Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 1/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+2)
The Philadelphia 76ers (8-4) host the Miami Heat (4-5) at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday. Miami opens this contest as 2-point dogs. The total opens at 226.
The Miami Heat faced the 76ers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 137-134 in their last contest. Miami walked away from the game having earned a 46.2% field goal percentage (48 out of 104) and made 19 of their 56 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Heat made 19 of 24 shots for a rate of 79.2%. When discussing hauling in boards, they collected 46 with 14 of them being offensive. They also doled out 27 assists for the matchup in addition to getting 6 steals and 4 blocks. In reference to defending, Miami let their opponent shoot 49.0% from the floor on 50 of 102 shooting. Philadelphia earned 32 assists and had 10 steals for the contest. On top of that, the 76ers collected 52 rebounds (16 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 6 blocked shots. Philadelphia walked away from this one shooting 72.0% at the free throw line by making 18 of their 25 tries. They made 19 of 55 attempts from three-point range.
Tyler Herro is one guy who came through in this matchup. He notched 34 points on 12 out of 26 shooting. He was on the court for 39:17 mins played and pulled down 7 rebounds. Herro shot 46.2% from the floor and also totaled 4 dimes. Someone else that played a role in this game for the Heat was Duncan Robinson. He had 2 rebounds and also collected 2 assists. He ended up going 44.4% from the floor for the game by going 8-of-18 (26 points). When the game finished, Robinson was on the court for 45:44 minutes.
Miami enters this game with a mark of 4-5 for the year. They average 111.3 pts per contest (15th in basketball) while connecting on 47.8% from the floor. The Heat are shooting 35.8% on 3-pointers (120 of 335) and 76.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Miami is collecting 44.1 boards per game and has 241 dimes on the year, which ranks 20th in the NBA in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 17.6 times per game and as a team are committing 20.7 personal fouls per game. On defense, the Heat are forcing 14.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.6 personal fouls. The Heat defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 44.2% (134 of 194) and they concede 45.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They currently rank 3rd in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 216 surrendered this season. They are surrendering 36.8% from 3-point land and they rank 20th in basketball in PPG allowed (112.7).
In their win again Miami, the 76ers recorded 36 defensive boards and 16 offensive boards totaling 52 for the contest. They blocked 6 shots while recording 10 steals in this matchup. The Heat were called for 21 fouls for the contest which took the 76ers to the charity stripe for a total of 25 shots. They were able to make 18 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 72.0%. In reference to shots from distance, Philadelphia buried 19 out of their 55 tries (34.5%). When the game finished, the 76ers shot 50 out of 102 from the field which gave them a rate of 49.0%. The 76ers permitted the Heat to knock down 48 out of 104 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 46.2% in the matchup. They went 33.9% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 19 of 56 and ended up shooting 19 out of 24 at the free throw line (79.2%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Philadelphia allowed Miami to pull down 46 in all (14 offensive).
Joel Embiid pitched in for the 76ers for the contest. He converted 16 out of 23 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 69.6%, which got him 45 points. Embiid snagged 16 rebounds in his 39:20 minutes of time on the hardwood and had 4 assists for this contest. Another guy who was a determining factor for Philadelphia was Danny Green. He totaled 29 points in his 49:49 mins on the court via 10 out of 25 from the floor for the contest. Green ended up shooting 40.0% from the field and also earning 6 assists and 10 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a win-loss mark of 8-4 this season. The 76ers have committed 20.2 personal fouls every game and they go 75.9% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 25.8 times per contest (10th in the NBA) and they turn it over 16.8 times per game. Philadelphia has scored 1,361 pts for the season (113.4 per game) and they average 47.8 boards per game. As an offense, the 76ers are connecting on 47.3% from the field, which is 10th in basketball. The 76ers on defense are ranked 16th in the league in PPG given up with 110.9. The Philadelphia defense concedes 36.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (159 of 433) and opponents are making 77.8% of their foul shots. They have allowed 26.0 assists and 45.2 boards per contest, which ranks them 22nd and 16th in the league. They are forcing 15.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.3% from the floor (1st in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (+2)
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