Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/22/2014
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 7:30 PM
American Airlines Arena in Miami
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On Tuesday night, the Philadelphia 76ers will be taking on the Miami Heat in a game between two of the lowest scoring teams in the Eastern Conference. Miami was able to easily defeat Philadelphia 114-96 on the road earlier this season.
On Sunday, the 76ers were able to snap their five-game losing streak when the beat the Orlando Magic 96-88 on the road. They didn't shoot well from the field in that win, but they were able to come away with a 52-43 rebounding advantage.
So far this season, the 76ers are the worst scoring team in the NBA and have also given up over 103 points per game to their opponents. Small forward Robert Covington is having a breakout season for Philadelphia and is currently averaging 11.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and just 1.2 turnovers per game.
The Heat played one of their more complete games on Sunday night when they routed the Boston Celtics 100-84 at home. They made 47.4 percent of their shots in that win and only ended up turning the ball over eight times.
Miami's defense has been solid through their first 28 games, but their offense is scoring less than 95 points per game. Small forward Luol Deng is playing pretty well in his first season with the Heat, averaging 14.5 points per game while making 50 percent of his shots.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
Philadelphia 76ers are 12-13-1 Against the Spread
Philadelphia 76ers are 11-15-0 against the Over/Under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
Miami Heat are 14-14-0 Against the Spread
Miami Heat are 12-16-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/22/14 G Hollis Thompson Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Miami
12/22/14 F Furkan Aldemir Foot "?" Tuesday vs. Miami
10/27/14 G Jason Richardson Foot out for season
10/23/14 F Joel Embiid Foot out indefinitely
12/22/14 C Chris Bosh Calf expected to miss Tuesday vs. Philadelphia
12/22/14 G Dwyane Wade Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Philadelphia
12/15/14 F Josh McRoberts Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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