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2022 Playoffs – Second Round Series NBA Betting: Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers – Game 6

At the onset of their series with Miami, Philadelphia was given no chance for success.  Joel Embiid was thought to be out of the lineup for the 76ers.  But Embiid has returned to the hardwood.  And with the NBA’s top center back in the fold, the Sixers have regained NBA betting activity.  By contrast, Miami hasn’t responded well to Embiid’s return.  They look like a team that was caught off guard.  The Heat and 76ers are in a battle for survival.  They are in the midst of one of the most intense and physical series of the postseason.

2022 Playoffs – Second Round Series

NBA Betting: Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers – Game 6

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022,
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV Coverage: ESPN

Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Heat +2½ ( -110 ) 207 ( -110 ) +120
76ers -2½ ( -110 ) 207 ( -110 ) -140
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CashBet Wagering Analysis – Where is the Value?

On the whole, many gamblers have been caught off guard in this sportsbook matchup.  These bettors have been chasing their tails with reactionary bets.  Embiid’s return to the lineup threw a lot of handicappers off guard.  In a similar way, the Heat did not respond well to Embiid coming back either.

Now comes the potential of betting on NBA overreaction on the 76ers.  Philadelphia will be at home with a nasty sellout crowd on their side.  This factor could drive too much action on the 76ers, forcing oddsmakers to adjust.  Miami is going to draw contrarian and bargain-hunting bettors.  Cause by these folks believes that there will be too much casual money on the Sixers.  To some gamblers, Philadelphia seems like too obvious of a choice.

Heat Cools of at Cashier’s Cage

Late in Miami has cooled off with just three payouts in their most recent seven games.  Only two of the Heat’s previous nine games went over the basketball betting total.

Butler Carries the Order for Miami

So far, Jimmy Butler leads Miami with 29 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest.  Of major concern is the lack of support for Butler.  Bam Adebayo is the Heat’s second-leading scorer with 15.4 points and 7.9 rebounds per contest.

Philadelphia Gets in the Black with Embiid

Philadelphia has gotten the money in six of their ten NBA gambling playoff matchups.  Only three of their previous nine playoff games went over the total.

Embiid Thrives as Harden Lacks Consistency

Despite missing two games, Joel Embiid leads Philadelphia with 24.9 points and 11.3 rebounds per contest.  Embiid has scored 20 or more points in six of his last seven games.  Additionally, he totaled ten or more rebounds in seven of his eight playoff games.  Former NBA scoring king James Harden is averaging just 19.8 points per playoff game.

Heat at 76ers By the Angles 

Specifically, the Heat are 65% against the pro basketball betting odds as an away dog.  The Heat have gone over in 65% of their games when getting points on the road.  Philadelphia is just 47% vs. the line as a home favorite.  Also, the 76ers are 57% under the total laying points at Wells Fargo Center.

Philadelphia has gotten the cash in four of its most recent seven games with Miami.  Six of the previous nine games in this series went under the total.  Miami has covered only one of its last five games at Wells Fargo Center.  While at Philadelphia, the Heat and 76ers have gone over the total in five of their most recent seven games.

Heat at 76ers CashBet Free Picks

In the first place, the Heat and 76ers were top-8 defensive teams this season.  As mentioned earlier, Miami and Philadelphia have been trending under the total in nearly all their games.  That pattern should continue on Thursday in what figures to be a tight contest.  As was previously noted, the Heat struggle to get the money at Philadelphia.  The 76ers have claimed the mental sharpness with Embiid back.

Heat at 76ers CashBet Best Bet: 

Philadelphia 76ers and under the total


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