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Miami Heat Vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, Head to Head, Betting Odds, Best Picks, Predicted Line-ups, Match Preview – NBA Playoffs 2021-22

Eastern Conference Semifinals will witness 2020 NBA finalist Miami heat take on the 76ers. Here is a look at the matchup.

The biggest challenge for coach Doc Rivers and his Philadelphia 76ers going into the game 1 of the conference finals is how to overcome the scoring void that will be created with Embid out who averaged 30.6 points per game along with 11.7 rebounds and is one of the leading contenders in the race for 2021-22 MVP.

Heat, on the other hand, have been playing hardcore team basketball throughout the season under the leadership of JIMMY BUTLER and finished the season with the best record in the East and easily defeating the Hawks in the first round.

The major concern with the Sixers is the inconsistency on both ends of the floor, Miami will put the effort in every match but as we saw in round 1, the Sixers tend to lose focus and lose games which they can easily take home. Heat on the other hand play hard day in and day out as we have witnessed throughout the regular season and playoffs.

Match Preview Miami Heat

Miami heat is a very well-coached team under Eric Spoelstra, they had a very comfortable series win against the Hawks. Jimmy Butler, once a member of 76ers is a determined man to advance to conference finals with amazing shooters Herro and Robinson by his side. With Kyle Lowry injured, Victor Oladipo will be controlling the tempo of the game and he might be the X factor for the Heat in the series. Bam Adebayo, one of the most versatile centres in today’s NBA, the Heat are the favourite to advance to the next round. The depth of Miami is also a problem for the undermanned 76ers.

Match Preview Philadelphia 76ers

With Joel Embid out, the Sixers need James Harden to step up big time along with Tyrese Maxey to put under Miami defence under pressure and make up for the scoring in absence of Embid. We know that a Doc Rivers team is excellent in defence, the question is can they be good enough offensively? Tobais Harris will also have to take a load of scoring for the Sixers to have a chance against a very good defensive Miami team. 

Match Details

  • Venue: FTX Arena,Miami, Florida
  • Date: May 2nd, Monday,
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET USA

Best Picks

1. Jimmy Butler 

Averaging 21.2 PPG in the regular season, Jimmy is the hardest worker when he is on the court and you can expect him to deliver big time in the conference semifinals as well.

2. Bam Adebayo 

Bam is a double-double centre in the apart from averaging 0.8 blocks per game during the regular season shows his defensive versatility.

3. James Harden 

You can never rule out the scoring and assists of this guy when he is on the court, with Embid out he will have the role to score more and lead the Sixers and dominate the court being the primary ball-handler.

Miami Heat Vs Philadelphia 76ers predicted Starting Line Up:-

Miami Heat:-

1. G.Vincent[PG]

2. M.Strus[SF]

3. B.Adebayo [C]

4. V.Oladipo [SG]

5. P.Tucker [PF]

Philadelphia 76ers:-

1. J.Hardenl [PG]

2. D.Green [SF]

3. P.Reed[C]

4. T.Maxey [SG]

5. T.Harris [PF]

Miami Heat Vs Philadelphia 76ers odds:

Miami is -175 on the money line and Philadelphia is +140. The over/under for the game is set at 208.5 points.

Miami Heat Vs Philadelphia 76ers head to head stats:-

They have played 131 games in total with Miami taking home 67 wins and 76ers winning 64 games.

Miami Heat Vs Philadelphia 76ers Game 1 Prediction :-

Without Joel Embid in the lineup,the 76ers have a tough task facing one of the best defensive teams in the NBA in the Miami Heat.The Heat with all its players healthy and in form will take away game 1 of the series at home.

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