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NBA Odds: Heat vs. Sixers

The Philadelphia 76ers will welcome a tough opponent to town on Friday night in their NBA betting matchup against the Miami Heat.

The Heat won and covered the spread against the Sixers on January 21, putting them 9-1 straight up and 5-5 against the spread in the past 10 meetings between the two Eastern Conference contenders.

View Miami vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the 76ers installed as 2.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 192.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the 76ers, currently No. 4 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Heat, who rate No. 7 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 108-103 victory for the 76ers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 97.5 PPG, against a Heat defense that ranks No. 18 at 96.6 PPG. The 76ers field goal percentage has averaged 46.5% so far, less than the Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 48.5% per game.

Defensively, the Heat feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.5 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 105-97 loser as they battled the Bucks on the road. The Heat failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 202 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. LeBron James chucked in 40 points for Miami on Wednesday, but they still came up short in losing 105-97 at Bradley Center.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 98-82 winner as they battled the Bulls at home. The 76ers covered in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 180 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Philadelphia earned a 98-82 victory over Chicago on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Andre Iguodala at Wells Fargo Center.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Heat at 76ers trends to consider:
Miami is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games on the road
Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games at home
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games

Next up:
Miami home to Toronto, Sunday, February 5
Philadelphia at Atlanta, Saturday, February 4