Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Tips, Prediction & Odds
The Miami Heat had a routine win in Game 1 of the series against the Philadelphia 76ers and the visitors will have to step their game up in order to tie the score when the two teams meet again at the FTX Arena in Miami, FL on May 4, 2022.
- Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers
- NBA – Eastern Conference Playoffs
- Date – 4/5/2022
- Starting time – 7.30 PM ET
- Venue: FTX Arena, Miami, FL,
Miami Heat Stats & Form
The Miami Heat finished the regular season on top of the Eastern Conference and have started the postseason with a routing 106-92 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
This was another routine win for the Heat as they played hard enough just to defeat the opponent with keeping the top players fresh for Game 2. The Heat shot quite well from the field, making 43.5% of their field goals attempts and missing only one of 18 free throw attempts.
Tyler Herro led the way for the Heat scoring 25 points in 29 minutes off the bench. The third-year guard shot 9-of-17 from the field including 4-of-6 from the three point territory and added 7 assists. Center Bam Adebayo was also brilliant with 24 points and 12 rebounds while Jimmy Butler had 15 points and 9 rebounds.
Miami Heat News
Duncan Robinson missed Game 1 of the series against the Sixers but will be ready to play in Game 2.
Philadelphia 76ers Stats & Form
The Philadelphia 76ers finished fourth in the Eastern Conference regular season mostly because of Joel Embiid.
The center finished the season as the NBA’s leading scorer and a finalist in the MVP race but the Playoffs didn’t start well for him. First he suffered a thumb injury that requires surgery but he decided to play through it. Then, in Game 6 of the series against the Toronto Raptors, Embiid suffered a right orbital fracture and mild concussion which kept him away from the court from Game 1 against Miami. There is still no timetable for Embiid’s return but what is certain is that he will miss Game 2 of the series.
Game 1 showed that the Sixers are simply not the same team without Embiid. They have DeAndre Jordan as a backup who is simply only a rebounder and shot blocker and cannot score unless somebody throws him an alley-oop pass.
Tobias Harris tried to take over the teams’ scoring 27 points but former MVP James Harden had only 16 for the Sixers.
Philadelphia 76ers News
Joel Embiid will miss Game 2 of the series against the Heat and there is still no timetable for his return.
Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Head-to-Head Stats
The Miami Heat have won 6 of the last 10 games against the Miami Heat including Game 1 by 106-92.
Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Odds
The Miami Heat are huge favorites to win Game 2 with the odds set at -500, while Philadelphia 76ers are at 354.
The total point margin is set at 206.5 with both ways at -110.
The Miami Heat took advantage of Joel Embiid’s absence and dominated both ends of the floor in the 106-92 Game 1 win over Philadelphia. Things will not look much different in Game 2 since the Heat know how to control the pace against any team in the league and they have so many offensive weapons that whoever gets hot on a given night, the Heat are able to feed him the ball and that usually ends up with a win for them. James Harden will probably step up for the Sixers which will be a problem to a certain point but Jimmy Butler and the rest of the Sixers roster will take care of Harden and the Heat will win by at least 7 points.
Expert betting tip: Miami Heat -6.5 (-164 by 22bet)