Heat vs. 76ers - 3/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (8-54) at Miami Heat (36-26)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -15 -- Over/Under: 212 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, SUN
The Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat square off Sunday at the American Airlines Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers have not won a single game in a month. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 96.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Ish Smith is averaging 15.1 points and 7.3 assists while Robert Covington is averaging 11.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. Isaiah Canaan is dishing 1.7 assists and Jerami Grant is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost seven straight road games. Jahlil Okafor, Kendall Marshall, Nerlens Noel and Nik Stauskas are questionable.
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The Miami Heat look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 17 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 97.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 96.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 19.2 points and 4.8 assists while Joe Johnson is averaging 14 points and 2.8 rebounds. Goran Dragic is dishing 5.6 assists and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.7 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won four of their last five home games.
The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games. The Heat are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 34-15-2 ATS in their last 51 Sunday games. The 76ers are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Miami.
Instead of eating the big chalk, I'm going to side with the over in this spot. The Heat continue to shoot a high percentage and are consistenctly topping 100 points since Chris Bosh was injured. This should jump the total.