Miami Heat @ Philadelphia 76ers | NBA Betting Tips and Predictions
Regular season NBA returns after all the glitz and glamour of the All-Star game and with two teams very much in play-off contention, it promises to be an intriguing battle in Philadelphia. With both the Heat and the 76ers coming into this one off the back of good wins last time out, both sides should be full of confidence in their play-off pursuit.
Straight Win Market:
Miami Heat – Odds: +360 (William Hill)
Philadelphia 76ers – Odds: -417 (LeoVegas)
The Miami Heat sit 9th in the Eastern Conference and despite their inconsistencies, could still make the play-offs this term. Their inability to put a run of form together has left them with 26 wins and 30 losses so far this term but they put a good performance in against the Dallas Mavericks last time out. Dwayne Wade continues to have a big impact on all the games he plays and his showing in the All-Star game underlined exactly that.
The 76ers have won 6 of their last 10 matches and find themselves sitting in 5th position in the Eastern Conference. They have conjured up 37 wins and 21 defeats from their 58 games played this term and they will be hoping to climb the table with the play-offs approaching. Joel Emblid was a starter on All-Star day and the centre has enjoyed arguably his best season so far in the NBA.
Head to Head
Miami Heat marginally edge the head to head between the sides with a 60:58 lead in the head to head historically. With three wins each from the previous six matches between the teams, this one looks a very close one to call in Philly.
Odds and Predictions
Philadelphia have one of the best home records in the NBA and will want to assert their authority early on here.
Top Betting Tip: Philadelphia 76ers to be leading after Quarter 1. Odds: -200 with b-Bets.
Despite Miami’s good form of late, the 76ers are a very difficult proposition at the Wells Fargo Centre.
Top Betting Tip: Point Spread – Philadelphia 76ers to win the match with a -8.5 Point Handicap. Odds: -110 with Pinnacle.
The meeting earlier in the season yielded plenty of points and this should be the same here.
Top Betting Tip: Over 221 points to be scored in the game. Odds: +110 with Betway.
Miami Heat are no pushovers but Philadelphia 76ers, in front of their home fans, should have too much about them for the Heat here.
Top Betting Tip: Philadelphia 76ers to win the match. Odds: -417 with LeoVegas.