The surging 76ers with a healthy Joel Embiid will host the Heat in an 2024 NBA Play-In Tournament game.

The winner of that matchup will face the No. 2 Knicks in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, while the loser will play the winner of the No. 9 Bulls vs. No. 10 Hawks Play-In game.

Philadelphia and Miami split their four regular-season meetings.

The 76ers made a late push for a top-six seed in the East when Embiid, the 2023 NBA MVP, returned from a knee injury. Embiid finished the season averaging 34.7 points and 11 rebounds in just 39 games.

The Sixers finished 31-8 with Embiid in the lineup and 16-27 without him this season.

Philadelphia is one of the league’s hottest teams and enters the postseason riding an eight-game win streak.

The Heat will try to contain Embiid with Bam Adebayo, who is a Defensive Player of the Year candidate.

It will be a tough matchup for Miami because Embiid had 16 points, two assists and one turnover with Adebayo as his primary defender, according to the NBA’s matchup data.

Miami qualified for the playoffs in the Play-In Tournament last year.

Jimmy Butler leads the Heat in points (20.9), assists (5.0) and steals (1.3) per game this season. Center Bam Adebayo is the leading rebounder (10.4) and blocks (.9).

What channel is 76ers vs. Heat on today?

  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live streaming: Sling

The 76ers vs. Heat game will air on ESPN. The game can also be streamed on Sling.

Viewers can also live stream Play-In Tournament games with Sling.

Sling is the home for avid sports fans offering a range of sports channels so you can always cheer for your favorite teams with channels like ESPN, TBS, TNT, NFL Network, FS1 and more.

If a game is not available to watch live in your location, or if you’re traveling abroad, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs provide a secure and private online connection, allowing you to bypass geographical restrictions to access your favorite streaming services from any device in the world.

76ers vs. Heat start time

  • Date: Wednesday, April 17
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET | 4 p.m. PT

The 76ers vs. Heat will tip off around 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 17. The game will be played at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

76ers vs. Heat betting odds

The 76ers-Heat betting odds open with Philly as 4.5-point favorites per BetMGM.

Spread Total Moneyline
76ers -4.5 (-110) o208.5 (-115) -185
Heat +4.5 (-110) u208.5 (-105) +150

2024 NBA Play-In Tournament schedule

The NBA Play-In Tournament will begin on Tuesday, April 16, and run through Friday, 19. The games will be carried by ESPN and TNT. The playoffs will begin on April 20, with games airing on ABC, ESPN, NBA TV and TNT.

Those hoping to live stream Play-In and playoff games can also find the contests on Sling TV.

Here’s the full Play-In Tournament schedule:

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV channel
April 16 Lakers at Pelicans 7:30 p.m. TNT
Warriors at Kings 10 p.m. TNT
April 17 Heat at 76ers 7 p.m. ESPN
Hawks at Bulls 9:30 p.m. ESPN

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