Wednesday, March 1, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Miami as 7.5 point favorites.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 22-37. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.4 as they are averaging 101.7 points per game while giving up 107.1 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 27-33. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 102.0, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Jahlil Okafor comes into this game averaging 11.6 points per contest while playing 23 minutes per night so far this year for the 76ers. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 63%. Robert Covington averages 12.2 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
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Hassan Whiteside averages 16.7 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 14.1 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 58%. Goran Dragic averages 20.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Philadelphia averages 101.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.39 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.8 per game. The 76ers allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Miami averages 101.6 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.47 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 44 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 19th with 13.6 per game. The Heat allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Heat force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 102.6 and a defensive rating of 108.1. In terms of pace they average 98.4 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 35% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.1 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 rating on offense is 106.1 and they have a defensive rating of 106.6. They get 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 37-22-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 30-29-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 35-25-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 27-33-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
02/24/17 F Ben Simmons Knee out for season
02/23/17 C Joel Embiid Knee out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
02/28/17 F Willie Reed Calf "?" Wednesday vs. Philadelphia
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia +7.5
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