Expect a big fightback from the 76ers (57-36) as they try to save their season when they host the Miami Heat (60-32) in Game 6 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Thursday. In today’s game, the 76ers are tagged as 2.5-point favorites against the Heat. See more predictions in the Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers odds and picks in FBR’s NBA Predictions series.
BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Heat +2.5 (-110)
- 76ers vs Heat Over/Under: 207 points
The Heat (52-39-1 ATS) are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games and 12-5 ATS, but they are just 1-4 ATS in their last five matches on the road. The total has gone UNDER in nine of Miami’s last 12 outings against an opponent in the Eastern Conference, even as the Heat were 3-6 SU in their last nine contests played in May.
The 76ers (44-48-1 ATS) went 2-5 ATS in their last six matches played in May but are 7-1 SU in their last eight at home, even as the total has gone UNDER in seven of Philadelphia’s last 10 outings against Miami. Philadelphia dropped Game 5, 85-120, making Game 6 a must-win for them to extend the series back to Miami for a Game 7.
Miami managed to bounce back from back-to-back losses on the road to claim Game 5 and take a 3-2 lead in their series. Jimmy Butler, who averages 21.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game, is expected to lead the Heat charge along with top reserve Tyler Herro (20.7 ppg), and Bam Adebayo (19.1 ppg, 10.1 rpg) while Kyle Lowry (13.4 ppg, 7.5 apg) is nursing an injury as Miami needs to work harder to close out the series.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 109 Philadelphia 76ers – 101 Miami Heat
- Over/Under — OVER 207 points
A look at last time’s predictions:
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 40 points and 11 rebounds, Jrue Holiday scored 24 points along with eight boards and eight assists, while Bobby Portis scored on a crucial tip-in with 15 seconds left to carry the Milwaukee Bucks past the Boston Celtics, 110-107, and take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.
Jaren Jackson Jr, Desmond Bane, and Tyus Jones scored 21 points each and the Memphis Grizzlies fended off elimination with a 134-95 rout of the Golden State Warriors to cut the Dubs’ lead 3-2 in their Western Conference semifinals series.
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