76ers vs Heat Prediction - NBA Picks 12/25/23

Miami Heat (17-12) vs Philadelphia 76ers (20-8)

Game Info: Monday, December 25, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Kaseya Center)

Betting Odds: Miami Heat +1.5 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Philadelphia 76ers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Miami Heat look for a win after winning 5 of their last 7 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat prediction.

Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers rebounded from a loss to the Bulls with wins over the Timberwolves and Raptors. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 122.3 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 35 points and 6 assists, while Tyrese Maxey is averaging 26.4 points and 3.9 rebounds. Tobias Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 85.6 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. After this one, the Sixers will meet the Magic, Rockets, Bulls, and Knicks.

Philadelphia 76ers Player Facts

  • Joel Embiid ranks 1st amongst qualified players for points per game (35.0) this season.
  • Tyrese Maxey ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (90.3%) this season.

Miami Heat Betting Preview

The Miami Heat rebounded from a loss to the Timberwolves with wins over the Magic and Hawks. The Miami Heat are averaging 113.2 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Tyler Herro is averaging 24.2 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Bam Adebayo is averaging 21.8 points and 9.6 rebounds. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Duncan Robinson is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game. The Heat will get on a five-game road trip after this one. They will open it against the Golden State Warriors.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Heat rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.1).
  • The Heat rank 1st in the league for three-point percentage this season (39.6%).
  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for point differential per game this season (+11.3).
  • The 76ers rank T1st in the league for steals per game this season (8.9).

Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat prediction

We need to check the status of Jimmy Butler before locking anything in for this game. Assuming he's going to play, I'm grabbing my free bucket with the Heat. The Miami Heat are as healthy as they've been all year with the return of Herro and Adebayo, and the offense is improving with the improvement of Robinson. The Heat have won 4 of the last 5 meetings against the 76ers, and Jimmy still plays this Philly team with an edge, given how things went down when he was on the squad. The 76ers are playing great, and they've covered 8 of their last 10 games. However, none of that seems to matter when they run into Miami over the years. Give me the home dog.

Randy’s Pick Miami Heat +1.5

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