Online Betting NBA Previews Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat – 2/27/2018
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The Miami Heat are barely hanging on to the Eastern Conference’s No. 8 seed. Coming off a season in which they failed to make the postseason, there’s no question Miami is dead-set on locking up a playoff spot. So, in this evening’s Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat online betting NBA matchup, it’s obvious that Miami needs to pull out a win. Let’s take a look at what the evening’s sports parlay odds are predicting.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat – Tuesday, February 27th
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NBA League Pass
Online Betting NBA Odds:
Led by Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, the Process is ready to take on the Heat this evening. And judging by the fact that Philly is coming off a tough 94-109 loss to the Washington Wizards, Miami can expect the 76ers to bring the heat this evening as well. So far this season, the 76ers have posted a 32-26 record. This record ranks them as the 3rd best team in the Atlantic Division. Moreover, and more importantly, it ranks Philadelphia 7th overall in the East. Interestingly enough, it is the Miami Heat who are vying to usurp the 76ers current ranking. Presently, the 76ers have a 2-game lead over the Heat, which gives them a little cushion for this evening’s contest.
Looking over both team’s stats, it’s clear that Philly has an advantage on offense but will be at a disadvantage defensively. For starter, the 76ers wield the 10th best scoring unit in the NBA. This gives them an advantage over the Heat’s 28th ranked scoring unit. However, Miami’s 4th ranked defense is vastly superior to Philly’s – who ranks 15th in the same category. Clearly, Philly has the advantage. And that’s despite being on the road tonight.
Dwayne Wade may be a legend for Miami, but the heat will be turning to leading point-scorer Goran Dragic to lead the team to a home victory this evening. But since Dragic is putting up an average of 17.4 per game, the team will need an all-around effort to pull off the upset. All in all, the Heat enter into this evening’s matchup sporting a 31-29 record. This record ranks them 2nd in the Southeast Division but, as aforementioned, 8th in the East. Miami could have climbed the conference rankings this month. However, the team hit a pretty severe slump in February. Following their loss to the Cavs on January 31st, the Heat posted a 2-7 record for the month. As for tonight’s matchup, it seems unlikely that the Heat would break out of their current slump versus a team as elite as Philly.
So, which way should online betting NBA players side in this evening’s Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat matchup? All things considered, it seems that Philadelphia is the better option. The 76ers have a strong offense and even have an All-Star on their roster. The low favorite odds out on Philadelphia make them a great option for players betting on NBA games this evening.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat Betting Predictions
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat Picks
Going off of both team’s current trends, it’s looking like Philly should be able to get the job done this evening. Likewise, it’s looking like Miami has the advantage against the spread line this evening. In addition, the trends suggest the TOTAL will be OVER this evening. However, the top sportsbook value is found in taking the 76ers straight up. It’s pretty clear that Philly will come out on top this evening, making their -118 odds extremely appealing. Sign up now to take advantage of these great odds!
Score Prediction: 108-100 Philadelphia. The 76ers get it done on the road and cover the spread. The TOTAL will go OVER as well.