The Dallas Mavericks are aiming to rebound from a pair of road losses in the second half of a 2022 NBA Playoff doubleheader on Friday. The Mavericks host the Phoenix Suns for Game 3 of a second-round series at 9:30 p.m. ET. The top-seeded Suns are in control, with the Mavericks needing a win to avoid a tough 3-0 hole. Dallas is a one-point favorite at Caesars Sportsbook in Game 3, with a total of 218 points in the game.
Earlier tonight, the Miami Heat are looking to get their hands on a series against the Philadelphia 76ers at 7 p.m. ET. Miami leads Philadelphia by a 2-0 margin after back-to-back double-digit wins at home and the Wells Fargo Center will host Game 3 action. Miami is favored by one point at Caesars Sportsbook, with a total of 210.5 points. Before locking in any NBA picks or bets, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
The SportsLine projection model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has earned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three seasons. The model entered the third full week of the 2022 NBA Playoffs on a stunning 86-58 result over all NBA top picks, grossing over $2,100. Anyone who follows him has seen huge returns.
Now, he’s set his sights on Friday’s NBA playoff schedule and revealed his best bets. If you bet on his picks, you could be looking at a win of more than 12-1. You can only see the model’s NBA picks on SportsLine.
The top NBA playoff picks for Friday, May 6
One pick the pick recommends Friday night is the 210.5+ points in Game 3 between the Heat and 76ers. There are many factors at play, including star power on both sides. Philadelphia guard Tyrese Maxey is averaging 22.6 points on 50.4% shooting in the playoffs and, with or without Joel Embiid (face/concussion) who is listed as questionable, the 76ers have another star in James. Harden. The former MVP averaged 21.0 points, 10.5 assists and 7.1 rebounds per game after joining Philadelphia, and he’s capable of exploding at any moment.
On the other side, Miami’s offense has been strong in the playoffs and Jimmy Butler is playing at a high level. Butler is averaging 26.5 points from 50.9 percent from the floor and 39.1 percent from three-point range in the playoffs, and he’s also averaging 6.0 assists per game. Miami’s Tyler Herro won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award while also being the NBA’s leading scorer off the bench, and Bam Adebayo is shooting over 74% from the field in the series. The Heat are scoring nearly 1.2 points per possession in the series, and both teams are making fantastic use of the free-throw line, completing more than 80% of attempts on a wide swath.
Featured game | Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat
How to make picks and parries for the NBA playoffs today
The model also identified three other extremely strong picks that need to be in your NBA parlays, including another pick that hits well over 50% of the time, providing plenty of value. You can only see the model’s best bets on SportsLine.
What are the best NBA picks for Friday? And which choice can you bet on more than 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see the best NBA bets for Friday, all from the model who is on an 86-58 roll on all of the top-rated NBA picks, and find out.