Best Bets: BasketballNews' NBA picks and fantasy advice for 5/4/22

Best Bets: BasketballNews' NBA picks and fantasy advice for 5/4/22

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Without further ado, let’s dive into our favorite NBA spread bets for Wednesday's postseason slate.

Miami Heat (-8) vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Without Joel Embiid, Philadelphia is completely unrecognizable. After being blown out in Game 1, we’re expecting more of the same tonight in South Beach. James Harden is already having a tough go of it against Miami’s tenacious on-ball defense.

With so much pressure on the Sixers’ backcourt to deliver, the Heat’s all-around effort will simply overwhelm them in this spot. As a best bet for Wednesday’s postseason slate, feel comfortable locking in the Heat to cover and eventually win by double-digits.

Pick: Heat -8

Player Props: James Harden over 22.5 points, Bam Adebayo over 19.5 points, Tyrese Maxey over 3.5 assists, Max Strus over 2.5 threes

Phoenix Suns (-6.5) vs. Dallas Mavericks

Somehow, Game 1 ended up being way closer than it should have been. Phoenix still covered, but there were stretches where the top overall seed was dominating Dallas on both ends of the court with ease. The Suns locked-in at that level are simply unstoppable, and it’s hard to envision how the Mavericks can keep up with them throughout a long series.

Devin Booker is back to 100% following his strained hamstring, and he’s due for a bounce-back performance from an inefficient game on Monday night. All roads are leading to the Suns winning by a wide margin, so lock it in with our projection.

Pick: Suns -6.5

Player Props: Luka Doncic over 33.5 points, Devin Booker over 25.5 points, Deandre Ayton over 18.5 points, Dwight Powell over 3.5 rebounds

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