The Miami Heat head to Philadelphia to face the 76ers in hopes of putting an end to a two game losing streak in the process. The lines for this game are proudly brought to you by BetOnline sportsbook.
After losing a hard fought game to the Magic on Tuesday night in Orlando, the Heat then followed that up with a disastrous performance on Wednesday night when they lost to a Chicago Bulls team that was playing without MVP Derrick Rose. In the game vs. the Bulls Dwayne Wade scored 36 and Lebron James 35. It was clear that Chicago’s game plan was to limit the other Chicago players and let James and Wade do their thing. Their strategy worked as the next highest point total for the Heat was Chris Bosh with 12. Critics once again pointed to LeBron James poor fourth quarter as a reason for the loss as just 2 of his 35 points came in the 4th quarter. Of note is the fact that Miami has lost 4 straight on the road and are just 13-9 overall on the road this season.
Meanwhile, the 76ers return home after having a 3-game winning streak snapped at the hands on the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night in Indianapolis. One positive for the 76ers was the continuation of the stellar play of Evan Turner who tallied 21 points and 11 rebounds, shooting 9 of 11 from the floor. While Jrue Holiday chipped in with 17, Lou Williams scored just 7 coming off a 28 point outburst off the bench the game before. The defense of the 76ers was uncharacteristically poor as evident by the Pacers shooting a very high field goal percentage of 56 percent.
The Heat have dominated the 76ers in both of their head-to-head matchups this season and are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 visits to Philly.
Look for the Heat coming off of two losses to give maximum effort and come out with a win. However we like the under for this game as the totals line is set at 190.5. The under is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings between these teams in Philadelphia and is the play and before betting check the online sportsbook reviews.