Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat Prediction, 3/5/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Miami Heat (42-22) host the Philadelphia 76ers (38-23) at FTX Arena on Saturday.
The 76ers played the Knicks and went home with a win by a final score of 123-108 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the 76ers ended up with 25 while the Knicks finished the game with 7 personal fouls. They also knocked down 8 of their 28 shots from 3-point land. New York shot 68.8% at the charity stripe by knocking down 22 of 32 attempts. Furthermore, New York collected 30 rebounds (10 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 8 blocked shots. New York distributed 40 dimes and had 20 steals in this game. Concerning defense, Philadelphia allowed 42.9% from the floor on 39 out of 91 shooting. They also doled out 24 dimes in the game in addition to creating 3 turnovers and getting 2 steals. In the matter of hauling in boards, they compiled 43 with 5 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the 76ers made 28 of their 33 attempts for a rate of 84.8%. Philadelphia wrapped up the contest with a 52.0% FG percentage (39 out of 75) and made 17 of their 36 shots from beyond the arc.
James Harden is one guy who came through for the game. He walked away with 26 points on 8 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins and also snagged 9 rebounds. Harden walked away from this one shooting 61.5% from the field and also totaled 9 dimes.
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Philadelphia enters this one with a mark of 38-23 for the campaign. They have an average of 108.5 points per contest (20th in basketball) while shooting 46.4% from the floor. The 76ers are hitting 35.9% on shots from downtown (678 of 1,890) and 81.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Philadelphia is collecting 42.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,417 dimes for the year, which ranks 25th in basketball in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 12.4 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.4 personal fouls per game.
When they are on the defensive end, the 76ers have forced 13.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.3 personal fouls. They are conceding 33.7% on shots from distance while they are 7th in the NBA in PPG allowed (106.0). The 76ers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.0% (2,390 of 5,308) and they concede 45.0 boards per contest as a team. They are ranked 3rd in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,406 surrendered for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Heat got the victory with a final of 113-107 when they played the Nets. When discussing how they attacked the glass, Miami allowed Brooklyn to collect 23 overall (7 offensive). They finished shooting 38.7% from downtown by hitting 12 of 31 and ended up going 17 out of 22 from the free throw line (77.3%). The Heat permitted the Nets to convert 39 of their 83 attempts from the field which left them shooting 47.0% in this game. In all, the Heat went 40 out of 77 from the field which had them sitting at 51.9%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Miami made 10 of 30 attempts (33.3%). They were able to knock down 23 of them for a clip of 82.1%. The Nets committed 13 personal fouls for the game which got the Heat to the charity stripe for 28 shots. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 8 steals in the matchup. The Heat earned 30 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 35 for this contest.
Bam Adebayo was important for the Heat for the contest. He converted 12 of 15 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 80.0%, and totaled 11 rebounds. Adebayo tallied 30 points in his 33 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 6 dimes in the game.
Miami has a win-loss record of 42-22 for the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Heat are hitting on 46.3% from the floor, which ranks them 13th in basketball. Miami has scored 7,018 points on the season (109.7 per contest) and they average 44.4 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.8 times per contest (6th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.7 times per game. The Heat commit 20.7 fouls per game and they shoot 80.7% from the charity stripe.
The Heat are ranked 5th in basketball in points given up per game with 105.0. They have forced 15.4 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.5% from the field (5th in the league). The Miami defense gives up 34.5% on shots from 3-point land (845 of 2,451) and their opponents are making 77.0% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 23.3 dimes and 41.7 rebounds per game, which is ranked 6th and 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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