Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat 4/6/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat 4/6/23
Thu 6th April 2023

The Philadelphia 76ers (52-27, 29-11 Home) welcome the Miami Heat (42-37, 16-23 Away) Thursday in a matchup of slow-paced teams. Miami defeated the Detroit Pistons 118-105 at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday.

With 27 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists, Jimmy Butler was a top performer. The Heat are seventh in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia won their third straight home game in a close one on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center, beating the Boston Celtics 103-101.

Joel Embiid had 52 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists, leading the team. The 76ers are third in the Eastern Conference.It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams.

Miami and Philadelphia have split their two matchups this season. The 76ers took the last meeting, beating the Heat 119-96 at FTX Arena on March 1.

Tyrese Maxey led the 76ers with 27 points and seven assists. Bam Adebayo had 20 points in defeat. Butler (22.9 ppg), Adebayo (20.7), and Tyler Herro (20.3) have led the Heat in scoring this season. Adebayo also has grabbed 9.3 rebounds per game, while Butler has dished 5.3 assists per game.

Embiid has supplied much of the Sixers’ offense, averaging 33.3 points per game. He is the No. 1 scorer in the league. Embiid also has pulled down 10.2 rebounds per game, seventh-most in the league. James Harden has tallied 10.8 assists per game.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance in this matchup that features a pair of the NBA’s slowest-paced teams, as the Heat are 29th in possessions per game while the 76ers are 28th. The 76ers have had success in recent games between the teams at Wells Fargo Center, winning six of the last 10.

In the last 10 games, Miami is 6-4 with an average margin of -0.4 (112.6-113.0). Philadelphia has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 113.0 points per game on average while holding opponents to 111.8 (+1.2 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Kyle Lowry: 14.0 | 20.6 | -6.6
Points per game:
Kyle Lowry: 6.5 | 11.4 | -4.9
Rebounds per game:
Kevin Love: 4.2 | 6.5 | -2.3
Assists per game:
Jimmy Butler: 7.8 | 5.3 | +2.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Shake Milton: 6.7 | 13.4 | -6.7
Points per game:
Tobias Harris: 10.0 | 14.7 | -4.7
Rebounds per game:
James Harden: 3.5 | 6.1 | -2.6

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Philadelphia 76ers (-130)

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