Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat Prediction, 5/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL
AmericanAirlines Arena is the site where and the Miami Heat (38-31) will take on the Philadelphia 76ers (47-22) on Thursday.
The Philadelphia 76ers took the court against the Indiana Pacers and took a loss by a score of 103-94 in their last contest. Philadelphia ended the contest having earned a 43.7% FG percentage (38 of 87) and knocked down 8 out of their 26 shots from downtown. When they shot from the charity stripe, the 76ers knocked down 10 of their 14 shots for a rate of 71.4%. Concerning grabbing boards, they collected 35 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 23 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and having 9 steals. When talking about the defense, Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 44.6% from the field on 37 out of 83 shooting. Indiana recorded 28 assists and had 7 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Indiana snagged 45 rebounds (7 offensive, 38 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Indiana went 93.8% at the free throw line by converting 15 of 16 attempts. They also knocked down 14 of 41 attempts from downtown.
Tobias Harris is one guy who was a factor for this game. He walked away with 27 points on 11 out of 24 shooting. He played for 34:09 mins and snagged 5 boards. Harris finished 45.8% from the field and recorded 3 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in this matchup for the 76ers was Ben Simmons. He pulled down 8 rebounds in his 36:45 minutes on the basketball court. He shot 56.3% from the floor for the matchup by going 9-of-16 (20 points). When the game finished, Simmons earned 7 assists.
Philadelphia heads into this contest with a record of 47-22 so far this year. They are averaging 113.6 pts per game (12th in basketball) while hitting 47.6% from the field. The 76ers are connecting on 37.1% from downtown (769 of 2,070) and 76.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Philadelphia is pulling in 45.3 boards per contest and has accumulated 1,616 assists so far this year, which is 24th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per game and as a group they commit 20.1 personal fouls per contest. On defense, the 76ers are forcing their opponents into 15.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.1 fouls. They are relinquishing 36.1% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 6th in the league in opponents points per game (108.1). The 76ers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.3% (1,072 of 1,454) and they concede 42.8 boards per contest as a unit. They are ranked 5th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,624 conceded this year.
For their last game, the Miami Heat got the victory with a final of 129-121 when they played the Boston Celtics. The Heat corralled 37 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 in this game. They turned it over 14 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. The Celtics earned 21 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Heat to the charity stripe for a total of 22 shots. They were able to make 17 of the free throws for a rate of 77.3%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Miami converted 16 of 30 tries (53.3%). When the game finished, the Heat finished the game shooting 48 out of 81 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 59.3%. The Heat permitted the Celtics to make 46 of 88 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.3% for this game. They finished shooting 48.6% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 18 out of 37 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 17 from the free throw line (64.7%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Miami permitted Boston to get 32 overall (3 offensive).
Bam Adebayo was important for the Heat in this contest. He knocked down 10 of 15 in this contest for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and had 7 rebounds. Adebayo had 22 points in his 34:34 mins of playing time and earned 5 dimes in the game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Miami was Duncan Robinson. He wrapped the game up with 3 dimes in his 33:29 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 6 out of 10 from the floor. Robinson ended the game having shot 60.0% from the field while also collecting 22 points and 2 boards.
Miami has a win-loss record of 38-31 for the year. Miami has accumulated 7,447 pts so far this year (107.9 per game) and they grab 41.5 boards per game. The Heat are committing 19.0 fouls per contest and they go 79.1% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Heat are connecting on 46.7% from the field, which is ranked 17th in basketball. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 26.3 times per game (9th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.1 times per contest. The Heat on the defensive end are ranked 5th in the league in points per game surrendered with 108.1. The Miami defense allows 36.6% on shots from 3-point land (996 of 2,719) and opponents are connecting on 78.5% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 25.8 dimes and 43.1 boards every game, which ranks 23rd and 12th in the NBA. They are forcing 15.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.7% from the field (6th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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