Friday NBA action brings us the Miami Heat hosting the Philadelphia 76ers from American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Tipoff for this NBA contest is scheduled for 8:00 PM ET on March 8, 2013. Miami has won 16 straight while the Sixers have lost three straight and are 1-9 in their last 10 games played. We will back the Heat in this South Beach tilt.
Miami Heat: Looking for continued dominance
Miami is playing some of the best basketball imaginable right now as they are in the midst of a 16-game winning streak. At home, the Heat are 27-3 and have an overall record of 45-14. They should have absolutely no problem with the Sixers on Friday night at home, against whom they have won 12 straight in the regular season. They already defeated the Sixers in this current overall win streak, 114-90 back on February 23.
Philadelphia 76ers: Awful team even worse on the road
Philly is not having the year most thought they would have under head coach Doug Collins. Andrew Bynum still has yet to play a game this year for the Sixers, who have an overall record of 23-37 and a road mark of 6-21. They are in the midst of a three-game losing streak and have lost 10 of their last 11 games overall. On the road, the Sixers are in the midst of an 11-game losing streak. They have not won a road game since New Year’s Day.
For the game featuring the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers, we turn to the WilliamHill.com sportsbook. Miami are heavy favorites at -13.5 (-110) and the Sixers are major underdogs at +13.5 (-110). The Over/Under is set at 194.5 total points for this NBA Eastern Conference action. We are going to bet on the Heat and the Under 194.5 at (-110) on Friday night against Philadelphia in Florida.
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