Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers prediction and betting tips (May 10)
The 76ers made the series more exciting after drawing level terms with Miami as they won both their home games to take the series back to the FTX Arena in game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
James Harden (76ers) showed up big in game 4, dropping a team-high 31 points
James Harden (76ers) showed up big in game 4, dropping a team-high 31 points

The Philadelphia 76ers came back from 2-0 down after losing both games in the FTX Arena to win both games at home and take the series to 2-2. The Miami Heat who finished as the number 1 seed in the Eastern Conference is currently struggling against the 4th seed Philadelphia 76ers. The healthy 76ers will be heading to the FTX Arena in game 5 where both teams are starting on a clean slate looking to grasp a much-needed win that’d most likely decide the fate of the series.

The match starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, 10 May 2022. The game time by GMT is 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10. The match venue is FTX Arena, Miami, FL.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers (May 10) game are available in this article. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups are previewed below.

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers latest odds on betting sites

The Miami Heat money line odds are priced at 1.63 (-158 American; 50/79 Fractional), while the Philadelphia 76ers money line odds are priced at 2.40 (+140; 7/5). This equals approximate probabilities of 60% against 40% respectively.

Over/Under:

  • Over 209.5 points — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Under 209.5 points — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)

Spread:

  • Miami Heat -3.0: 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Philadelphia 76ers +3.0: 1.91 (-110; 10/11)

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers match preview and statistics

The Heat team has been struggling since the return of Joel Embiid to the 76ers’ starting lineup. Their shooting woes continue but Jimmy Butler remains to stand out for the Heat dropping a game-high 40 points on a highly efficient 13 of 20 from the field and 6 assists.

Bam Adebayo added 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists while Tyler Herro from the bench followed with an 11 points, 10 rebounds double-double.

Victor Oladipo, also from the bench, dropped 15 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals while Kyle Lowry scored 6 points, and got 7 assists and 2 steals.

Team statistics: 38/82 (46.3%) field goals, 7/35 (20.0%) 3 pointers, 25/28 (89.3%) free throws, 24 assists, 33 total rebounds, 5 blocks, 9 steals, 13 turnovers, 26 fouls.

Miami Heat news: Kyle Lowry and Dewayne Dedmon are listed as questionable for the game.

The 76ers upon Joel Embiid’s return to their lineup have cruised past the Heat twice at home and dominated the paint as well. Vintage James Harden showed up in game 4 and dropped a team-high 31 points on 6 of 10 shooting from long range, and added 7 rebounds and 9 assists.

Joel Embiid dropped a 24 points, 11 rebounds double-double in his second game in this series while Tyrese Maxey scored 18 points with 3 rebounds and 4 assists.

Tobias Harris scored 13 points and got 2 steals while Danny Green who was 3 of 4 from the 3-point line dropped 11 points to complete the 76ers comeback in the series.

Team statistics: 37/68 (54.4%) field goals, 16/33 (48.5%) 3 pointers, 26/34 (76.5%) free throws, 25 assists, 32 total rebounds, 5 steals, 2 blocks, 16 turnovers, 24 fouls.

Philadelphia 76ers news: Isiah Joe is listed as questionable for the game

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers H2H

The last time they met in the playoffs was in the first round of the 2018 playoffs and the 76ers won the series 4-1. The series is at a stalemate 2-2.

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers lineups and key players

Miami Heat projected starting lineup:

  • Point guard: Kyle Lowry
  • Shooting guard: Max Strus
  • Small forward: Jimmy Butler
  • Power forward: P.J Tucker
  • Center: Bam Adebayo

Jimmy Butler is the key player to watch out for. He dropped a team-high 40 points in game 4 and he’s been spectacular in the series for the 76ers averaging 27.5 points on 52.1% shooting in the four games played. Although he can’t win the game alone, the Heat’s getting back in this series will be highly dependent on him.

Philadelphia 76ers projected starting lineup:

  • Point guard: James Harden
  • Shooting guard: Tyrese Maxey
  • Small forward: Danny Green
  • Power forward: Tobias Harris
  • Center: Joel Embiid

James Harden is the key player to watch out for. He finally showed up big for the 76ers in game 4 and dropped a team-high 31 points, and he displayed a glimpse of the Houston Rocket James Harden. If the 76ers are going to close out this series, James Harden will be the deciding factor and they will need him to explode offensively like his days in Houston.

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers predictions and betting tips

The Miami Heat in this series have been unable to figure out the 76ers with Joel Embiid on the floor, the Heat have been poor from long range, shooting only 14 of 65 in the two games played in the Wells Fargo Center. With the Heat perimeter shooters struggling to get it going, Jimmy Butler seems to be the only player exploding for the Heat even when they are playing away from home, he averaged about 37 points in the two games played away from home, If the Heat team will have any chance at advancing past the second round, the supporting cast around Jimmy Butler must rise to the occasion and deliver big.

The 76ers have flourished playing at home, the test they face is winning at the FTX Arena, Joel Embiid’s presence, and taking double teams have freed players like James Harden up, enabling them to play under less pressure and deliver big. If James Harden can replicate his game 4 performance in game 6, and Kyle Lowry’s availability to play for the Heat in game 5 is still in doubt, the 76ers are poised to win. Predictions for this game are the Philadelphia 76ers to win and over 209.5 points.

Betting prediction: Philadelphia 76ers to win

Odds: 2.40 (+140 American; 7/5 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 209.5 points

Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)

Basketball NBA . Playoffs Round 2. Game 5
Miami Heat — Philadelphia 76ers
Not settled
Over 209.5 points
1.91
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