Saturday, February 4, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Miami as 1.5 point favorites.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 18-31. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.6 as they are averaging 100.5 points per game while giving up 106.0 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 20-30. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 99.9 points per game and surrendering 101.9, good for a point differential of -2.0.
Ersan Ilyasova comes into this game averaging 14.9 points per contest while playing 27.6 minutes per night so far this year for the 76ers. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Joel Embiid averages 20.2 points per game in 25.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
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Hassan Whiteside averages 16.6 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 13.8 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 55%. Goran Dragic averages 19.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Philadelphia averages 100.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17.1 per game. The 76ers allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Miami averages 99.9 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 9th with 13.2 per game. The Heat allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd 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 22nd in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 102 and a defensive rating of 107.7. In terms of pace they average 97.7 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 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Heat rating on offense is 104.4 and they have a defensive rating of 106.5. They get 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12.2 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 50%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 28-21-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 24-25-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 28-22-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 22-28-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
02/03/17 C Joel Embiid Knee doubtful Saturday vs. Miami
02/03/17 F Nerlens Noel Illness "?" Saturday vs. Miami
02/03/17 F Robert Covington Hand "?" Saturday vs. Miami
Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
02/03/17 C Hassan Whiteside Neck injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Philadelphia
01/09/17 G Josh Richardson Foot out indefinitely
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -1.5
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