How to Bet Heat at 76ers NBA Odds & Game 5 Info
Not too long ago, the Philadelphia 76ers were a laughingstock in the NBA. Now? Looks like a rising powerhouse and the Sixers can advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a victory as a double-digit NBA odds favorite on Tuesday night at home vs. Miami.
How to Bet Heat at 76ers NBA Odds & Game 5 Info
When: Tuesday, 8 PM ET
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Radio: 790 AM (Miami) / 97.5 FM (Philadelphia)
NBA Odds: 76ers -10 (211)
Why Bet on Miami?
Well, the Heat did win in Philly in Game 2 to end the 76ers’ 17-game overall winning streak. However, the Heat were swept at home over the weekend. It was 106-102 on Saturday.
Hassan Whiteside scored 13 points with 13 rebounds and one block in 26 minutes. Whiteside did get late minutes in this game because of how Kelly Olynyk couldn’t get into a rhythm due to foul trouble. He hadn’t been playing late in games. Dwyane Wade scored 25 points with three rebounds, one assist, three steals and two turnovers in 26 minutes. He kept the Heat in the game with 12 points in the final frame, but he did miss a costly free throw with 17.6 seconds left.
Josh Richardson set a playoff franchise record with seven steals against the 76ers on Saturday, adding 10 points, five rebounds, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes. He did suffer a left shoulder contusion in the second quarter, but he started the third quarter and looked fine.
Richardson is questionable for Game 5. The Heat called his injury a contusion on Sunday, but now they’ve changed it to a sprain. Richardson previously said that he was planning to play. The Heat absolutely need Richardson out there as an option to defend Ben Simmons and he’s also been an effective ball-handler.
How Well Have They Played in the Playoffs?
The Heat have posted an 8-2 record in their last 10 elimination games, the best record by any team’s last 10 games when facing elimination. Additionally, Erik Spoelstra has posted a 10-5 (.667) record when facing elimination since he became head coach, the best such record in the NBA over that span.
Miami looks to become the 12th team in NBA history to come back from a 3-1 series deficit. The Heat are one of the 11 teams to do so when they came back down 3-1 against the Knicks in the 1997 NBA Playoffs to win three-straight games to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Miami has scored 200 points off the bench so far through four games in their current series against the 76ers, that is already the most for any series, regardless on the number of games, in Heat postseason history
Why Bet on Philadelphia?
At the 6:10 mark of the third quarter on Saturday, Philadelphia trailed Miami, 76-64. It thus became the first time 76ers have won a road playoff game when trailing by 12 or more points since April 19, 2009 against Orlando. The 76ers trailed the Magic during that game by 18.
Rookie Ben Simmons was sensational in Game 4 in becoming the first rookie since Magic Johnson with a playoff triple-double. He had 17 points with 13 rebounds, 10 assists, four steals and seven turnovers in 39 minutes. He played the entire second half because coach Brett Brown seems to have lost faith in T.J. McConnell and Markelle Fultz. Simmons is just the fifth rookie to post a playoff triple-double overall.
What About Embiid?
Joel Embiid made 2-of-11 from the field and 10-of-13 from the line for 14 points against the Heat in a Game 4 win on Saturday, adding 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal, five blocks and eight turnovers. Embiid clearly doesn’t like playing with his mask and that may be part of the reason he struggled. He tried to sneak out on the court for an offensive position to play without the mask and was fouled on a shot just seconds later, but coach Brett Brown was furious and forced Embiid to put the mask back on. Embiid did become the first 76er with five blocks in a playoff game since Dikembe Mutombo, and he’s the first 76er with 10 free throw makes in consecutive games since Allen Iverson in 2003.
J.J. Redick poured in a team-high 24 points, recorded three assists, stole the ball three times and grabbed one rebound in 34 minutes. It was Redick’s 42nd game of his playoff career in which he shot 100 percent from the free-throw line. The 42 such games are fifth-most among active players, behind only Manu Ginobili, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker and Dwyane Wade.
Robert Covington scored 10 points (3-5 FG, 2-3 3FG, 2-2 FT), had six rebounds, contributed two assists and stole the ball once in 27 minutes of play. The forward has made at least one three-pointer in 22 consecutive games, dating back to March 11 of the regular season. His streak is tied with Toronto’s Kyle Lowry for the longest in the NBA during that span.
Latest NBA Odds Trends
- Miami is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
- Miami is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of Miami’s last 14 games on the road
- Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Philadelphia is 19-1 SU in its last 20 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games
Expert NBA Betting Prediction
The 76ers will close out this series, but that’s too many points to give a desperate Heat squad. Take them in the NBA odds.