Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat Prediction, 5/10/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+4)
The Miami Heat will try to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers at FTX Arena on Tuesday in Game 5 of their series. Philadelphia opens this game as 4-point underdogs. The total comes in at 210.
The 76ers played the Heat and walked away with a win by a score of 116-108 in Game 4. Philadelphia ended with a 54.4% FG percentage (37 out of 68) and converted 16 out of their 33 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the 76ers converted 26 of 34 attempts for a rate of 76.5%. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 32 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 25 assists for this game while forcing 5 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In regard to defense, Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 46.3% from the field on 38 of 82 shooting. Miami totaled 33 assists and had 24 steals for the contest. Additionally, Miami snagged 28 boards (5 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Miami walked away from this one shooting 89.3% when shooting free throws by burying 25 of their 28 shots. They buried 7 out of their 35 attempts from long range. When discussing fouls, the 76ers ended up with 24 while the Heat recorded 13 fouls.
James Harden is one player who was a factor in the game. Harden finished the game shooting 44.4% from the field and also totaled 9 dimes. He played for 41 mins played and also collected 7 boards. He was able to score 31 points on 8 of 18 shooting.
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Philadelphia comes into this contest with a mark of 51-31 on the year. They are turning it over 12.5 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.4 fouls per contest. As a unit, Philadelphia is collecting 42.3 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,945 assists this year, which has them ranked 21st in the league in terms of passing the ball. The 76ers are shooting 36.4% on shots from downtown (950 of 2,608) and 82.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 109.9 points per game (18th in the NBA) while going 46.6% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the 76ers are forcing 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.4 fouls. They are surrendering 34.6% from 3-point land while they are 9th in the league in opponents points per game (107.3). The 76ers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.8% (3,253 of 7,097) and they relinquish 44.2 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are ranked 7th in the league in giving up assists with 1,932 surrendered this season.
In their Game 4 loss, the Heat earned 28 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 in this matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while recording 9 steals in this matchup. The 76ers were called for 16 fouls in this matchup which took the Heat to the charity stripe for 28 attempts. They were able to knock down 25 of the free throws for a rate of 89.3%. In reference to three-point shots, Miami buried 7 of 35 attempts (20.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Heat went 38 for 82 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.3%. The Heat permitted the 76ers to bury 37 out of 68 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.4% in the game. They finished 48.5% from distance by going 16 of 33 and ended up shooting 26 out of 34 at the charity stripe (76.5%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, Miami allowed Philadelphia to snag 28 overall (4 on the offensive side).
Jimmy Butler pitched in for the Heat in the matchup. Butler had 40 points in his 42 minutes of playing time and had 6 dimes for the matchup. He knocked down 13 of 20 in this game giving him a rate of 65.0%, and accounted for 3 rebounds.
Miami has a record of 53-29 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Heat are connecting on 46.7% from the floor, which is 13th in the NBA. Miami has totaled 9,022 points on the year (110.0 per game) and they grab 43.7 boards per game. They are earning an assist 25.5 times per game (8th in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.6 times per game. The Heat have committed 20.5 fouls per game and they hit 80.8% from the charity stripe.
The Heat on the defensive end are ranked 4th in the league in points per game surrendered with 105.6. They are able to force 15.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.7% from the floor (4th in the league). The Miami defense gives up 33.9% on shots from beyond the arc (1,064 of 3,138) and their opposition makes 77.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 23.3 dimes and 41.7 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 4th and 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+4)
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