Heat vs 76ers NBA Preview (3/18/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on March 18, 2024 - Last Updated on March 20, 2024
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Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers host the Miami Heat in a pivotal Eastern Conference game at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday at the Wells Fargo Center. Both teams enter the matchup tied for seventh place in the conference with the same 37-30 record. The game will air on ESPN.

Heat vs 76ers pregame odds

According to the latest NBA betting odds, the Sixers are favored for tonight’s game with the Heat. Philadelphia has lost both of its meetings against Miami this season. In the most recent game in February in Philly, the Heat won 109-104, covering the spread as the +3.5-point underdog, with the total going under the line of 225 points. Current odds for Monday’s game at Massachusetts online sports betting apps are as follows:

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

Heat vs Sixers projected starting lineups (3/18/24)

Heat starting lineup

PG: Terry Rozier
SG: Duncan Robinson
SF: Jimmy Butler (game-time decision)
PF: Nikola Jovic (game-time decision)
C: Bam Adebayo

76ers starting lineup

PG: Kyle Lowry
SG: Cameron Payne
SF: Buddy Hield
PF: Tobias Harris (game-time decision)
C: Mo Bamba

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

Heat vs 76ers injuries for tonight’s game

Guard Tyler Herro is out for Miami with a foot injury, while forwards Jimmy Butler (foot), Nikola Jovic (hamstring) and Kevin Love (heel) are game-time decisions.

Joel Embiid continues to miss action for Philadelphia while he recovers from a meniscus injury. While the Sixers center is getting close, he remains out for Monday’s game. Forward Tobias Harris is a game-time decision with an ankle injury.

Team standings & stats for tonight’s game

Miami Heat team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Miami Heat have won two straight games to improve to 37-20 on the season, which is good for a tie for 7th place in the Eastern Conference. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games, most recently beating the Detroit Pistons 104-101 on a game-winning 3-point from Bam Adebayo. Duncan Robinson led the Heat with 30 points in the winning effort. Prior to beating the Pistons, Miami lost to the Denver Nuggets. Below are the Heat’s team stats for this season:

  • Points per game: 110.0 (27th)
  • Points allowed per game: 109.4 (4th)
  • Rebounds per game: 42.2 (24th)
  • Assists per game: 25.7 (20th)
  • FG%: 46.5% (tied for 21st)
  • 3PT%: 37.1% (11th)

Philadelphia 76ers team stats ahead of tonight’s game

Like Miami, the Sixers are 37-30, tied with the Heat for 7th place in the Eastern Conference. They’re 4-6 over the last 10 games, most recently beating the Charlotte Hornets 109-98 in Philly. Prior to that win, Philly lost to the Milwaukee Bucks. Tyrese Maxey was the team’s leading scorer with 30 points. Below are the Sixers team stats for the season to date:

  • Points per game: 115.1 (14th)
  • Points allowed per game: 112.6 (tied for 11th)
  • Rebounds per game: 42.6 (tied for 19th)
  • Assists per game: 24.6 (27th)
  • FG%: 46.5% (tied for 21st)
  • 3PT%: 35.7% (21st)

Player stats for Heat vs Sixers on March 18

Miami Heat leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Even without star Jimmy Butler, the Heat got the last-second win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. Duncan Robinson led Miami with 30 points, while Bam Adebayo finished with 20, including the game-winning 3-pointer. Here are Miami’s top five players based on the team’s previous outing against the Pistons:

  • Duncan Robinson (F): 30 PTS, 4 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Bam Adebayo (C): 20 PTS, 17 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Terry Rozier (SG): 17 PTS, 6 RBS, 9 ASTS
  • Jaime Jaquez Jr. (F): 15 PTS, 3 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Caleb Martin (SF): 10 PTS, 7 RBS, 0 ASTS

The Heat have two players averaging over 20 points per game this season, led by Jimmy Butler. Though guard Tyler Herro is out for tonight’s game, Miami will need someone to step up in his absence. After losing to the Sixers, the Heat take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Here are the season’s top five Heat players going into tonight’s game:

  • Jimmy Butler (SF): 21.4 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 4.8 APG
  • Tyler Herro (PG): 20.8 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 4.4 APG
  • Bam Adebayo (C): 19.9 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 3.9 APG
  • Terry Rozier (SG): 15.1 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 5.6 APG
  • Duncan Robinson (F): 13.7 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 3.0 APG

76ers leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Philadelphia is coming off a home win over the Charlotte Hornets. Tyrese Maxey led the Sixers with 30 points, while Kelly Oubre Jr. added 22. Both will play key factors against the Heat tonight. Here are the leaders from the win over the Hornets on Saturday:

  • Tyrese Maxey (PG): 30 PTS, 3 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Kelly Oubre Jr. (SG): 22 PTS, 3 RBS, 1 AST
  • Buddy Hield (SG): 14 PTS, 2 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Paul Reed (SF): 11 PTS, 8 RBS, 1 AST
  • Cameron Payne (PG): 10 PTS, 0 RBS, 4 ASTS

Joel Embiid continues to lead Philadelphia in scoring despite missing significant time due to an injury. Embiid will not play against the Heat tonight, so Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris must fill in. Here are the 76ers’ season leaders heading into tonight’s game:

  • Joel Embiid (C): 35.3 PPG, 11.3 RPG, 5.7 APG
  • Tyrese Maxey (PG): 26.0 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 6.2 APG
  • Tobias Harris (PF): 17.1 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 3.2 APG
  • Kelly Oubre Jr. (SG): 14.7 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 1.2 APG
  • Buddy Hield (SG): 14.2 PPG, 3.3 APG, 4.4 APG
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