Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 12/18/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -1
Tobias Harris and the Philadelphia 76ers (20-8, 1st in the Atlantic Division) play the Miami Heat (19-8, 1st in the Southeast Division) at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. The odds on this game have Philadelphia as 1 point favorites. The total opens at 220.
The Heat are covering 65.4% of the time, having gone 17-9-1 ATS. Philadelphia is covering the spread 48.0% of the time, going 12-13-3 against the spread.
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/15/2019 James Johnson PF Personal Expected to be out until at least Dec 18
12/15/2019 Justise Winslow SF Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 18
12/15/2019 Goran Dragic PG Groin Expected to be out until at least Dec 18
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/2019 Matisse Thybulle SG Illness Game Time Decision
12/15/2019 Joel Embiid C Illness Game Time Decision
Bam Adebayo averages 15.2 points per contest in 34.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.6 assists per game and 10.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%. Jimmy Butler comes into this game averaging 21.2 points per contest while playing 35.7 minutes per night. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Joel Embiid averages 22.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 12.3 rebounds per game and dishes 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Tobias Harris scores 19.7 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat allow 107.3 points per contest which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Miami averages 112.2 points per contest, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 44.7 boards per contest and 25.2 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 16.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers give up 104.1 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 21.0 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 39.8 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest. Philadelphia is 17th in the NBA with 109.3 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.0 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 26.5. The 76ers are 6th in turnovers per contest with 16.1.
The Heat are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 4th. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Miami is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 17th in the league.
Philadelphia is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league. The 76ers are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia -1 and over 220 total points
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