The Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers face off in Miami on Friday night at 8pm from American Airlines Arena. Find NBA odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The Heat are on an absolute roll winning 16 games in a row and playing just magnificent basketball in the process. The big difference for the Heat during the streak has been their defensive intensity which has grown leaps and bounds since the beginning of the season. When you combine their improved defense with a team that scores 103 PPG you have a team that has the talent needed to rip off 16 games in a row.
After showing promise last season and overachieving the Sixers have taken a step back this season and sit at 23-37 on the season. On the flip side of the Heat the Sixers have lost 11 of their last 12 games. The main problem for the Sixers this season has been their offensive output as the team is only averaging 92.2 points per game on the year.
The Miami Heat are a positive 31-28 against the spread this season, and on their home court Miami is right at even, going 15-15 against the number. The Sixers are just 27-33 ATS on the year, and Philly is 11-16 against the spread on the road this season.
Until the Heat give us a reason to pick against them we look for them to cover the -13 at home tonight vs. the Sixers at best sportsbooks online.