Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 12 (5/12): NBA

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 12 (5/12): NBA

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Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Heat money line +115
Heat spread +2.5 (-110)
76ers money line -135
76ers spread -2.5 (-110)
Over / under 207
 

2021-2022 season stats

  Miami Heat Philadelphia 76ers
Record 60-32 57-36
Road / home record 25-20 28-18
Streak W1 L1
Points per game 109.94 109.84
Points allowed per game 104.95 107.03
Rebounds per game 43.56 42.21
Rebounds allowed per game 41.49 43.75
Over / under record 50-41-1 43-48-2
 

Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers and the Miami Heat will play the Game 6 of the 2nd round of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals. The Heat destroyed the Sixers in Game 5. Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Max Strus added 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the Heat moved one win away from a trip to the Eastern Conference finals by topping the Philadelphia 76ers 120-85 on Tuesday.

Miami Heat 

The Heat have won 5 of their last 7 games and are 25-20 on the road, they have a 60-32 record overall ranking first in the Southeast. The Heat have gone 35-17 against Eastern Conference opponents. Miami leads the league in 3-point percentage, shooting 37.9% as a team from downtown this season. Victor Oladipo paces the team shooting 41.7% from 3-point range.

Duncan Robinson is shooting 37.2% from beyond the arc with 2.9 made 3-pointers per game for the Heat, while averaging 10.9 points. Butler is averaging 28.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2.2 steals over the past 10 games for Miami.

In the playoffs the Heat are 7-3, averaging 106.4 points, 41.6 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 8.1 steals and 3 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 97.6 points per game.

Philadelphia 76ers

The Sixers have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 28-18 at home this season. They have a 57-36 record overall ranking 2nd in the Atlantic Division. The 76ers are 38-25 against conference opponents. Philadelphia averages 110 points and has outscored opponents by 3 points per game.

Embiid is scoring 30.6 points per game with 11.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the 76ers. Tyrese Maxey is averaging 19.1 points and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 46.8% over the past 10 games for Philadelphia.

In the playoffs the 76ers are 5-5, averaging 106 points, 40.3 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 5.6 steals and 5 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.6 points per game.

INJURIES: Joel Embiid is out.

BETTING TRENDS

Miami are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 10 games.

Philadelphia are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.

Philadelphia are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Miami.

Prediction

The Miami Heat outscored the 76ers in Game 5 by 35 points. The Sixers shot for 36.5% from the field goal and scored 85 pts in the game but they return home to play Game 6 where they have won 5 of their last 6 games against Miami. Embiid is questionable for this game and he took another shot to the face in the last game. It should be a very close game this time and the Heat will cover.

PICK: Heat +2.5 (-110)

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