An intriguing Eastern Conference Semifinals series is set to begin tonight when the Philadelphia 76ers travel to the Sunshine State to face the Miami Heat. Each team possesses plenty of depth and both have their sights set on winning an NBA title this season. Unfortunately, injuries are going to play a massive impact not only in tonight’s Game 1 but throughout the entire series. Several key 76ers vs Heat stats will have to be adjusted to account for these injuries when formulating a prediction.
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NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs Second Round — Game 1
(4) Philadelphia 76ers (51-31, 27-14 Away) vs. (1) Miami Heat (53-29, 29-12 Home)
Date: Monday, May 2, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: FTX Arena — Miami, FL
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Philadelphia 76ers Injury Report
Out: Joel Embiid (orbital)
Miami Heat Injury Report
Out: Kyle Lowry (hamstring)
Questionable: Jimmy Butler (knee); Tyler Herro (illness); Max Strus (hamstring); P.J. Tucker (calf); Caleb Martin (ankle); Markieff Morris (illness)
76ers vs Heat Odds
Moneyline: PHI: (+260) | MIA: (-350)
Point Spread: PHI: +7.5 (-110) | MIA: -7.5 (-110)
Total: 208.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
76ers vs Heat Stats
The game total has gone UNDER in each of the 76ers’ last four games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a straight up win of 10 points or more.
The game total has gone UNDER in each of the Heat’s last five games.
Road teams have won seven of the last nine 76ers vs Heat head-to-head matchups.
76ers have averaged 110.0 points per game (PPG) this season (T-No. 17 in NBA).
Heat have averaged 110.0 PPG this season (T-No. 17 in NBA).
76ers have allowed 107.0 PPG this season (No. 7 in NBA).
Heat have allowed 105.1 PPG this season (No. 3 in NBA).
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76ers vs Heat Prediction
It goes without saying that no injury looms larger coming into this series than that of 76ers star Joel Embiid. The MVP finalist was already set to have surgery on a torn thumb ligament at the end of the season. Now, there is a real possibility that he may not play again this postseason thanks to a completely separate orbital bone fracture. Embiid may have scored 33 points in the Sixers’ series-clinching win over Toronto, but suffering a facial injury in the process could very well doom Philly’s championship aspirations.
Then, there’s the Heat side of things. Virtually all significant players on the Miami depth chart carry no less than a questionable designation heading into Game 1. The 76ers vs Heat injury report includes Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro and Max Strus. So far, only point guard Kyle Lowry has officially been ruled out for Miami. It will be interesting to see how much if any, oddsmakers adjust the Game 1 lines should other impact players be declared out for tonight’s series-opener.
Assuming all Heat players designated as “questionable” are able to go tonight, one has to give Miami a decisive edge in this matchup. After all, the Heat have already proven this postseason that they can win without two of their top guns in Butler and Lowry. Victor Oladipo and Bam Adebayo carried the Heat to a series-clinching win over Atlanta in Game 5 despite the two key absences. In Oladipo, the Heat truly have an X-factor. He barely played during the regular season but is now fully healthy when it matters most. Along with several unheralded role players, Miami truly has the depth befitting of a championship team. If Embiid fails to return soon, this could be a quick series.
76ers vs Heat Prediction: Heat 106, 76ers 91
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