Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 5/12/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+1)
The Miami Heat are traveling to Wells Fargo Center on Thursday where they will meet the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 6 of their series. The Heat lead 3-2. Philadelphia opens this game as 1-point favorites. The total has been set at 207.
The Heat faced off with the 76ers and went home with a win by a final score of 120-85 in Game 5. Miami finished having earned a 53.6% FG percentage (45 of 84) and buried 13 out of their 33 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Heat made 17 of their 23 shots for a rate of 73.9%. When talking about hauling in boards, they collected 46 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 26 dimes in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 2 turnovers and having 8 steals. When it comes to the defense, Miami allowed the other team to shoot 36.5% from the floor on 31 of 85 shooting. Philadelphia dished out 36 dimes and had 14 steals in this contest. Additionally, Philadelphia totaled 26 rebounds (10 offensive, 16 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Philadelphia shot 93.3% when shooting free throws by converting 14 of 15 shots. They converted 9 of 32 tries from distance. When discussing personal fouls, the Heat ended up finishing with 13 while the 76ers had 15 personal fouls.
Jimmy Butler is one player who was a contributor for the game. Butler went 60.0% from the floor and distributed 6 dimes. He played for 35 mins and also totaled 9 rebounds. He ended up with 23 points on 9 of 15 shooting.
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Miami enters this game with a win-loss record of 53-29 on the year. They average 110.0 points per contest (17th in the league) while hitting 46.7% from the field. The Heat are shooting 37.9% from downtown (1,114 of 2,936) and 80.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Miami is grabbing 43.7 boards per game and has accounted for 2,090 assists on the campaign, which is 8th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per contest and as a unit they commit 20.5 personal fouls per game.
On defense, the Heat are forcing 15.0 turnovers per game while drawing 20.6 fouls. They currently rank 4th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,908 surrendered for the season. The Heat defense is allowing a FG percentage of 44.7% (3,078 of 6,886) and they concede 41.7 boards per game as a team. They surrender 33.9% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 4th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (105.6).
With respect to how they cleaned up the glass in Game 5, Philadelphia permitted Miami to snag 38 in total (8 offensive). They went 39.4% from distance by connecting on 13 out of 33 and ended up shooting 17 out of 23 from the free throw line (73.9%). The 76ers permitted the Heat to bury 45 of their 84 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 53.6% in this contest. Overall, the 76ers finished 31 out of 85 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 36.5%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, Philadelphia buried 9 of their 32 tries (28.1%). They were able to convert 14 of them for a rate of 93.3%. The Heat committed 11 personal fouls in this contest which took the 76ers to the charity stripe for 15 attempts. They turned the ball over 15 times, while recording 8 steals in the matchup. The 76ers recorded 26 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 for the contest.
Joel Embiid was important for the 76ers in the matchup. Embiid totaled 17 points in his 33 minutes on the court and totaled 2 assists for the matchup. He made 7 of 12 in the game for a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and had 5 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a record of 51-31 on the campaign. The 76ers have committed 19.4 personal fouls per game and they hit 82.1% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 23.7 times per contest (21st in the league) and they turn it over 12.5 times per contest. Philadelphia has totaled 9,015 pts for the year (109.9 per contest) and they average 42.3 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the 76ers are shooting 46.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 16th in the league.
The 76ers on defense are ranked 9th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 107.3. They are forcing 13.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.8% from the floor (15th in basketball). The Philadelphia defense allows 34.6% on 3-point attempts (931 of 2,692) and their opposition makes 76.9% of their foul shots. They relinquish 23.6 dimes and 44.2 rebounds every game, which is ranked 7th and 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (+1)
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