Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 2/14/2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Miami Heat head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 6.5 point favorites.
Free $60 in Member NBA Picks No Obligation Click Here
The Heat head into this matchup with a mark of 30-26. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 100.3 points per contest while giving up 101.1 per game. The 76ers have an overall mark of 29-25. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.6 points per contest and giving up 105.6, which is a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 26-27-3 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 22-32-2 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 31-23-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 27-27-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
02/12/18 C Kelly Olynyk Shoulder is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Toronto & Wednesday vs Philadelphia
01/12/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out for season
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/15/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Hassan Whiteside comes into this game averaging 14.2 points per contest while playing 25.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 12 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Goran Dragic averages 17.2 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.8 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest for Miami. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Joel Embiid has scored 23.7 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per game this season for the 76ers. He hauls in 11.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Ben Simmons averages 16.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.7 rebounds per game and 7.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 100.3 points per contest this year, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.84 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 42.7 boards per contest and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 14.9 per game. The Heat allow 101.1 points per contest which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 20 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 8th in the NBA with 107.6 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.98. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 1st in the NBA in rebounding with 46.7 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 25.6. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per contest with 17.4. The 76ers give up 105.6 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 20.7 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 42.1 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 15th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Heat are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 106.3, and their offensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 24th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Miami is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 29th in the league. The 76ers are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Heat/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami +6.5
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks