props at various sportsbooks available to bettors.
Miami grabbed a 1-0 series lead with a 106-92 win Monday, and the Heat are now -590 favorites to win the series against Philadelphia at FanDuel Sportsbook.
Harden was limited to 16 points, nine rebounds, and five assists, and he went 2-for-7 from beyond the arc in the loss.
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Harden averaged 21 points, 7.1 rebounds, 10.5 assists, and 2.2 3-pointers across 21 regular-season games with the 76ers. After his poor Game 1 showing, the veteran has averaged 18.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 9.4 assists, and 2.1 3-pointers during the playoffs.
Philadelphia is tied for the longest odds to win the NBA Championship at +4000 at Caesars Sportsbook, and Harden is listed at +10000 to win the NBA Finals MVP Award.
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Should Harden and the 76ers pull off a road upset Wednesday, it will be interesting to see if those odds move.
Here’s a quick peek at Harden’s player prop totals at DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel, and Caesars Sportsbooks.
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Aside from the first-basket prop, FanDuel is offering the best numbers across the board, and it’s worth noting the prop totals are all high compared to Harden’s previously highlighted averages.
Miami also has the second-best defensive rating in the playoffs after finishing fourth-best during the regular season. It will be another tough road test for Harden and the 76ers.