Miami Heat looks for back-to-back wins

Miami Heat looks for back-to-back wins

Miami Heat is looking to get another win against Philadelphia 76ers, after winning their last meeting. This will be their back-to-back match, as this is their second straight match against each other. During their first meeting, it was the Heat who took the 101-99 victory. With that, the 76ers is looking to overturn the results in this match and avoid another struggle. The Heat managed to stay solid in defense on their first meeting. On the other hand, offense have been the problem for the 76ers, where they are hoping to end their struggles. Their second meeting will be on March 2, 2023, at 8:30 AM (GMT+8), with Heat as hosts.

These two teams are in the Eastern Conference, where there are four spots separating them. Surprisingly, following their hot start this season, the hosts are at the disadvantage, as they are at the 7th spot. As for the visitors, although they lost on their last match, they are still at the top three of the standings. The visitors are currently at the 3rd of the standings, where they were able to get 39 wins form their 60 matches. On the other hand, the hosts are now at the seventh spot, winning 33 games from their 62 matches. As they meet once again, can the outcome be the same or the visitors will turn the tables around?

Miami Heat

NBA: Miami Heat
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Defense have been the key for the Heat’s success despite going against a dominating 76ers on their last match. As they head into this game and go against the same opponent, they are hoping for the same result. It was a little surprise that they pulled off a win in their previous match, after finally putting it together. Before the all-star break, this squad struggled going against Denver Nuggets and Brooklyn Nets. After the break, they resumed their unpleasant run, losing against Milwaukee Bucks, and Charlotte Hornets. They are lucky to win in their previous match, as they won a critical match for them. In offense, they are actually the last, scoring only 108 points per game. Their defense on the other hand is at the second as they give up 108.5 points per game.

Jimmy Butler, and Bam Adebayo continues to lead the Heat as they score 21.9 points, and 21.2 points per game. However, they have a new set of doubts and absentees for this match. Max Strus, and Kevin Love, are both probable in this match due to their injuries. On the other hand, Nikola Jovic, Kyle Lowry, and Omer Yurtseven are all unavailable in this match.

Philadelphia 76ers

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers
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On their last match, it seems like the 76ers ran out of gas, as they fell short in that 101-99 loss. Their struggles in the offensive end of the court is visible on that match, so they are looking to be more aggressive in that area. Being aggressive in offense could be their only way to overturn their results in this match. However, looking at their statistics, they are not as bad as it seems in offense. In fact, they are shooting 38.3% beyond the arc, but their greatest advantage is their free-throw shooting. When shooting in the field, they are actually making 48% successful shots. They knocked down 83% in the free-throw line, the highest free-throw shooting in the league. However, on their last match, the Heat’s defense is just phenomenal, and they must find a way to go past through this defense. They are the 16th in offense, scoring 113.9 points per game, while the third in defense as they allow 110.2 points per game.

Joel Embiid continues to pave the way for the 76ers, as he scores 33 points per game. He is fortunate to have James Harden who is providing numbers as well, scoring 21.6 points per game. However, they will be without Dewayne Dedmon as he is still recovering from his hip injury.


Philadelphia 76ers
Total Under: 108.5
Odds: 0.91

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