Sunday, March 6, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Sunday, March 6, 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 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 8-54 and a road record of 3-29. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -10.7 as they are averaging 96.5 points per game while giving up 107.2 per contest. Philadelphia is 1-10 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 2-36. They are 0-10 in their last 10 games. The Heat have an overall record of 36-26 and a home record of 20-12. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 97.9 points per game and surrendering 96.9, good for a point differential of 1. Miami has a division record of 8-4 and a conference record of 22-16. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Jahlil Okafor comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Nerlens Noel averages 10.9 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Dwyane Wade averages 19.2 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Goran Dragic averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Philadelphia averages 96.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17.5 per game. The 76ers allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th 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 categories. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Miami averages 97.9 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat 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 6th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Heat force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The 76ers average 96 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -10.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -12.7 per contest. The 76ers have an offensive rating of 97.9 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Heat score 100.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 116.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 14.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.8 points per game. The Heat rating on offense is 104 and they have a defensive rating of 103. They get 93.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 23% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 27-34-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 34-27-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 34-27-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 23-39-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
03/05/16 C Jahlil Okafor Shin is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Miami
03/05/16 PG Kendall Marshall Respiratory is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Miami
03/05/16 C Nerlens Noel Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Miami
03/05/16 G Nik Stauskas Respiratory is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Miami
Miami Heat Injuries
03/05/16 F Amar'e Stoudemire Hand probable Sunday vs. Philadelphia
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
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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