Heat vs 76ers Updated Series Odds – Miami Short Favorite Heading into Game 5
Well, this series is far from a wrap. After two dominant performances in Miami from the Heat, the 76ers were able to return home and square this Heat vs 76ers series back up at 2-2. With Embiid back and the series knotted up, let’s take a look at the Heat vs 76ers updated series odds.
A lot of the credit goes to Joel Embiid, as the Sixers were getting killed on the glass on route to an early 2-0 series lead for Miami. The Heat were massive favorites to advance when the news of Embiid’s absence came to light before the series. You could find Miami as short as -390 favorites on Caesars Sportsbook and Philadelphia out to +270.
Heat vs 76ers Series Odds
|Team||To Win Series||Date|
Tuesday, May 9th, 2022
Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook
Even though the odds to win the series are relatively tight, BetMGM Ontario is listing the 76ers as pretty significant longshots to win the NBA Championship. Philadelphia is +1400 to cut down the nets, while the Heat are a modest +600 to win it all.
Neither team has been able to win on the road, if this trend continues then this series will go the distance. The Heat have home court advantage in a potential game 7, Miami to win the series 4-3 is at +200 odds at BetMGM Sportsbook.
76ers Underdogs in Game 5 Odds
Perhaps Joel Embiid provided a mental edge that the team needed to get them competitive in this series. But in reality it’s been their guards, more specifically James Harden and Tyrese Maxey that have stepped up. Maxey went 5/6 from 3-pt in a game 2 win and Harden put up 31 points on 60% shooting from 3-pt in game 4.
76ers vs Heat Game 5 Odds
|Miami Heat||-160||-3 (-110)||O 209.5 (-110)|
|Philadelphia 76ers||140||3 (-110)||U 209.5 (-110)|
Game 5 odds are courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook
Even with this momentum, Miami is listed at 3-point favorites at home in the Heat vs 76ers game 5 odds. There is good reason to expect the Heat to bounce back in a big way. In the last two games in Philadelphia, Miami is a shooting a horrendous 28.9% on wide open shot attempts (6+ feet from defender) and 30.6% on open shot attempts (4-6 feet from defender).
You can’t anticipate this to continue, the Heat ranked 4th in the NBA in open and wide open shooting percentage during the regular season. New York online sports betting markets list the total at 209.5, the over may be a worthwhile play for New York sports bettors considering the likelihood of positive regression coming for Miami.
Game 5 tips off at 7:30pm EST on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
BetMGM Sportsbook Offering Best Odds on Miami to Win Series
If you like the Heat to win this series, you can find the best odds at BetMGM Sportsbook. Where Heat vs 76ers series odds favor Miami at a shorter -140. There is plenty of value here considering that the home team has won 6 of 7 in this season series. This is a much improved price from the pre-series odds and it’s a 2-2 tie with Miami holding home court advantage.
Jimmy Butler has scored 30+ points in consecutive playoff games for the first time in his career.
Butler is the 3rd different Heat player with consecutive 30-point playoff games, joining Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/C93Y2ywwQO
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 9, 2022
The Heat have the same type of positional versatility that the Raptors have but they also have an elite defender in the middle with Bam Adebayo. This has benefited them greatly on both the offensive and defensive side of the floor. They’ve won the second chance points battle in every single game of this series.
Don’t let a few off nights keep you from backing the more complete team in this series, especially when you’re getting them at an excellent price.
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