The Miami Heat (42-22) will be trying to increase their lead in the Eastern Conference standings when they face the Philadelphia 76ers (39-23) on Saturday night. The Heat is coming off a 120-119 loss to Milwaukee as 4.5-point underdogs. The 76ers are coming off a 123-108 win over Knicks as 10.5 point favorite.
Heat Trying To Bounce Back From Loss
The Heat had their four-game winning streak snapped by the Bucks in their last game. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the 76ers, which will give them their fifth win in their last six games.
Miami is averaging 109.5 points per game. They scored 119 points in their last game, making 45.4 percent of their field goals and 47.7 percent of their three-pointers.
Tyler Herro led the way for the Heat with 30 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Gabe Vincent finished with 21 points and six assists, while Bam Adebayo added 18 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists.
Miami has played well defensively, giving up 104.7 points per game. They gave up 120 points in their last game and will need a better performance if they want to get the win against Embiid and James Harden.
76ers want to continue their great form
Philadelphia 76ers have been in great form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won four times, losing once. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
The 76ers currently sit in third place in the Eastern Conference. While the Heat is positioned two places above them, in first place in the Eastern Conference.
Newly arrived James Harden will be looking to continue his rich vein of form following his trade from the Brooklyn Nets. Harden’s 28 points and 9 rebounds per game are only behind teammate Joel Embiid’s 29.8 points, 11.1 rebounds for the 76ers this season.
Hardens 10.3 assists per game is only behind Suns’ Chris Paul 10.7 in the entire NBA this term.
Philadelphia 76ers @ Miami Heat: Predicted Lineup
Philadelphia 76ers: Guard- Tyrese Maxey | Guard – James Harden | Guard – Matisse Thybulle | Forward – Tobias Harris | Center – Joel Embiid
Miami Heat: Guard – Gabe Vincent | Guard – Duncan Robinson | Foward – Jimmy Butler | Center – Bam Adebayo | Forward – P.J. Tucker
Pick of the Game: Philadelphia 76ers ML +100
Having Joel Embiid, James Harden and Tyrese Maxey scoring 75+ points a game is a winning combination. 76ers have been 100% with James Harden and despite it being back to back I can´t shine away from them at +100.