76ers vs. Heat - 3/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (35-26) at Philadelphia 76ers (8-53)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, CSN
The Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers square off Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Miami Heat look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 17 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 97.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 96.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 19 points and 4.1 rebounds while Joe Johnson is averaging 18 points and 3.5 assists. Goran Dragic is dishing 5.5 assists and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.5 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won seven of their last nine road games.
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The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t won a game since February 6. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 96.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.5 points and seven rebounds while Ish Smith is averaging 14.7 points and 7.3 assists. Robert Covington is dishing 1.3 assists and Nerlens Noel is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost five straight home games.
The Heat are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The 76ers are 17-36 ATS in their last 53 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Heat are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Philadelphia.
With the way the Heat are shooting the ball, it's hard to see the 76ers holding up for 48 minutes. I like Miami in a blowout.