Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 1/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (-2.5)
Wells Fargo Center is the venue where and the Philadelphia 76ers (7-3) will take on the Miami Heat (4-4) on Tuesday. Miami opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 226.
The Miami Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the Washington Wizards and notched a win by a score of 128-124 in their last contest. Miami wrapped up the contest with a 49.5% field goal percentage (46 out of 93) and knocked down 16 of their 43 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Heat converted 20 of their 26 tries for a percentage of 76.9%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected 61 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 32 assists in this game while getting 3 steals and 5 rejections. Pertaining to defending, Miami let their opponent shoot 44.4% from the field on 44 of 99 shooting. Washington doled out 25 assists and had 9 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Wizards pulled down 39 rebounds (7 offensive, 32 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Washington finished the contest at 75.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 21 of 28 tries. They knocked down 15 of their 40 tries from 3-point land.
Tyler Herro is someone who was a major factor in the matchup. He had 31 points on 12 out of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 37:11 minutes played and also collected 9 rebounds. Herro finished 60.0% from the field and also totaled 2 dimes. Someone else that was a major factor in the game for the Heat was Jimmy Butler. He pulled down 10 rebounds and had 9 dimes. He finished the game at 55.6% from the field for the contest by going 10-of-18 (26 points). When the final whistle blew, Butler played 36:00 minutes.
Miami comes into this one with a mark of 4-4 this year. They have an average of 108.5 points per game (23rd in the league) while shooting 48.0% from the field. The Heat are shooting 36.2% on shots from downtown (101 of 279) and 76.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Miami is pulling down 43.9 rebounds per game and is sitting with 214 assists on the campaign, which ranks 23rd in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 17.5 times per contest and as a group they are committing 20.6 fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Heat are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers per game and they draw 21.6 personal fouls. The Heat are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.5% (311 of 715) and they surrender 44.1 rebounds per contest as a team. They are ranked 2nd in basketball in giving up assists with 184 surrendered for the season. They surrender 37.1% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 12th in the league in points per game allowed (109.6).
The last time they took the court, the Philadelphia 76ers took a defeat with a final score of 115-103 against the Denver Nuggets. The 76ers earned 28 defensive rebounds and 20 offensive rebounds totaling 48 in the matchup. They also rejected 4 shots while getting 8 steals in this game. The Nuggets had 12 personal fouls in the matchup which got the 76ers to the charity stripe for 10 shots. They were able to knock down 6 of them for a rate of 60.0%. When discussing three-point attempts, Philadelphia made 11 out of their 35 tries (31.4%). When the game finished, the 76ers shot 43 out of 103 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.7%. The 76ers permitted the Nuggets to make 45 of 90 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 50.0% for the contest. They finished 36.4% from three-point range via 12 of 33 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 15 from the free throw line (86.7%). When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Philadelphia allowed Denver to get 45 in all (15 offensive).
Tyrese Maxey pitched in for the 76ers in this matchup. He converted 18 of 33 in the matchup giving him a rate of 54.5%, which had him sitting at 39 points. Maxey collected 7 rebounds in his 43:45 minutes of time on the court and accounted for 6 dimes in the matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Philadelphia was Isaiah Joe. He totaled 13 points in his 44:51 minutes on the court via 4 out of 18 from the floor for the matchup. Joe wrapped this one up going 22.2% from the field as well as contributing 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a record of 7-3 for the year. Philadelphia has tallied 1,130 pts on the season (113.0 per contest) and they pull in 47.1 rebounds per game. The 76ers commit 20.4 personal fouls per game and they go 75.4% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the 76ers are shooting 47.8% from the field, which ranks them 7th in basketball. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.8 times per game (8th in the NBA) and they turn it over 17.4 times per game. The 76ers on defense are ranked 7th in basketball in points given up per game with 108.5. They have forced 15.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.6% from the field (2nd in the league). The Philadelphia defense gives up 36.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (123 of 333) and opponents are converting on 77.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 26.5 dimes and 43.8 total rebounds per game, which is 24th and 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (-2.5)
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