Miami Heat (30-27) at Philadelphia 76ers (29-25)
|Date & Time||Wednesday February 14, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -7 -- Over/Under: 201
The Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Miami Heat could use a win here after losing six of their last seven games. The Miami Heat are averaging 100.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 101.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Goran Dragic is averaging 17.2 points and 4.8 assists while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 14.2 points and 12 rebounds. Josh Richardson is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Johnson is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost four straight road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 107.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.7 points and 11.1 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 17 points and 3.2 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Dario Saric is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won eight straight home games.
The Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The 76ers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers are winning games and are in better form than the Heat, but this is a lot of points to give Miami. The Miami Heat have lost a lot of heartbreakers during this stretch, as six of their last seven losses have been decided by six or less points. The Heat have lost four games since Jan 31 on the last shot. While the Heat are losing, it's not like they're getting blown out and looking like a bad basketball team. The Heat have also won seven of the last 10 meetings against the 76ers. Give me the points.