Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 4/19/2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Game 3 of their 1st round series. The series is tied 1-1. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 1 point favorites.
The 76ers had a regular season record of 52-30. They were 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently had a point differential of 4.5 as they averaged 109.8 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The Heat had an overall mark of 44-38. They finished 1st in the Southeast Division. They totaled 103.4 points per contest and gave up 102.9, which is a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 49-35-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 42-41-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 42-38-4 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 38-43-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
04/16/18 C Joel Embiid Concussion is "?" Thursday vs Miami
Key Miami Heat Injuries
01/12/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out for season
J.J. Redick averages 17.1 points per contest in 30.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 3 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%. Ben Simmons comes into this game averaging 15.8 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Josh Richardson averages 12.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.5 rebounds per game and 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Goran Dragic has scored 17.3 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game this season for the Heat. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 105.3 points per contest which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 21.7 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Philadelphia averages 109.8 points per contest this year, which is 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 47.4 boards per contest and 27.1 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 16.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat give up 102.9 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 43.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year. Miami is 24th in the NBA with 103.4 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.48. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.5 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 22.7. The Heat are 15th in turnovers per contest with 14.4.
The 76ers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league.
Miami is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Heat are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 106.3, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 24th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia -1 and over 216 total points
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