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76ers host Heat in basketball action

Miami HeatPhiladelphia 76ers
March 16, 7:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds

31-11TEAM RECORD25-18

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Miami when they hit take on the 76ers on Friday in pro hoops betting action.

Philadelphia will face the 31-11 Heat, who own a 20-22 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the 76ers are 17-26 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Heat are 19-21-2 favoring the OVER.

View Miami vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the 76ers in this one, they're listed as 3.5-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 190.5 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the 76ers, currently No. 2 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Heat, who rate No. 4 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 103-102 victory for the Heat.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Heat rank No. 14 in the league with 42.2 per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Philadelphia is the NBA’s No. 21-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Heat rate No. 19 with 6 per contest.

Defensively, the Heat feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.3 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.

Miami lost its last outing, a 106-102 result against the Bulls on March 14. The Heat failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 208 combined points took the game OVER the total. Dwyane Wade was dynamite, scoring 36 points and adding 7 rebounds but Chicago still won, 106-102, over Miami on Wednesday at United Center.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 111-94 result against the Pacers on March 14. The 76ers failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 205 combined points took the game OVER the total. Philadelphia suffered a 111-94 loss against Indiana on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Evan Turner in a losing effort at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Orlando are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Heat at 76ers trends to consider:
Miami is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing Philadelphia
Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Miami's last 11 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Miami is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 11 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Philadelphia's last 25 games at home
Philadelphia is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 13 games

Next up:
Miami home to Orlando, Sunday, March 18
Philadelphia at Chicago, Saturday, March 17

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