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Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Bet Builder Tips: Tuesday, May 10th

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Bet Builder Tips: Tuesday, May 10th
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The Miami Heat host the Philadelphia 76ers for Game 5 on Tuesday night. Tipping off at 00:30 (UK time), Miami is looking to defend homecourt after losing both road games. The return of Joel Embiid has turned this series on its head.

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  • Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Analysis
  • Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Bet Builder Tips

Embiid is playing through an orbital fracture and an injured thumb. He’s still a dominant force at both ends of the floor. His presence has made offence and defence more difficult for the Heat, who have their own injury concerns ahead of Game 5.

Kyle Lowry remains on the injury report and he’s not looked like himself in the last two games. P.J. Tucker, Dewayne Dedmon, Tyler Herro, Max Strus, Gabe Vincent and Caleb Martin are all listed as day-to-day. Most of that group are still expected to play, though there’s greater uncertainty over Dedmon as he recovers from an illness. Dedmon’s presence would be useful off the bench as another big body to throw at Embiid.

Miami is favoured by 4.5 for this one despite losing both games since Embiid’s comeback. Philadelphia is 6-2 in this postseason when the All-NBA centre is available, and he dropped 24 points on 13 shots in Game 4.

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The Sixers are a good bet to cover. The 4.5 spread is a decent wager, but we’re going for an alternate line of 7.5 as a bit of extra insurance. It would be a surprise to see the Sixers lose heavily as they did in the first two games – Miami’s offence hasn’t been able to get anywhere near as many good shots with Embiid on the court, and DeAndre Jordan has been taken out of the rotation after posting a -22 and a -9.

Philly missed a lot of good looks in the first two games. It was a couple of nightmare shooting performances according to Shot Quality data, and they bounced back in a big way at home, draining just shy of half of their threes.

Danny Green had a big role to play in the uptick in shooting, hitting 10 threes over the two home games. The former Laker is getting even more open looks with Embiid attracting so much defensive attention. We like the value on Green to hit over 2.5 threes on Tuesday night.

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Bet Builder Tips

  • 76ers +7.5
  • Danny Green over 2.5 threes
  • Jimmy Butler over 32.5 points
  • Tyrese Maxey over 3.5 assists

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With Lowry hobbled and Bam Adebayo’s effectiveness limited by the presence of Embiid, Jimmy Butler has to take on an even bigger scoring role. Butler scored 73 points over the two games in Philadelphia, taking over 40 shots and reaching double figures in free throw attempts in both games.

With so much on the line, Butler’s points line of 25.5 seems low. We’re going to push it and look at the higher line of 32.5, a mark he’s passed in each of the last two.

To wrap this one up, we’re going with Tyrese Maxey’s assists over. The line is set at 3.5, which he passed in each of the last two.

He’s going to have time to run the offence alongside Embiid when Harden rests, and he’s got good chemistry with the Cameroonian big man. An underrated passer, Maxey can find Embiid inside for some easy buckets and should get a couple of dimes from swinging it to open three-point shooters. 

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