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Can the Slumping 76ers Turn Things Around at Home?

While the Philadelphia Eagles garner all the headlines in the City of Brotherly Love ahead of the Super Bowl, the 76ers are quietly enduring a three-game road losing streak ahead of Friday’s meeting with the Miami Heat in Philly. The Sixers failed to cover the spread in that span but are a much better 5-1 ATS in their last six at the Wells Fargo Center.

MyBookie opened the 76ers as 4.5-point home favorites with a total of 215.

Shark Bites
  • The Heat are 1-3 SU in their last four games as an underdog of 4.0 or less.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the 76ers’ last seven games with a closing total of 202.0 or less.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Heat’s last five games with one day off between games.

As a result of the recent skid, Philadelphia has fallen back into the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference at an even 24-24 SU. Don’t blame Ben Simmons, however, as the rookie scored 24 points on 11-of-16 shooting in a 116-108 setback to Brooklyn on Wednesday. Simmons has gone 38-for-51 from the floor over the last four contests.

The Heat are in a funk of their own after dropping five of the last nine games, with a 91-89 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday marking the fifth straight game in which the team failed to score more than 95 points. Miami had 20 turnovers and missed 11 free throws while going 3-for-28 from the three-point line in the loss.

The OVER is trending when these teams collide, as each of the last three meetings between the Heat and 76ers has gone above the closing total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Philadelphia 76ers opened as 4.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 206 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 101-100 win for the 76ers on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Heat will try to spoil the party on Friday; they are 24-24-3 against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Philadelphia 76ers are 26-21-1 ATS. Miami is 19-31-1 vs the betting total points scored; Philadelphia is 26-22. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Miami injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 6 (Philadelphia) and the No. 7 (Miami) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 7-ranked offense (107.88 PPG) against a Miami defense that ranks No. 3 at 100.86 PPG. The 76ers have averaged 46.53% from the field per game, more than the Heat have managed so far this NBA season (45.44% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Miami suffered a 91-89 loss against Cleveland on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Goran Dragic in a losing effort at Quicken Loans Arena.

Joel Embiid went off for 29 points and added 14 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Brooklyn defeated Philadelphia, 116-108 at Barclays Center.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games
  • Miami is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at Detroit, Saturday, February 3
Philadelphia at Indiana, Saturday, February 3