Heat vs 76ers Prediction NBA Picks 3/18/24

Philadelphia 76ers (37-30) vs Miami Heat (36-30)

Game Info: Monday, March 18, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 214.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers meet Monday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers prediction.

Miami Heat

The Miami Heat have been in fine form as they've won nine of their last 14 games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after taking down the Pistons in a thrilling 104-101 road win last night. Duncan Robinson led the team with 30 points on 10 of 15 shooting, Bam Adebayo added 20 points with 17 rebounds and three assists while Terry Rozier chipped in with 17 points with nine assists. As a team, the Heat shot 44 percent from the field and 12 of 35 from the 3-point line as they exploded for 39 points in the second quarter to take a 17-point lead, but it wasn't exactly smooth sailing after that point as the Pistons tied the game late in the fourth quarter before Adebayo saved the day with a clutch 30-foot game winner to steal the game at the buzzer.

Philadelphia 76ers

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers have been in a real slump as they've lost five of their last seven games overall, but they will be looking to build some momentum after snapping a two-game skid with a 109-98 home win over the Hornets on Saturday. Tyrese Maxey led the team with 30 points on eight of 20 shooting, Kelly Oubre Jr added 22 points on eight of 16 shooting while Buddy Hield chipped in with 14 points in 20 minutes off the bench. As a team, the 76ers shot 44 percent from the field and 13 of 41 from the 3-point line as they kept the Hornets in check right from the start, outpacing them in every quarter but never leading by more than 13 points at any stage. The 76ers will play against the Suns and Lakers after this game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for steals per game this season (8.5).
  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for opponent steals per game this season (6.1).
  • The Heat rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.4).
  • The Heat rank 3rd in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (9.4).

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers prediction

The Heat are still banged up with Tyler Herro, Kevin Love and Jimmy Butler all listed on the injury report, while the 76ers are still without Joel Embiid and they have Tobias Harris listed as questionable. The Heat haven't been at their absolute best lately as they've been hit hard by injuries, but they are coming into this one fresh off a thrilling win over the Pistons last night and are in better shape compared to the 76ers who had lost five of six games before their win over the Hornets on Saturday. This is definitely a game where you want to check the lineups before tipoff, but this looks like a spot where the 76ers can take advantage of a Heat squad missing a bunch of key players.

 

Peter’s Pick Philadelphia -3.5

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