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Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 4/9/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat
Date & Time Tuesday April 9, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
American Airlines Arena
Miami, Florida
The Line
The Line: Miami Heat -3 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
NSPA, FSS
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat meet Tuesday in NBA action at the American Airlines Arena.

The Philadelphia 76ers look to play spoiler after splitting their last 10 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.5 points and 13.6 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 18.7 points and three assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Redick is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.8 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last eight road games.

The Miami Heat need a win to stay in the playoff race while snapping a four-game losing streak. The Miami Heat are averaging 105.6 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Josh Richardson is averaging 16.6 points and 4.1 assists while Dwyane Wade is averaging 14.7 points and 4.1 assists. Goran Dragic is the third double-digit scorer and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.4 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have split their last eight home games.

The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southeast. The Heat are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Atlantic. The 76ers are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Miami and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 6-0 in Heat last 6 home games. The over is 9-3 in 76ers last 12 overall.

The Philadelphia 76ers continue to be hit or miss and seem to be focused on getting healthy for the playoffs, which means Jimmy Butler probably sits this one out. The Miami Heat are all but bounced from the playoff conversation, so this will be the last home game for Dwyane Wade. You can expect a packed house and a motivated Heat squad to send the Hall of Famer off with a victory. Other than that one variable, you should strongly consider the 76ers and the free bucket considering they're the better team. But in terms of my pick, I'm giving the Heat the edge based on it being Wade's last home game and guys wanting to send him off with a victory. It's only right.

Pick:
Miami Heat -3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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