The Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers fight on Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Miami Heat will run in the second half of the regular season after stopping a three-game with a 112-101 win over the Mavericks on February 13th. Dwyane Wade continued his great form with 22 team points in just 22 minutes on the bench, Dion Waiters added 20 points, while Josh Richardson scored 14 points and six assists. As a team, the Heat shot 54 percent out of the field and 12 out of 30 from the 3-point line as they battled the Mavericks in the first half before taking control of the game in the third quarter with a decisive 12-0 draw Run, which kept her at the top forever. With the much needed victory, Miami improved to 26-30 overall and 1
Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers have gained some momentum with five wins in their last eight games. They will try to keep things running after passing the hapless knick just before the All-Star break. Joel Embiid led the team with 26 points and 14 rebounds, Tobias Harris added 25 points, while Jimmy Butler supported with 13 points and eight assists. As a team, the 76er shot with 53 percent from the field and eight of 23 from the 3 -point line, after they had beaten the Knicks 71-55 in a one-sided first half. With the easy victory Philadelphia improved to 37-21 and 14-14 on the road.
In terms of betting trends, the Heat 15-7 ATS in the last 22 street games, 5-2 ATS in the last seven games after a victory of more than 10 points and 2-5 ATS in the last seven games against a team over .600. The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in the last seven games after a win, 1-4 ATS in the last five games resting on three or more days rest, and 2-6 ATS in the last eight games after a win of more as 10 points.
Head to head, the road team has been 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings, the Heat is 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in Philadelphia and the Heat is 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings overall.
The Heat has not really gained momentum with six defeats in their last eight games, but they hope that the All-Star break will give them some boost as they push for the playoffs positioning. The 76ers have been playing well lately and will only get better if they continue to bring the newly acquired Harris to their misdemeanors. These two teams met last on 12th November and it was the 76ers who won 124-114. The Heat will look for revenge in this case and they are a threat as they actually play better on the street than at home. But even without Embiid, who is at least a week on the road, I still like the 76er a victory and a cover in this.