Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 4/16/2018
Monday, April 16, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Miami Heat head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, April 16, 2018 in Game 2 of their 1st round series. Philly leads the series 1-0. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 7 point favorites.
The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 44-38. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 103.4 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. The 76ers have an overall mark of 52-30. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 109.8 points per contest and giving up 105.3, which is a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 40-36-6 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 37-42-3 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 47-34-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 41-40-1 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
01/12/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out for season
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
04/15/18 C Joel Embiid Concussion is upgraded to questionable Monday vs Miami
Josh Richardson comes into this game averaging 12.9 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Goran Dragic averages 17.3 points per contest in 31.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.8 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest for Miami. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
J.J. Redick has scored 17.1 points per contest while playing 30.2 minutes per game this season for the 76ers. He hauls in 2.5 rebounds per contest and has 3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Ben Simmons averages 15.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.1 rebounds per game and 8.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 103.4 points per contest this year, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.48 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 43.5 boards per contest and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 14.4 per game. The Heat allow 102.9 points per contest which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 21 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 7th in the NBA with 109.8 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 1st in the NBA in rebounding with 47.4 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 27.1. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per contest with 16.5. The 76ers give up 105.3 points per game, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 21.7 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 42.2 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Heat are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Miami is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Philadelphia is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 30th in the NBA. The 76ers are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 105, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 27th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Heat/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia -7
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