Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/13/2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Miami Heat travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, October 13, 2017.
The Heat come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 41-41. They were 3rd in the Southeast Division. They had a point differential of 1.1 as they averaged 103.2 points per game while giving up 102.1 per contest. The 76ers had an overall record of 28-54 last season. They were 4th in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 102.4 points per game and surrendered 108.1, good for a point differential of -5.7.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat were 49-33-0 against the spread last season
The Miami Heat were 38-44-0 against the over/under last year
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers were 49-33-0 against the spread last season
The Philadelphia 76ers were 42-39-1 against the over/under last year
Key Miami Heat Injuries
10/11/2017 Goran Dragic G Rest Game Time Decision
10/11/2017 Okaro White F Shoulder Game Time Decision
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/11/2017 Markelle Fultz G Knee Game Time Decision
10/8/2017 Richaun Holmes F Wrist Expected to be out until at least Oct 30
Hassan Whiteside comes into this contest after averaging 17 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 14.1 rebounds per game and dished out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 56% while his free throw percentage finished at 63%. Goran Dragic averaged 20.3 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 5.8 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 48% for the year while his free throw percentage was 79%.
Joel Embiid averaged 20.2 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 7.8 rebounds per game and had 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage was at 78%. J.J. Redick averaged 15 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averaged 2.2 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averaged 103.2 points per contest last season, which ranked them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 1.06 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a team, which had them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shot 37% which was good for 12th in the league. They averaged 43.6 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game, which ranked them 16th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 20th with 13.4 per game. The Heat allowed 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 5th in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 43.6 rebounds a game which ranked 15th and they gave up 19.6 assists per contest, which put them in 2nd place in the league. They forced 13.7 turnovers per game which ranked them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia was 25th in the league with 102.4 points per game last year. They were 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was -5.7. They shot 34% from 3-point range, which was good for 25th in the NBA. They were 24th in the league in rebounding with 42.8 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 23.8. The 76ers were 1st in turnovers per game with 16.7. The 76ers surrendered 108.1 points per contest, which ranked them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 16th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 14th with 22.7 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 45 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers were 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game last season.
The Heat were 17th in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 107.8 was ranked 26th. They were 21st in the NBA in pace with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 15th. As a unit they were 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Miami was 19th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 50%, which was 27th in the NBA.
Philadelphia was 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 16th in the NBA. The 76ers were 30th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 103.2 was ranked 14th. They were 6th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% was 23rd. As a unit they were 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Heat/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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