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2021 NBA Handicapping
(8-14) Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks (10-13)
Date: Sunday, February 7th
Time: 1:00PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
NBA Moneyline Odds: Knicks +190 | Heat -230
NBA Betting Odds: Heat -6
NBA Betting Total: OFF
It seems somewhat of a strange line making the Heat -6 favorites on the road in New York on Sunday. Granted the Knicks are on the back-to-back, but Miami hasn’t done a lot to exude confidence.
The Heat are just such a Roulette wheel right now, as you never know how they’ll end up. Miami lost to the Wizards by 3 on Wednesday and then bounced back for a 27 point win over Washington on Friday.
It wouldn’t be a big deal if Miami was on a losing streak or not this year, because their season has had a lot of ups and downs due to COVID. As a result the Heat are just 8-14 on the year and 2-7 on the road.
COVID is for the most part behind Miami, but injuries are hitting the team from South Beach hard. Jimmy Butler (foot), Avery Bradley (calf), and Goran Dragic (ankle) are all on the injury report for Sunday.
Miami’s 103-100 loss to Washington on Wednesday was more telling than their 122-95 win on Friday. The Heat couldn’t contain the Wizards even on the back-to-back, which doesn’t bode well for a trip to New York.
Miami giving -6 is weird, mostly because the Heat were fueled by their bench in the latest win over Washington with 25 points from Kendrick Nunn and 17 from Tyler Herro. Butler didn’t look healthy with just 14 points.
New York Knicks
Make no mistake, the Knicks are on the back to back. Playing on 0 days rest is more hard on NYK because of the minutes that Tom Thibodeau likes to drain from his players.
Even in the 110-99 win over Portland on Saturday, Julius Randle logged 38 minutes with Elfrid Payton and RJ Barrett both on the court for 35. The Heat run just the #18 pace but that’s still a quick turnaround.
The Knicks are just 10-13 on the year, but have the defense to win on any given night. That’s been evident in holding Portland to 99 points and the Bulls to 103 the last two games.
New York has dropped to 7th in the NBA in defensive efficiency, but they could easily go into lockdown vs. a Heat team that is just 25th in points/game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Heat are 1-6 ATS last 7 overall
- Under is 5-2 in Heat last 7 overall
- Under is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 overall
- Heat are 4-1 ATS last 5 head to head meetings
Free Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
Oddsmakers are taking their sweet time releasing a total for this one, but don’t expect a ton of points in this one.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Under
Miami in an early game and the Knicks solid defense doesn’t equate to a lot of points.
NBA Free Prediction: Heat 96 – Knicks 104 (Bet Now!)
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