Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 5/6/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+1)
The Miami Heat are on their way to Wells Fargo Center on Friday where they will attempt to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 3 of their series. The Heat lead 2-0. Miami opens this contest as 1-point underdogs. The over/under comes in at 210.5.
The Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the 76ers and walked away with a win by a score of 119-103 in Game 2. In regard to personal fouls, the Heat ended up with 22 while the 76ers totaled 8 personal fouls. They buried 8 out of their 30 shots from distance. Philadelphia ended up shooting 86.4% when shooting free throws by knocking down 19 of 22 attempts. In addition, Philadelphia pulled down 29 rebounds (5 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Philadelphia recorded 34 assists and had 17 steals in this contest. In terms of defense, Miami allowed their opponent to shoot 45.2% from the floor on 38 out of 84 shooting. They also distributed 25 dimes for this game as well as forcing the opposition into 5 turnovers and having 5 steals. In relation to rebounding, they compiled 44 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Heat made 25 of their 31 attempts for a rate of 80.6%. Miami ended having earned a 51.3% field goal percentage (40 of 78) and made 14 out of their 29 3-pointers.
Jimmy Butler is a guy who was a factor for this contest. Butler finished the contest at 53.3% from the field and dished out 12 assists. He saw the court for 37 mins and also grabbed 6 rebounds. He recorded 22 points on 8 out of 15 shooting.
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Miami enters this one with a record of 53-29 so far this season. They turn it over 14.6 times per contest and as a group are committing 20.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Miami is snagging 43.7 boards per contest and has earned 2,090 assists on the year, which is 8th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Heat are shooting 37.9% on three-point shots (1,114 of 2,936) and 80.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 110.0 points per game (17th in the league) while going 46.7% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Heat are able to force 15.0 turnovers every game while drawing 20.6 fouls. They rank 4th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,908 relinquished for the campaign. The Heat defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 44.7% (3,078 of 6,886) and they concede 41.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They are relinquishing 33.9% on shots from downtown and they rank 4th in the league in PPG allowed (105.6).
In Game 2 the 76ers were able to pull down 29 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 34 for this contest. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while earning 10 steals for the contest. The Heat committed 14 fouls for this game which got the 76ers to the charity stripe for 22 tries. They were able to make 19 of those for a percentage of 86.4%. When it comes to three-point shots, Philadelphia buried 8 of 30 attempts (26.7%). When the final whistle was blown, the 76ers shot 38 for 84 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.2%. The 76ers permitted the Heat to bury 40 of their 78 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 51.3% for the matchup. They went 48.3% from distance by connecting on 14 out of 29 and finished the contest at 25 of 31 from the free throw line (80.6%). In relation to how they rebounded, Philadelphia permitted Miami to grab 36 in all (8 offensive).
Tyrese Maxey was important for the 76ers in this matchup. Maxey tallied 34 points in his 43 minutes on the court and had 1 assist in the game. He converted 12 of 22 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and accumulated 3 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a win-loss record of 51-31 for the year. As an offense, the 76ers are shooting 46.6% from the floor, which is 16th in the NBA. Philadelphia has scored 9,015 points for the year (109.9 per contest) and they collect 42.3 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 23.7 times per contest (21st in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 12.5 times per game. The 76ers are committing 19.4 fouls per game and they connect on 82.1% from the free throw line.
The 76ers defensively are ranked 9th in the NBA in points given up per game with 107.3. They have forced 13.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.8% from the field (15th in basketball). The Philadelphia defense gives up 34.6% on 3-pointers (931 of 2,692) and opponents are knocking down 76.9% of their foul shots. They concede 23.6 dimes and 44.2 boards per contest, which is ranked 7th and 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (+1)
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