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NBA Betting: Heat host Sixers

The Miami Heat have won eight games in a row against the Philadelphia 76ers, but they're 0-2 ATS in their past two matchups as those teams meet in NBA betting action on Saturday.

Overall the Heat are 9-1 SU and 5-5 ATS over their past 10 games against the Sixers, winning 98-94 but failing to cover an 8-point spread on the road when they last met on March 13. Three of the last four Heat vs. Sixers matchups have been OVER results.

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The Heat are 59-16 so far on the season, and 40-35 ATS vs. the number. The 76ers, meanwhile, are 31-44 and 36-38-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Miami go 38-37 and the 76ers go 37-38 on the totals.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Heat, currently No. 4 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the 76ers, who rate No. 22 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 105-94 victory for the Heat.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 5-ranked offense (102.9 PPG) against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 9 at 96.2 PPG. The Heat have averaged 49.6% from the field per game, more than the 76ers have managed so far this season (44.5% on average).

Defensively, the 76ers feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.8 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.

The 76ers were a 101-90 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (191) made winners of UNDER bettors. Evan Turner scored 24 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Philadelphia over Atlanta, 101-90, on Friday at Philips Arena.

Last time out for Miami, they were an 89-79 winner as they battled the Bobcats on the road. The Heat covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 168 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Miami got 26 points from Mike Miller en route to an 89-79 victory over Charlotte on Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Brooklyn are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 9-1
After playing Charlotte are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few 76ers at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games on the road
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Miami is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games at home
Miami is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Philadelphia at Brooklyn, Tuesday, April 9
Miami home to Milwaukee, Tuesday, April 9