The No. 1 seed Phoenix Suns aim to bounce back in the Western Conference Playoffs on Tuesday. After taking a 2-0 lead against the Dallas Mavericks, the Suns lost back-to-back games in Dallas. The series shifts back to Phoenix for Game 5 on Tuesday, with the Suns still boasting home-court advantage. The Suns are favored by six points at Caesars Sportsbook in Game 5, with an over-under total of 215 points in the game.
Earlier in the night, the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers square off at 7:30 pm ET. The No. 1 seed Heat are tied at 2-2 with the 76ers after the home team won each of the first four games, but Miami now hosts Game 5 with significant leverage on both sides. Miami is favored by 2.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, with an over-under total of 209.5 points. Before locking in any NBA picks or parlays, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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Top NBA picks for Tuesday, May 10
The model recommends a pick on the over 209.5 points in the early game between the Heat and 76ers. Both teams have tangible offensive strengths, including Miami scoring 1.13 points per possession in the regular season. The Heat are excelling on the offensive glass in the playoffs, grabbing more than 30 percent of missed shots, and Miami was a top-eight team in the NBA in assists per game, three-point accuracy, free throw accuracy, and three-pointers per game in the regular season.
On the Philadelphia side, the 76ers are scoring 115.5 points per 100 possessions in the playoffs, a figure that is elite by any description. The 76ers are also shooting 48.2 percent from the field and 38.7 percent from three-point range, landing in the top tier of the NBA, and Philadelphia excels at the free throw line. The 76ers are shooting 84.4 percent from the charity stripe on 25.0 attempts per game in the playoffs after ranking in the top three in both free throw accuracy and free throw creation. Philadelphia also ranked in the top four of the NBA in turnovers (12.5 per game) and live-ball turnovers (6.6 per game) in 2021-22.
How to make NBA picks and parlays for Tuesday
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