Adebayo and the Heat take on conference foe Philadelphia

Mon, Mar 18, 2024
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Adebayo and the Heat take on conference foe Philadelphia

Miami Heat (37-30, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (37-30, eighth in the Eastern Conference)

Philadelphia; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: 76ers -2; over/under is 211

BOTTOM LINE: Tyrese Maxey and the Philadelphia 76ers host Bam Adebayo and the Miami Heat.

The 76ers are 25-20 in Eastern Conference games. Philadelphia is sixth in the Eastern Conference with 51.0 points per game in the paint led by Joel Embiid averaging 14.6.

The Heat are 25-17 in conference play. Miami has an 18-20 record against teams over .500.

The 115.1 points per game the 76ers average are 5.7 more points than the Heat give up (109.4). The Heat are shooting 46.5% from the field, 0.8% lower than the 47.3% the 76ers' opponents have shot this season.

The two teams match up for the third time this season. The Heat defeated the 76ers 109-104 in their last meeting on Feb. 15. Tyler Herro led the Heat with 23 points, and Maxey led the 76ers with 30 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Maxey is averaging 26 points and 6.2 assists for the 76ers. Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 16.7 points over the past 10 games.

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Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists for the Heat. Terry Rozier is averaging 17.5 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 45.3% over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 4-6, averaging 102.3 points, 39.4 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 7.7 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 42.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.8 points per game.

Heat: 5-5, averaging 106.3 points, 41.9 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 7.9 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.6 points.

INJURIES: 76ers: Robert Covington: out (knee), Tobias Harris: day to day (ankle), Joel Embiid: out (knee), Kai Jones: out (hamstring), De'Anthony Melton: out (back).

Heat: Josh Richardson: out for season (shoulder), Tyler Herro: day to day (foot), Nikola Jovic: day to day (hamstring), Jimmy Butler: day to day (foot), Kevin Love: out (heel).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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