Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat, NBA East Conference Game. The 76ers are desperate for a victory on the road. The team does not know how to win in cities other than Philadelphia. The last three visits were defeats difficult to assimilate. The Heat playing at home is strong, the team has a strong defense in Miami and they don’t want to give points to anyone.
Philadelphia 76ers: Deep situation analysis.
The 76ers lost the last three games on the road against Raptors 95-107, Hawks 117-127, Celtics 95-116. The most recent victories were against Knicks and Nets. Before those victories the team had lost six consecutive games. The record on the road is highly negative with 9-17 this season.
On the road the 76ers are scoring an average of 105.7 points per game, 39.31 FG points, 73.9% free throw shots, 10.38 three pointers, 44.77 rebounds, 25 assists.
The defense allows up to 109.4 points per game, 39.46 FG points, 10.12 three pointers, 43.15 rebounds and 23.35 assists. In the last three defeats the team allowed an average of 116.66 points per game.
Joel Embiid leads the 76ers with 23 points per game, 47.2% FG points, 32.1% three pointers. Tobias Harris is the team’s second support with 19.3 points per game, and Ben Simmons with 16.7 points and 58.4% FG points.
Miami Heat: Our brick castle.
The Heat at home has a positive record with 21 wins and only 3 losses. The last game at home was a defeat against the Boston Celtics 101-109. Another recent and important defeat was against the Clippers 117-122. And the other third defeat of the season at home was against the Lakers. Only in two games at home was the team underdog, one against the Rockets and in the defeat against the Lakers.
At home the Heat is scoring an average of 115.8 points per game, 40.79 FG points, 78.9% free throw shots, 13.33 three pointers, 46.75 rebounds, 26.33 assists and 14.79 turnovers.
The home defense is one of the strong points of the season allowing only 106 points per game, 38.42 FG points, 76.7% free throws, 12.08 three pointers and 24.08 assists. In the last three games the team allowed 107.66 on average.
Jimmy Butler leads the Heat this season with 20.3 points per game. The other weapon of the team is Kendrick Nunn with 16 points and 46% FG points. Only Justise Winslow is on the disabled list, and it is not clear when he will be back.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat 02/03/2020 is: take the Miami Heat -2.5 (Spread).
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