Miami Heat versus Philadelphia 76ers Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-8-2013

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The 23-37 Philadelphia 76ers will travel to play the 45-14 Miami Heat in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Miami is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this game have the home team Miami Heat favored by -14 points with an over under line of 195 points. There has been no line movement in the NBA game since the odds came out a few hours ago.

The teams met back on February 23rd with the Heat posting the 114-90 road win at the 76ers as a -8 ½ point favorite. The game finished over 185 points.

Philadelphia has a road record of 6-21 on the season. They lose their third straight and tenth in eleven games following a 107-96 road defeat to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday as a +8 ½ point underdog. The game went over 190 points. The 76ers fell behind by 21 after three quarters of play. The team shot 43% from the floor and made 6 of 17 from three. They had ten more rebounds than the Hawks and lose because Philadelphia allowed Atlanta 53.8% shooting. Dorell Wright came off the bench for 20 points and 9 rebounds. The 76ers woes this season has come on the offensive end. They continue to have problems scoring as the team ranks 29th and second to last in the NBA by pushing across just 92.2 points a game.

The Heat is 27-3 straight up on their home court. Miami makes it 16 straight victories following a 97-96 home win against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday as a -15 ½ point betting favorite. The game went under the total of 204 points. Miami nearly blows a 20 point lead. They shoot just 43.2% from the field along with 6 of 28 from three. Wade and LeBron James carried the team to victory as they combine for 50 points on 17 of 30 shooting. The supporting cast was a no show on offense making just 15 of 44 shots. They hold the Magic to 44.9% from the floor and forced 18 Orlando turnovers. When motivated the Heat put up some impressive numbers on their home court. They average 107.9 points and 50.9% shooting in their 30 games at home.

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