Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat in NBA odds tilt

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Feb 23, 7:30 PM | Wells Fargo Center

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds

38-14TEAM RECORD22-30

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

Philadelphia will face the 38-14 Heat, who own a 28-24 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the 76ers are 26-26 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Heat are 26-26 favoring the OVER.

View Miami vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the 76ers installed as 6-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 185.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 23 (76ers) and the No. 11 (Heat) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 103-93 result in favor of the Heat is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Philadelphia's No. 18-rated squad against Miami's No. 30-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Philadelphia rates No. 24 in the league with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 6 with 8.1 per outing.

Defensively, the Heat feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.6 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.

Miami won its last outing, an 86-67 result against the Bulls on February 21. The Heat covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 153 combined points took the game UNDER the total. LeBron James scored 26 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds for Miami on Thursday, leading the Heat to an 86-67 victory over Chicago at United Center.

The 76ers were a 94-87 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. Evan Turner scored 17 points in a failed effort to lead the 76ers to victory (they lost 94-87 to Minnesota at Target Center on Wednesday).

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Chicago are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

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 when playing Philadelphia
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 12 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Miami

Next up:
Miami home to Cleveland, Sunday, February 24
Philadelphia at New York, Sunday, February 24

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