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NBA odds: Heat vs. 76ers

The Miami Heat are one win away from moving on the next round when they take on the Philadelphia 76ers tonight in Game 4 of their opening round playoff series.

The Heat won Game 3 100-94 as a 4.5-point road favorite. Dwyane Wade led Miami with 32 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, while Elton Brand had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the 76ers.

View Miami vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Heat before tip-off in this one will find them as 6-point favorites, while the total sits at 186.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 9-rated 76ers and the No. 3-ranked Heat, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 106-100 result in favor of the Heat.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 18-ranked offense (99 PPG) against a Heat defense that ranks No. 6 at 94.6 PPG. The 76ers have averaged 46.1% from the field per game, less than the Heat have managed so far this season (48.1% on average).

Defensively, the Heat feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.2 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

Miami won its last outing, a 100-94 result against the 76ers on April 21. The Heat covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 194 combined points took the game OVER the total. Philadelphia was victimized by Dwyane Wade for 32 points as the Heat defeated the 76ers 100-94 in NBA action on Thursday.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7


A few Heat at 76ers trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing at home against Miami
Philadelphia is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Miami

Next up:
Miami home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 27
Philadelphia at Miami, Wednesday, April 27

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