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76ers take on Heat in hoops contest

Philadelphia 76ersMiami Heat
Jan 21, 7:30 PM | AmericanAirlines Arena

Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat Odds

11-4TEAM RECORD10-4

The visiting 76ers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at AmericanAirlines Arena against the Heat.

The Heat currently sports a record of 10-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-7 ATS. The 76ers are 11-4 and 12-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Heat post a 9-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the 76ers have gone 6-9 against the number.

View Philadelphia vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Heat sit at No. 9 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the 76ers are at No. 3 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the 76ers will win this game 112-106.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 1-ranked offense (106.6 PPG) against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 2 at 86.7 PPG. The Heat have averaged 49% from the field per game, more than the 76ers have managed so far this season (46.9% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the 76ers own the league's No. 5-rated mark, allowing 91.3 points per game when on the road. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in home scoring.

Philadelphia was a 90-76 winner in its last match at home against the Hawks. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 166 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The 76ers grabbed a 90-76 win over the Hawks on Friday, behind a 20-point effort from Thaddeus Young at Wells Fargo Center.

The Heat were a 98-87 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. LeBron James poured in 31 points for Miami on Thursday, as they defeated Los Angeles 98-87 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing LA Lakers are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few 76ers at Heat trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Miami is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Philadelphia
Miami is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Washington, Monday, January 23
Miami home to Milwaukee, Sunday, January 22

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