Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 2/27/2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 1 point favorites.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 32-26. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 107.6 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 31-29. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.1 points per game and surrendering 101.6, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 32-26-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 30-28-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 30-27-3 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 26-32-2 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/15/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
02/24/18 C Kelly Olynyk Shoulder is "?" Tuesday vs Philadelphia
01/12/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out for season
Ben Simmons averages 16.7 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%. Joel Embiid comes into this contest averaging 23.9 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 11.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%.
Goran Dragic averages 17.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Hassan Whiteside averages 14.2 points per game while playing 25.9 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 11.9 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. Philadelphia averages 107.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.83 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 46.8 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat surrender 101.6 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.2 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 42.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season. Miami is 28th in the league with 101.1 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.45. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 43 boards per game and 22nd in assists per contest with 22. The Heat are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The 76ers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 105.9, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 27th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Miami is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 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. The Heat are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 106.3, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 25th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 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 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -1
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