The Philadelphia 76ers (39-20) host the Miami Heat (32-29) on February 27, 2023 at Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers are big favorites, by six points, in a matchup featuring two of the league’s strongest defensive squads — the 76ers are third (110.4 points conceded per game), and the Heat are second (108.6). A 217-point over/under has been set in the matchup.
How to bet 76ers vs. Heat
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with sportsbooks listing the 76ers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the 76ers have -232 odds to pick up the win, while the Heat are listed at +190 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 217 points.
76ers vs. Heat Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, February 27, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Arena: Wells Fargo Center
76ers vs. Heat Betting Trends
In the 76ers’ 59 games this year, they have 35 wins against the spread. Philadelphia has been the favorite in 43 games this season and has come away with the win 31 times (72.1%) in those contests. 76ers games this year have hit the over 33 times in 61 opportunities (54.1%).
In the Heat’s 61 games this year, they have 21 wins against the spread. Miami has gone 5-13 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 27.8% of those games). Heat games this season have eclipsed the over/under 44.3% of the time (27 out of 61 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
76ers vs. Heat Injury Report
Heat: Kevin Love: Probable (Knee), Kyle Lowry: Questionable (Knee), Tyler Herro: Questionable (Rib), Nikola Jovic: Out (Back)
What you need to know about the Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia has a top-five defense this season, ranking third-best in the league with 110.4 points allowed per game. Offensively, it ranks 16th with 114.2 points scored per contest. The 76ers are averaging 115.4 points per game when playing at home. In road games, they are averaging 112.5 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the 76ers have been scoring 111.6 points per game, an average that’s a little lower than the 114.2 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
With a 38.3% three-point percentage this season, Philadelphia ranks fourth-best in the NBA. It ranks 10th in the league by making 12.6 threes per contest. In terms of shot breakdown, the 76ers have taken 60.9% two-pointers (accounting for 68.8% of the team’s buckets) and 39.1% three-pointers (31.2%).
What you need to know about the Miami Heat
Miami is the worst squad in the NBA in points scored (108.1 per game) but second-best in points allowed (108.6). At home, the Heat average 108.7 points per game. On the road, they average 107.6. The Heat have played worse offensively over their last 10 games, compiling 105.4 points per contest, 2.7 fewer points their than season average of 108.1.
Miami is 18th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (11.6 per game) and third-worst in 3-point percentage (33.1%). In 2022-23, the Heat have taken 40.4% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 59.6% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 29.8% of the Heat’s buckets have been 3-pointers, and 70.2% have been 2-pointers.
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