Philadelphia 76ers (24-17) vs. Miami Heat (27-15)
January 15, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Heat -2; Over/Under: -207.5
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat meet Saturday in NBA action at the FTX Arena. The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after winning eight of their last nine games. The Miami Heat look to build on their four-game winning streak.
The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 107.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.1 points and 4.3 assists, while Tobias Harris is averaging 18.4 points and 3.9 assists. Tyrese Maxey is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is dishing 3.9 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat are averaging 108.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 44 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 23.2 points and 5.4 assists, while Tyler Herro is averaging 20.7 points and 5.1 rebounds. Bam Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Heat are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Heat last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in 76ers last 5 Saturday games. The 76ers are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Miami and 1-5-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
These are two teams playing their best ball of the season, making this a must-watch game. With both clubs on the end of a back to back, we should see some tired legs and a more free flowing offense. The 76ers are shooing over 49 percent from the field in their last five games. The Miami Heat have seen the over hit in four of their last five home games, and the over has hit in five of the last seven meetings. Low total. Give me the over.