76ers vs. Heat Game 5 Prediction
With Joel Embiid back in the fold, the Sixers have tied their best-of-seven series with the Heat at two games apiece. That said, with the series shifting back to Miami for Game 5 on Tuesday night, will the Heat reclaim their series lead with a win and a cover as home favorites?
501 Philadelphia 76ers (+3) vs. Miami Heat (-3); o/u 209.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Venue: FTX Arena, Miami, FL
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Notes
James Harden went 8-of-18 from the floor and 9-of-10 at the stripe for a team-high 31 points in Sunday's Game 4 win over the Heat, to go with seven boards, nine dimes, six treys, one steal and six turnovers in 41 minutes. Coming into tonight’s game, Harden had been shooting just 39.8% from the field over nine playoff games, but he was hot in this one and provided multiple clutch buckets down the stretch to keep Philly on top. Tyrese Maxey also played very well in the win, scoring 18 points on 5-of-10 shooting (6-of-6 FT) to go with three rebounds, four assists and two triples over 42 minutes.
Miami Heat DFS Notes
Jimmy Butler went off for 40 points in Sunday's Game 4 loss to the 76ers, adding three rebounds, six assists, two triples, two steals, two blocks and just one turnover in 42 minutes. Butler could not be stopped tonight, as he finished 13-of-20 from the floor and 12-of-13 at the stripe, but aside from Bam Adebayo, he didn't get much help from the rest of Miami's starters. Bam bounced back from a disappointing Game 3 performance with 21 points (9-of-12 FG, 3-of-3 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 33 minutes, but the end result was still a loss for Miami.
76ers vs. Heat Game 5 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The Sixers are just 1-6-1 against the spread in their last eight games in Miami, are 2-8 against the number in their last 10 road games and are 1-4 TS in their last five games as an underdog. The Heat are also 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games as a home favorite, are 9-3 against the number in their last 12 games as a favorite either home or away and are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: MIAMI HEAT -3