NBA Betting - Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Week 5
The Philadelphia 76ers are a team that has a lot of talent, but there are certain problems that they still have to fix. On the other hand, the Miami Heat has surprised everyone, positioning third in the Eastern Conference, proving to be a difficult team to beat. Let’s check the teams for this Heat vs 76ers for your NBA Betting.
Heat vs 76ers NBA 2019 Week 5
Philadelphia 76ers analysis
The Philadelphia team has very heavy names. In his starting quintet, point guard Ben Simmons, power forward Al Horford and center Joel Embiid have been all-stars in his career, while shooting guard Josh Richardson and power forward Tobias Harris have the potential to be.
All this to say, the talent in Philly is extensive, great, they have a mix between experience and youth quite optimal to have a successful season. It happens that the success for this team lies in achieving the finals and they have two specific problems.
One is the perimeter, currently they are eighth in this area with 36% of shots shot from mid-rage. In numbers, it is good, but losing players like guard JJ Redick and forward Jimmy Butler who are monstrous of the three-point line and were also responsible for closing the games for the Sixers represent a lot of heavy problems.
The other problem is the depth, with such a talented quintet where Embiid (23 points and 11.5 rebounds per game) and company causing so much damage, it surprises – up to a certain point, because of the salary cap – that the 76ers team has a bench where nobody averages 10 points per game, it is a big problem.
Rotations should start working better so that the Sixers find their optimum performance.
Miami Heat Analysis
A team that has really surprised everyone is the Miami Heat. Miami looked like a team that could fight the last positions for the playoffs and, now, they are at the top of their conference with a dynamic basketball and loaded with aggressiveness on the offensive.
With Jimmy Butler as their main figure, they will travel to Philadelphia in what will be his reunion with his old team. Butler leads the Heat with 18.7 points and seven assists per game and is the star of the team. Then, come other players who are young, wanting to eat the world, or basketball players who have to prove themselves to the NBA, and boy if they are doing it.
With seven players averaging double digits in points, the Heat’s offense is unpredictable and complete. Rookie point guard Kendrick Nunn has been a pleasant addition after not being drafted, averaging 17.3 and is the team’s second best scorer.
Between the experienced point guard, Goran Dragic and rookie shooting guard, Tyler Herro, are responsible for scoring behind the three point line averaging both over 40% from the perimeter.
Finally, its ‘big men’, a term called for the power forwards and the center of a team, have different characteristics that help to vary the attack, keeping the physicality in defense. Bam Adebayo and Chris Silva are low-post players, while Duncan Robinson, Kelly Olynyk and Meyers Leonard can open spaces in the pick-and-pop and score long distance.
Miami, without many weighty names, is a well-worked team.
Heat vs 76ers Game History
In 120 games, the series is very even, with Philadelphia winning 59 and the Heat 61. The previous season they faced three times where the 76ers seized two games, although the Heat won the last one.
General Info for the Game Heat vs 76ers NBA 2019 Week 5
- When?: Saturday, November 23, 2019
- Time?: 6:30 PM
- Where?: Wells Fargo Center
- 76ers vs Heat Live: NBA League Pass
Heat vs 76ers NBA 2019 Week 5 Betting Lines
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- Moneyline: Not available.
- Total Points: Not available.
Heat vs 76ers NBA 2019 Week 5 Prediction
It is in Philadelphia and the Sixers have more talent in the initial lineup, the Heat must put up some resistance, but this match, despite the difficulties, will be to the locals. Recommended bet is to the Philadelphia 76ers win.