76ers vs Heat Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/3/2020
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat
Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
Location: American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Miami -2
Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers (31-19, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) travel to American Airlines Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Miami Heat (33-15, 1st in the Southeast Division). The line on this contest has Miami as 2 point favorites. The O/U opens at 214.5.
The 76ers cover the spread 43.5% of the time, having gone 20-26-4 ATS. Miami is covering 58.7% of the time, going 27-19-2 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/23/20 SG Josh Richardson Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
01/13/20 SF Justise Winslow Back is out indefinitely
Joel Embiid averages 23.0 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 12.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 62%.
Jimmy Butler averages 20.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Kendrick Nunn averages 16.0 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.6 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 22.0 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league. Philadelphia averages 108.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 45.8 rebounds per game and 25.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 12th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat surrender 107.9 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 2nd with 41.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. Miami is 14th in the league with 111.8 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.3 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 25.1. The Heat are 8th in turnovers per game with 15.4.
The 76ers are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 105.9, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 4th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Philadelphia is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Miami is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Heat are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 108.3, and their offensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 12th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 4th. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia +2
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