Miami Heat (4-5) at Philadelphia 76ers (8-4)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -11 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Miami Heat need a win here to get back to a .500 record. The Miami Heat are averaging 111.3 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Tyler Herro is averaging 17.7 points and 6.8 rebounds while Bam Adebayo is averaging 17.4 points and five assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Gabe Vincent is grabbing two rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 113.4 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 26.6 points and 12.1 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19 points and 3.1 assists. Seth Curry is the third double-digit scorer and Shake Milton is dishing 3.3 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.8 rebounds per game.
The Heat are 11-2-1 ATS in their last 14 Thursday games. The 76ers are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Heat last 6 road games. The over is 4-1 in 76ers last 5 overall. The Heat are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Miami Heat continue to throw out a severely undermanned roster and that's why the line is what it is. However, we saw these teams play Tuesday night and that Heat roster took the 76ers to overtime and would have won late if the fourth quarter if they didn't turn the ball over. The Philadelphia 76ers bring a lackluster effort at times and simply don't put teams away. No matter who is on the court for the Heat, they're going to play hard. Give me the points.