Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 2/2/2018
Friday, February 2, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Miami Heat travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, February 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 29-22. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 100.2 points per game while giving up 100.9 per contest. The 76ers have an overall mark of 24-24. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.9 points per contest and giving up 106.9, which is a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 24-24-3 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 19-30-2 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 26-22-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 26-22-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
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
Goran Dragic comes into this contest averaging 17 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Hassan Whiteside averages 14.4 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 11.8 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Ben Simmons averages 16.7 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 56%. Joel Embiid averages 23.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 11 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 100.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.65 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 15.1 per game. The Heat allow 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 7th in the league with 107.9 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 46.9 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 25.4. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.7. The 76ers surrender 106.9 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 20.8 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 42 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season.
The Heat are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 105.9, and their offensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 26th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 11th. As a unit they are 16th 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 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 24th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league. The 76ers are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 99.5 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 Philadelphia -4.5
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