Heat vs. 76ers Game 3 Prediction

Heat vs. 76ers Game 3, 5/6/22 NBA Playoffs Betting Predictions

The playing status of Joel Embiid remains in up in the air ahead of Game 3 of the NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals between the Heat and 76ers at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Game Snapshot

549 Miami Heat (-3) at 550 Philadelphia 76ers (+3); o/u 210

7:00 p.m. ET, Friday, May 6, 2022

Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

TV: ESPN

Miami Heat DFS Notes

Bam Adebayo put up 23 points (7-of-11 FGs, 9-of-11 FTs) with nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover in Wednesday’s 119-103 Game 2 win over Philly. Bam, who was coming off a 24/12/4 line in Game 1, has shown up in a big way this series after an underwhelming first round vs. the Hawks. "Both ends of the court. His relentlessness, that effort," Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said of what he’s seen from his big man. Bam has had it easy so far against the likes of DeAndre Jordan and Paul Reed, but it sounds like the 76ers could potentially get Joel Embiid back in time for Game 3 to make things much more interesting.

Philadelphia 76ers DFS Notes

While Joel Embiid (face) is still being listed as "out" for Friday's Game 3 matchup with the Heat, there is some hope that his status could change before tip-off. According to John Clark of NBC Sports, Embiid continues to make solid progress in his recovery from the orbital fracture, and he "really, really wants to play," so we're going to upgrade him to "doubtful" on our injury report. He'll likely be a game-time call tomorrow night, but we should get another update after shootaround. Stay tuned.

Heat vs. 76ers Game 3 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction

The Heat are 8-3-1 against the spread in their last 12 games versus the 76ers, are 42-20 against the number in their last 62 playoff games as a favorite and are 9-3 at the betting window in their last 12 games as favorite. Miami is also 11-3-1 against the spread in its last 15 road games, while the 76ers are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall and are 1-5 ATS in their last six conference semifinals games.

NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: MIAMI HEAT -3

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