Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction NBA Picks 4/17/24

Philadelphia 76ers (47-35) vs Miami Heat (46-36)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -5.5 --- Over/Under: 209.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers collide at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night. Here’s a Heat vs 76ers prediction.

Miami Heat

The Miami Heat have been in pretty good shape as they've won seven of their last 10 games overall and they will be eager to keep it going after blowing past the Raptors in a 118-103 home win on Sunday. Jaime Jacquez Jr and Thomas Bryant led the team with 18 points apiece, Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro each scored 18 points while Jimmy Butler chipped in with 15 points on six of nine shooting. As a team, the Heat shot 52 percent from the field and nine of 36 from the 3-point line as they took control of the contest with a dominant 43-22 second quarter push to build an early 30-point lead which allowed them to rest their starters early.

Philadelphia 76ers

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers capped off the regular season with an eighth straight victory after making light work of the lowly Nets in a 107-86 home win on Sunday. Tyrese Maxey led the team with 26 points on 10 of 20 shooting, Tobias Harris added 21 points while Buddy Hield chipped in with 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists off the bench. As a team, the 76ers shot just 42 percent from the field and 14 of 44 from the 3-point line as they poured in 33 points in the second quarter to take the double digit lead into halftime, before they played great defense in the second half to allow them to run away with it in the end.

Philadelphia 76ers Player Facts

  • Tyrese Maxey ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for points per game (25.9) this season.
  • Tobias Harris ranks 5th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (87.8%) this season.

Miami Heat Player Facts

  • Bam Adebayo ranks 4th amongst qualified Forwards for rebounds per game (10.4) this season.
  • Jimmy Butler ranks 6th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.3) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The 76ers rank T1st 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 (6.2).
  • The Heat rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.4).
  • The Heat rank 29th in the league for H2 points per game this season (53.3).

Heat vs 76ers prediction

The Heat are still a little shorthanded with Josh Richardson and Terry Rozier still out, while the 76ers are keeping an eye on KJ Martin and Joel Embiid who are both questionable for this one. This is definitely a game where you want to check the lineups before tipoff given how important Embiid is to the 76ers, but given what is at stake, my guess is that we'll see Embiid in uniform for this one. With that being said, the regular season series between these teams was split at 2-2 with each game being decided by seven points or fewer. I am expecting another close contest, so I am taking any points I can get.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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