Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 6 (5/6): NBA

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 6 (5/6): NBA

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Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Heat money line -160
Heat spread -3 (-110)
76ers money line +135
76ers spread +3 (-110)
Over / under 210
 

2021-2022 season stats

  Miami Heat Philadelphia 76ers
Record 59-30 55-35
Road / home record 25-18 26-18
Streak W4 L2
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 49-39-1 42-46-1
 

Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers and the Miami Heat will play the Game 3 of the 2nd round of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals. Miami beat the Sixers 119-103 in Game 2. Adebayo scored 23 points, Butler had 22 points and 12 assists, and the Heat beat the Philadelphia 76ers for a 2-0 lead.

Miami Heat 

The Heat have won 4 straight games and are 25-18 on the road, they have a 59-30 record overall ranking first in the Southeast. The Heat are 41-18 against the rest of their division. Miami ranks third in the NBA giving up just 104.95 points per game while holding opponents to 41.54% shooting.

Tyler Herro is scoring 20.7 points per game with 5.0 rebounds and 4 assists for the Heat. Jimmy Butler is averaging 30.5 points and 7.8 rebounds while shooting 54.3% in the playoffs.

In the playoffs the Heat are 6-1, averaging 110.3 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 97.4 points per game.

INJURIES: Lowry is questionable.

Philadelphia 76ers

The Sixers have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 29-16 on the road this season. They have a 55-34 record overall ranking 2nd in the Atlantic Division. The 76ers are 36-23 against conference opponents. Philadelphia averages 110.05 points and has outscored opponents by 3 points per game.

Embiid (out) leads the team with 30.6 points per game and averaging 11.7 rebounds for the 76ers. Tyrese Maxey is averaging 4.3 assists per game for Philadelphia.

In the playoffs the 76ers are 4-4, averaging 108 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 105.5 points per game.

INJURIES: Joel Embiid is out.

BETTING TRENDS

Miami are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against Philadelphia.

Miami are 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 games on the road.

Philadelphia are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games against Miami.

Prediction

The 76ers have struggled offensively without their best man Embiid who was scoring 30 points per game in the playoffs. The Sixers are 6-10 without him this season. The Heat are playing great defense in the playoffs holding their opponents to only 97.4 points per game. The Sixers don't have a chance without Embiid so take the Heat to win again.

PICK: Heat -3 (-110)

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