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Handicapper Matt McCuen is here with his best NBA bet for the second round of the NBA playoffs on Thursday night. He breaks down Game 6 between the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat and gives us his best bet.
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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat Prediction: Can Joel Embiid and the 76ers Force a Game 7?

76ers vs Heat Game 6 Start Time and Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: May 12, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: ESPN

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Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for Thursday's game are between the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers.

76ers vs. Heat Game 6 Line Movement

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat Prediction

The Miami Heat vs. the Philadelphia 76ers will take place from the city of brotherly love on Thursday night in a win or go home for the 76ers. This has been a great series so far and a series that has been controlled by the home teams.

The Heat won games one, and two with ease as 76ers star Joel Embiid was out injured. Embiid returned for games three and four, and Philly won those games on their home court. Game five was a blowout in favor of the Heat, and now here we are for game six.

The 76ers just came out flat in game six, and no one in the lineup could get going. Joel Embiid was limited to just six first-half points but did come alive in the third quarter. The Heat were led by another great effort from Jimmy Butler, and their bench was much better in game five. Tyler Herro hit some big shots, as well as sharpshooter Max Strus.

The 76ers know their season is on the line in front of the Philly faithful tonight. They will need their role players to step up behind Joel Embiid and James Harden. The 76ers have been stuck in the second round now for some time, so they want to flip the script this season. They will need to play a game similar to the ones they played in games three and four if they want to shift this series back to South Beach. The 76ers enter play as a short two-point favorite tonight. 

I am backing the 76ers here at home tonight. I think the line is pretty telling here. Despite that awful effort in game five, they are now favorites.

The 76ers just did not show up for game five, but I expect a completely different team tonight on their home court. They have been a great home team the last few seasons, and the energy in the building will be electric tonight. The Heat really struggled in games three and four, shooting the basketball from deep. I always say role players play better at home, and that seems to be the case in this series for both teams.

I expect Philly to get a lot more calls tonight at home as we know the league wants seven games. This has been a great series that will get to game seven. Let’s keep things rolling! 

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat Game 6 Pick

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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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