Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 2/27/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Monday, February 27, 2023
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+7)
Wells Fargo Center is the site where the Philadelphia 76ers will try to beat the Miami Heat on Monday. Philadelphia is 7-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 228.
The Heat played the Hornets and ended up losing by a score of 108-103 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Heat ended up finishing with 25 and the Hornets accounted for 22 fouls. They made 10 of 31 shots from long range. Charlotte went 81.5% from the free throw line by knocking down 22 of their 27 shots. Moreover, Charlotte had 48 boards (11 offensive, 37 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Charlotte doled out 20 dimes and had 10 steals for the matchup. Concerning defense, Miami allowed 43.2% from the field on 38 out of 88 shooting. They also doled out 24 dimes in this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and having 7 steals. In regard to grabbing boards, they earned 42 with 7 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Heat knocked down 28 of their 34 attempts for a percentage of 82.4%. Miami finished the game having earned a 40.0% field goal percentage (32 out of 80) and knocked down 11 out of their 36 3-pointers.
Tyler Herro is someone who had an impact for this game. He was able to score 33 points on 10 out of 23 shooting. He was on the court for 41 minutes played and grabbed 7 rebounds. Herro finished the game shooting 43.5% from the field and also earned 5 assists.
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Miami steps onto the hardwood with a record of 32-29 on the campaign. They average 108.1 pts per game (30th in the NBA) while connecting on 45.0% from the field. The Heat are shooting 33.1% on three-point shots (706 of 2,130) and 82.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Miami is grabbing 41.4 rebounds per contest and has earned 1,427 dimes so far this season, which ranks 24th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 13.4 times per contest and as a team they are committing 18.9 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Heat are forcing 16.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.9 personal fouls. They are ranked 15th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,533 surrendered on the campaign. The Heat defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 47.6% (2,413 of 5,066) and they concede 42.5 boards per game as a unit. They relinquish 36.7% on 3-pointers while they are 2nd in the league in points per game allowed (108.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the 76ers took a defeat with a final score of 110-107 when they played the Celtics. The 76ers were able to collect 34 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 42 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 10 times, while recording 8 steals for the game. The Celtics were called for 22 fouls in the game which took the 76ers to the charity stripe for 35 tries. They were able to convert 28 of those for a percentage of 80.0%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Philadelphia buried 9 of 26 tries (34.6%). When all was said and done, the 76ers finished shooting 35 out of 78 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.9%. The 76ers permitted the Celtics to convert 43 of their 86 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.0% for the game. They wrapped up this game 43.2% from 3-point land by shooting 16 of 37 and ended up going 8 out of 12 from the charity stripe (66.7%). When discussing rebounding, Philadelphia allowed Boston to get 44 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Joel Embiid ended up having an impact for the 76ers for this game. Embiid accumulated 41 points in his 40 minutes on the court and added 5 assists in this matchup. He knocked down 12 of 21 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and earned 12 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a mark of 39-20 so far this season. The 76ers are responsible for committing 20.3 personal fouls every game and they go 82.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 25.0 times per game (16th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.7 times per game. Philadelphia has scored 6,735 points for the campaign (114.2 per contest) and they pull down 40.6 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the 76ers are connecting on 48.1% from the field, which is 10th in basketball.
The Philadelphia defense gives up 34.4% from downtown (662 of 1,925) and their opposition knocks down 78.5% of their free throw attempts. They give up 23.7 assists and 42.1 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 6th and 6th in the league. The 76ers on defense are ranked 3rd in the league in PPG allowed with 110.4. They are forcing their opponents into 14.9 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.1% from the floor (13th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-7)
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