Heat at 76ers - 4/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (36-45) at Philadelphia 76ers (18-63)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, CSN
The Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers play Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Miami Heat look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, the Heat are averaging 94.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 97.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 21.5 points and 4.8 assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 16.8 points and 5.2 assists. Luol Deng is dishing 1.9 assists and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 45.1 percent from the field but just 22.9 percent from deep in their last five games. The Heat have lost four straight road games. In fact, the Heat have won just one road game since the beginning of March. The Heat still have a slight chance of making the playoffs if they can pick up this victory.
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The Philadelphia 76ers look to snap a nine-game losing streak. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 91.8 points on 40.8 percent shooting and are allowing 100.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Robert Covington is averaging 13.2 points and 4.5 rebounds while Hollis Thompson is averaging 8.5 points and 2.8 rebounds. Henry Sims is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Jerami Grant is dishing 1.1 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting just 38.2 percent from the field and 31.8 percent from deep in their last five games. The 76ers have lost 11 of their last 14 games when scoring less than 100 points. Eleven of the 76ers last 12 wins have come at home. Luc Mbah a Moute and Nerlens Noel are questionable with injuries.
The Heat are 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. NBA Atlantic and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The 76ers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Southeast and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Heat are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia.
Not sure how the Heat are going to play assuming they've been bounced from the playoffs. However, the Heat are head and shoulders the better team here. Have to pick Miami and take the free bucket. This line is all off.