Heat vs. 76ers - 2/23/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (12-43) at Miami Heat (23-31)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -10.5 -- Over/Under: 190 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, SUN
The Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat meet Monday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a big win after losing six of their last eight games. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 89.9 points on 41 percent shooting and are allowing 100.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Robert Covington is averaging 13.1 points and 4.7 rebounds while Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is averaging 10.2 points and five rebounds. Henry Sims is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Hollis Thompson is shooting 39 percent from the field. The Philadelphia 76ers have scored less than 100 points in five straight games and are coming off a Sunday loss to the Orlando Magic in which they turned the ball over 21 times. The 76ers are just 5-23 SU on the road, which includes nine straight road losses.
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The Miami Heat really need a victory after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, the Heat are averaging 93.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting and are allowing 96.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 21.1 points and 5.2 assists while Luol Deng is averaging 14.1 points and 5.1 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 8.9 rebounds and Goran Dragic is shooting 36.4 percent from the field. The Miami Heat are now focused on picking up the pieces without Chris Bosh and making a playoff push with Dragic as their new point guard. Dragic, who was traded from the Phoenix Suns, was 4-11 from the field with three rebounds and one assist in his first game. With some minutes under his belt, expect a slightly more comfortable player in this game.
The 76ers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 road games. The Heat are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Atlantic and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 home games. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Miami.
These are two of the lower scoring teams in the league, and the under has hit in 21-5 in 76ers last 26 vs. Eastern Conference. Ignore the heavy chalk and take the under here.