Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat Prediction: Can We Bank on Joel Embiid and the 76ers in Game 4?

Handicapper Matt McCuen is back with another best bet for Sunday's second round of the NBA playoffs. He breaks down Game 4 between the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat and gives us his best bet.
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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat Prediction: Can We Bank on Joel Embiid and the 76ers in Game 4?

The Miami Heat will take on the Philadelphia 76ers tonight in a pivotal game four of this seven-game series. The first two games were dominated by Miami, but Philly answered back with a huge game three victory. The Sixers were missing their star player and the NBA scoring champion Joel Embiid in the first two games of the series. Embiid returned on Friday night, and his presence made an immediate impact.

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  • Date: May 8, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: TNT

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Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat Game 4 Prediction

Embiid is the scoring champion, but a lot of people don’t realize how bad this team needs him on the defensive end of the ball. Embiid is one of the best rim protectors in the NBA, and he showed why on Friday night. A lot of people thought there would be a minute restriction on Joel, but it did not seem that way in game one.

Following the game NBA.com wrote an article that led with the line” The Kia MVP Joel Embiid” this has a lot of people talking around the league wondering if he is, in fact, the MVP of the league. He has the vote of Miami star Jimmy Butler who said earlier in the week that Embiid was the league MVP in his eyes.

Butler was really good in game three, keeping the Heat in the game, but his efforts were not enough to steal a win in Philly. Embiid will be a full go tonight, and the Philly crowd will be fired up for the biggest game of their season. The Heat will look to silence the Philly faithful with a big game four win that will give them a 3-1 series lead. 

I am backing the home team tonight in the 76ers.

We rode with them Friday night, and we will ride them again tonight. This is simply a different team with Joel Embiid, so I am putting no stock into the first two games of this series. Philly has traditionally been a better home team, and the atmosphere will be electric tonight.

The way that Philly defended in game three will have to be the way that they defend in tonight’s game. Miami is a team that can go on serious droughts, and Philly will need to take advantage of that. Joel Embiid came out saying he didn’t feel he even played well in game three, which is scary with how good Philly looked.

I think the line is telling us the tale here and Philly holds serve on their home court. This is a different series with the MVP on the court. Let’s get another win tonight! 

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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