Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 8 (5/8): NBA

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 8 (5/8): NBA

Credit: photo by Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Heat money line +120
Heat spread +2.5 (-110)
76ers money line -140
76ers spread -2.5 (-110)
Over / under 208
 

2021-2022 season stats

  Miami Heat Philadelphia 76ers
Record 59-31 56-35
Road / home record 25-19 27-18
Streak L1 W1
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 49-40-1 42-47-1
 

Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers and the Miami Heat will play the Game 4 of the 2nd round of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals. The Sixers dominated in Game 3 with the return of their star Joel Embiid who inspired the team helping them to beat Miami 99-79.

Miami Heat 

The Heat have won 4 of their last 5 games and are 25-19 on the road, they have a 59-31 record overall ranking first in the Southeast. The Heat are 41-19 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 6-2, 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.

INJURIES: Lowry is questionable.

Philadelphia 76ers

The Sixers have lost 4 of their last 6 games and are 27-18 at home this season. They have a 56-34 record overall ranking 2nd in the Atlantic Division. The 76ers are 37-23 against conference opponents. Philadelphia averages 110 points and has outscored opponents by 3 points per game.

Embiid leads the team with 30.6 points per game and averaging 11.7 rebounds for the 76ers. Tyrese  Maxey is averaging 22.7 points and 4.1 assists over the past 10 games for Philadelphia.

In the playoffs the 76ers are 5-4, averaging 107 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 12-3 SU in their last 15 games.

Miami are 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games on the road.

Philadelphia are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games against Miami.

Prediction

The 76ers got inspired with the return of Embiid and beat Miami in Game 3. The Heat played really bad and got only 27 of 77 shots (35.1% FG) and it's hard to believe that this will happen again. However, the 76ers are holding teams to 102.6 ppg in the playoffs while the Heat are allowing just 97 ppg. The Under has cashed in 8 of the last 10 games for the Heat and 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games against Miami. Take the under.

PICK: Under 208 (-110)

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