Friday, March 4, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Miami Heat travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, March 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 34-26 and a road record of 15-14. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.6 as they are averaging 97.5 points per game while giving up 96.9 per contest. Miami is 8-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 21-16. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The 76ers have an overall record of 8-53 and a home record of 5-24. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 96.4 points per game and surrendering 107.1, good for a point differential of -10.7. Philadelphia has a division record of 1-10 and a conference record of 2-35. In their last 10 games they are 0-10.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Goran Dragic averages 13 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Jahlil Okafor averages 17.5 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Nerlens Noel averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Miami averages 97.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.3 per game. The Heat allow 96.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 96.4 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 17.7 per game. The 76ers allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The 76ers force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Heat average 94.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 105.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.7 per contest. The Heat have an offensive rating of 103.7 and a defensive rating of 103.1. In terms of pace they average 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 23% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The 76ers score 96.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 107.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -14 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -10.6 points per game. The 76ers rating on offense is 97.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.7. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 16 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 32-27-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 22-38-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 27-33-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 33-27-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
02/24/16 G Beno Udrih Foot out for season
02/17/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
03/03/16 C Jahlil Okafor Shin "?" Friday vs. Miami
03/03/16 C Nerlens Noel Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Miami
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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