Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 12/15/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Miami Heat (16-12) are headed to Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday where they will play the Philadelphia 76ers (15-13).
The Heat played the Cavaliers and took a loss by a final of 105-94 in their last game. Miami walked away from the contest with a 44.7% FG percentage (38 of 85) and made 13 out of their 40 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Heat converted 5 of their 9 attempts for a rate of 55.6%. Concerning rebounding, they compiled 39 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 26 assists for this game as well as forcing the opposition into 1 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In regard to the defense, Miami allowed their opponent to shoot 44.4% from the field on 36 of 81 shooting. Cleveland totaled 42 assists and had 24 steals for the contest. On top of that, Cleveland grabbed 34 rebounds (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. Cleveland shot 94.4% from the free throw line by making 17 of their 18 tries. They made 16 out of their 36 tries from distance. In reference to fouls, the Heat ended up walking away with 15 while the Cavaliers recorded 12 fouls.
P.J. Tucker is a player who came through in this game. He was able to score 23 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes and also totaled 9 rebounds. Tucker finished shooting 60.0% from the field and also totaled 5 assists.
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Miami steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 16-12 on the year. They have an average of 107.1 pts per contest (17th in the league) while connecting on 46.2% from the field. The Heat are shooting 36.0% on three-point shots (354 of 984) and 79.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Miami is pulling in 44.1 boards per game and has earned 707 assists on the season, which is 6th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 14.9 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 20.4 fouls per game.
Defensively, the Heat are forcing 15.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.6 fouls. They are surrendering 34.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 3rd in basketball in points per game allowed (104.1). The Heat defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.9% (1,034 of 2,354) and they surrender 41.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 13th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 642 relinquished on the season.
In their last game, the 76ers went home defeated by a final of 126-91 when they faced the Grizzlies. The 76ers snagged 33 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 for this game. They also turned it over 15 times, while getting 5 steals for the matchup. The Grizzlies had 9 fouls for this contest which got the 76ers to the free throw line for 19 attempts. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw tries for a clip of 68.4%. Regarding 3-pointers, Philadelphia knocked down 4 of 22 attempts (18.2%). When this game wrapped up, the 76ers shot 37 out of 83 from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.6%. The 76ers allowed the Grizzlies to bury 47 of their 89 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 52.8% in the game. They finished 41.2% from 3-point land via 14 out of 34 and ended up going 18 out of 23 from the free throw line (78.3%). When talking about rebounding, Philadelphia permitted Memphis to get 39 in all (11 on the offensive side).
Tyrese Maxey pitched in for the 76ers for the contest. He buried 9 out of 17 for the game for a field goal rate of 52.9%, but couldn't coral a rebound. Maxey racked up 23 points in his 30 mins of playing time and earned 7 assists in the game.
Philadelphia has a record of 15-13 for the campaign. The 76ers have committed 19.0 fouls every game while shooting 81.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.4 times per contest (24th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 12.7 times per contest. Philadelphia has 2,967 pts so far this year (106.0 per game) and they pull down 42.1 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the 76ers are hitting on 45.8% from the field, which ranks 15th in the league.
The Philadelphia defense gives up 35.3% on shots from beyond the arc (337 of 956) and their opponents are knocking down 77.6% of their free throw shots. They surrender 23.5 assists and 46.0 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 13th and 20th in basketball. The 76ers on the defensive side of the court are 13th in basketball in points given up per game with 106.6. They are able to force 13.4 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.2% from the floor (17th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami
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