Heat vs. 76ers NBA Play-In Preview (4/17/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on April 16, 2024
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Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers

The Miami Heat are set to play the Philadelphia 76ers on April 17, at 7:00 p.m. ET. The game, airing on ESPN, will take place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. NBA betting odds feature a point spread of -4.5 in favor of the 76ers and an over/under of 206.5.

Heat vs. 76ers pregame odds for Wednesday’s play-in game

NBA betting odds for the upcoming match between the Heat and the 76ers indicate a competitive game ahead. DraftKings sets the scene with the 76ers as favorites at -180 on the moneyline and a point spread of -4.0, alongside an over/under of 207. FanDuel offers slightly varied odds, but the consensus points towards a closely contested match at Massachusetts sportsbooks.

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Heat vs. 76ers.

Heat vs. Sixers projected starting lineups for April 17

Heat projected starting lineup

PG: Terry Rozier
SG: Duncan Robinson
SF: Jimmy Butler
PF: Nikola Jovic
C: Bam Adebayo

76ers projected starting lineup

PG: Tyrese Maxey
SG: Buddy Hield
SF: Kelly Oubre Jr.
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Joel Embiid

Projected starting lineups & injuries for each team are provided by Sportsdata.

Heat vs. 76ers injuries for Wednesday night

For the Miami Heat, Josh Richardson (SG) is out with a shoulder injury since February 11, impacting the team’s shooting guard rotation. Terry Rozier (PG) and Duncan Robinson (SG) are questionable for the next game, dealing with neck and back injuries respectively, potentially affecting the Heat’s backcourt options.

The Philadelphia 76ers will be without Robert Covington (SF) due to a knee injury since January 16, weakening their small forward position. De’Anthony Melton (SG) and Kenyon Martin Jr. (SF) are questionable, with Melton’s back injury and Martin’s toe injury possibly sidelining them for the upcoming match.

Miami Heat team stats & standings

The Miami Heat, with a record of 46-36, are currently positioned 8th in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Southeast Division. Their recent games against the Toronto Raptors showcased their defensive capabilities, limiting the Raptors to 103 points in both matchups. Here are the season stats for the Heat:

  • Points per game: 110.1
  • Points allowed per game: 108.4
  • FG%: 46.5
  • 3PT%: 37.0
  • Rebounds per game: 42.3
  • Assists per game: 25.8

Philadelphia 76ers team stats & standings

The Philadelphia 76ers hold a record of 47-35, ranking them 7th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Atlantic Division. Their performance in recent games, including an impressive victory over the Brooklyn Nets, highlights their strong offense. Season stats for the 76ers are as follows:

  • Points per game: 114.6
  • Points allowed per game: 111.5
  • FG%: 46.4
  • 3PT%: 36.3
  • Rebounds per game: 43.0
  • Assists per game: 24.9

Player stats for Heat vs. 76ers

Wednesday’s Heat vs. Sixers game poses an intriguing play-in matchup, where the winner will take on the New York Knicks in round one of the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Warriors and Kings face off in a Western Conference play-in tonight.

Heat leaders ahead of Wednesday’s game

The Miami Heat’s recent performance showcases a balanced attack, with several players contributing significantly. Jaime Jaquez Jr. and Thomas Bryant stand out with their scoring and rebounding in their recent win over the Nets.

  • Jaime Jaquez Jr. (SF): 18 PTS, 4 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Thomas Bryant (C): 18 PTS, 10 RBS, 1 AST
  • Tyler Herro (SG): 17 PTS, 6 RBS, 8 ASTS
  • Bam Adebayo (C): 17 PTS, 6 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Jimmy Butler (SF): 15 PTS, 5 RBS, 4 ASTS

Season leaders for the Heat show Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler as key players:

  • Bam Adebayo (C): 19.2 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 3.9 APG
  • Jimmy Butler (SF): 20.8 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 5.0 APG
  • Terry Rozier (PG): 19.8 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 5.6 APG
  • Jaime Jaquez Jr. (SF): 11.9 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 2.6 APG
  • Tyler Herro (SG): 20.8 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 4.5 APG

76ers leaders ahead of Wednesday’s game

The Philadelphia 76ers have shown strong performances from Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris, making them players to watch for those following the play-in game.

  • Tyrese Maxey (PG): 26 PTS, 3 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Tobias Harris (SF): 21 PTS, 8 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Buddy Hield (SF): 19 PTS, 7 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Paul Reed (PF): 13 PTS, 12 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Kelly Oubre Jr. (SF): 8 PTS, 5 RBS, 0 ASTS

Season leaders for the 76ers highlight Tyrese Maxey and Joel Embiid’s contributions:

  • Tyrese Maxey (PG): 25.9 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 6.2 APG
  • Joel Embiid (C): 34.7 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 5.6 APG
  • Tobias Harris (SF): 17.2 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 3.1 APG
  • Buddy Hield (SF): 12.1 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 2.8 APG
  • Kelly Oubre Jr. (SF): 15.4 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 1.5 APG
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