Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers Free NBA Picks & Odds 2-11-2017
by Guy Bruhn - 2/10/2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Miami Heat travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 23-30. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 100.8 points per game while giving up 101.9 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 19-34. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 100.7 points per game and surrendering 106.7, good for a point differential of -6.0.
Hassan Whiteside comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 14 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 56%. Goran Dragic averages 20 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Ersan Ilyasova averages 14.7 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Joel Embiid averages 20.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Miami averages 100.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.08 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.4 per game. The Heat allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 100.7 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.04 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 2nd with 16.7 per game. The 76ers allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The 76ers force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 105.3 and a defensive rating of 106.4. In terms of pace they average 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The 76ers rating on offense is 102.1 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 97.9 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 35% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 31-22-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 24-29-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 31-22-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 27-26-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
02/09/17 G Dion Waiters Ankle "?" Friday vs. Brooklyn
01/09/17 G Josh Richardson Foot out indefinitely
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
02/10/17 C Joel Embiid Knee "?" Saturday vs. Miami
02/10/17 F Richaun Holmes Respiratory "?" Saturday vs. Miami
Guy's Pick: Take Miami -6
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