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(30-26) Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers (29-25)
Date: Wednesday, February 14
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Arena, Philadelphia, PA.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: 76ers -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 203
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The Heat won its first game with Dwyane Wade back in Miami. That game came over the weekend against the Bucks, who were on a 7–1 run since Jason Kidd’s firing.
It felt almost like a must-win for Miami, which was being dragged along on a five-game losing streak and in danger of being swept on a three-game home stand ahead of two tough road games before the all-star break.
The Heat is in Toronto on Tuesday night before playing this back-to-back and then getting some rest. Miami opens the post-break schedule in New Orleans before heading home for five games against the Grizzlies, Sixers, Lakers, Pistons and Suns. That is before two pivotal divisional games against the Wizards, if the Heat is still in the race by that time.
Kelly Olynyk won’t play in this game. He aggravated a shoulder injury that plagued him in Boston. Prior to missing the last few games, he had perfect attendance this season.
That means more small ball for Miami with James Johnson and Justise Winslow at the four. It also means more Bam Adebayo, who has arguably been the best rookie of Kentucky’s three first round draft picks from a year ago.
Adebayo pretty much only finishes inside on offense at this stage in his career but Pat Reilly took him because of he believes he will develop into a decent outside shooter.
Some outside touch, combined with superior athleticism that makes him a plus defender in the NBA right now, has Heat fans thinking Adebayo can be the center of the future if and when Hassan Whiteside is out of the picture.
Philadelphia took care of New York on Monday night and now gets Miami after a day of rest, attempting to sweep its five-game home stand that will take it into the all-star break.
TJ McConnell posted a triple-double in 37 minutes off the bench and Dario Saric led all scorers with 24 points. The win moved Philly into seventh-place in the Eastern Conference, which would mean a first round matchup with Boston, if the season were to end today.
It’s possible Marco Belinelli will be available for this game. If not, he will make his Sixers debut after the all-star break.
Both of these teams have been successful because of how hard they play and their depth. Both of those strengths should be on full display, plus a little extra, on Wednesday with the break looming for both teams.
They will empty the tanks and before gearing up for the stretch run, in which both are scary potential first round opponents for championship hopefuls.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 13-3 in MIA last 16 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Under is 7-3 in MIA last 10 overall.
- PHI are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 home games.
- PHI are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Wed. games.
- Over is 34-16-1 in PHI last 51 Wed. games.
Free Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction: take the points.
Miami will be the underdog. This game feels like a coin flip to me. I like the Heat’s team a little better but obviously the Sixers have the momentum, riding a winning streak, and the day before off. Still, Miami will give it everything it has before the break and it’s always playing teams close anyway. The points is the way to go.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Miami ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Miami 100 – Philadelphia 97
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