Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 5/8/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+3)
The Philadelphia 76ers are hosting the Miami Heat at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday in Game 4 of their series. Miami leads 2-1. Philadelphia opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 206.5.
The Heat took the court against the 76ers and went home with a loss by a final score of 99-79 in Game 3. Concerning personal fouls, the Heat finished with 22 and the 76ers totaled 18 personal fouls. They also made 16 out of their 33 tries from beyond the perimeter. Philadelphia finished shooting 86.4% from the charity stripe by burying 19 of their 22 shots. On top of that, Philadelphia grabbed 36 rebounds (8 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 1 block. Philadelphia recorded 44 dimes and had 22 steals for this contest. When it comes to the defense, Miami allowed 47.8% from the field on 32 of 67 shooting. They also doled out 14 assists in the matchup while creating 3 turnovers and earning 11 steals. Pertaining to hauling in boards, they earned 35 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Heat made 18 of their 24 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. Miami finished the contest having earned a 35.1% FG percentage (27 of 77) and converted 7 out of their 30 3-point shots.
Jimmy Butler is a guy who was a factor in this game. Butler ended up shooting 54.5% from the floor and also recorded 2 dimes. He saw the court for 38 mins and also pulled down 9 rebounds. He had 33 points on 12 of 22 shooting.
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Miami will play this contest with a record of 53-29 on the year. They turn it over 14.6 times per contest and as a squad are committing 20.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Miami is collecting 43.7 boards per game and is sitting with 2,090 assists for the campaign, which ranks 8th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Heat are hitting 37.9% on three-point attempts (1,114 of 2,936) and 80.8% from the free throw line. They average 110.0 points per game (17th in the league) while hitting 46.7% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Heat have forced 15.0 turnovers every game while drawing 20.6 fouls. They are relinquishing 33.9% on 3-pointers and they are 4th in the league in PPG allowed (105.6). The Heat defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 44.7% (3,078 of 6,886) and they concede 41.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 4th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,908 relinquished this year.
In their Game 3 loss, the 76ers recorded 36 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 in this matchup. They also turned the ball over 18 times, while earning 6 steals for this game. The Heat earned 11 fouls in this game which got the 76ers to the charity stripe for a total of 22 shots. They were able to bury 19 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 86.4%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Philadelphia converted 16 of 33 attempts (48.5%). When the final whistle blew, the 76ers finished shooting 32 for 67 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.8%. The 76ers allowed the Heat to knock down 27 of 77 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 35.1% for this game. They finished 23.3% from 3-point land by shooting 7 out of 30 and ended up going 18 out of 24 from the free throw line (75.0%). In reference to team rebounding, Philadelphia allowed Miami to pull down 25 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Tyrese Maxey was important for the 76ers in this contest. He made 7 of 11 for the contest giving him a rate of 63.6%, and accounted for 2 rebounds. Maxey totaled 21 points in his 39 mins on the hardwood and earned 6 dimes for the matchup.
Philadelphia has a record of 51-31 on the season. The 76ers have committed 19.4 personal fouls every game and they shoot 82.1% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.7 times per game (21st in the league) and they are giving up possession 12.5 times per game. Philadelphia has accounted for 9,015 pts so far this year (109.9 per game) and they collect 42.3 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the 76ers are hitting on 46.6% from the field, which ranks 16th in basketball.
The 76ers on the defensive side of the court are 9th in basketball in PPG allowed with 107.3. They are able to force 13.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.8% from the floor (15th in the league). The Philadelphia defense allows 34.6% on shots from 3-point land (931 of 2,692) and opponents are connecting on 76.9% of their free throw shots. They give up 23.6 assists and 44.2 boards every game, which is 7th and 17th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-3)
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