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2021 NBA Handicapping
(11-14) New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat (9-14)
Date: Tuesday, February 9th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: Heat -280 | Knicks +240
NBA Betting Odds: Heat -7
NBA Betting Total: O/U 208
On Tuesday, February 9th the New York Knicks and Miami Heat play for the second time in the last three days. Miami won the February 7th match 109-103.
The Knicks hold the all-time record between the clubs with 65 wins in 125 meetings. Last season, the teams played four times with Miami taking three of the four regular-season meetings.
New York Knicks
The big news out of the Mecca this weekend was Derrick Rose was traded to the Knicks. Head coach, Tom Thibodeau continues his pattern of acquiring former players from the highly successful Chicago Bulls group he coached.
While coaching the Timberwolves he orchestrated the trade to bring in Jimmy Butler. Earlier this season Taj Gibson was added to the Knicks. Now with Rose, coach Thibs is realigning with arguably the most successful of the players he previously worked with.
The Knicks got the former MVP for an economical package of Dennis Smith Jr. and a 2021 second-round pick. Since Smith was injured part of the season and never truly seemed to fit the core the Knicks are building around this move was a no brainer.
Rose will offer another playmaker (something the Knicks are desperately in need of) as well as a primary scoring option in the clutch and a veteran who can help with New York’s playoff push.
In the loss, Julius Randle produced a double-double of 26 points and 13 rebounds. Reggie Bullock scored 21 all from behind the 3-point line and Alec Burks chipped in with 13 points.
Ironically, Rose’s knee may hold him out of this match as the health report lists him and Nerlens Noel (knee) as day-to-day.
If the Heat finishes this season with a home-court seed, Erik Spoelstra should get serious consideration for Coach of the Year. Coach Spo has navigated constant player absences due to health and safety protocols and the revolving door of injuries.
On Saturday, he ran out his 16th different starting lineup in Miami’s 23rd game. Although they’ve lost seven of their last ten games, the victory over the Knicks marked the first time they’ve won consecutive games since January 18th and 20th.
Bam Adebayo led the way producing a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds. Jimmy Butler came one assist shy of a triple-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists although he had a rough shooting night (3 of 11) but got to the line (11 of 12) when it mattered most or created timely dimes for his teammates.
Tyler Herro (16), Kendrick Nunn (16), Kelly Olynyk (15), and Duncan Robinson (12) were the other double-figure contributors.
Goran Dragic (ankle) and Mo Harkless (thigh) will be a game-time decision. Avery Bradley (calf) will miss up to a month. Chris Silva (hip) remains out with no specified return date. Meyers Leonard underwent season-ending shoulder surgery.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Heat are 7-3 in the teams last 10 meetings.
- The Heat are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these clubs
- The teams are 5-4-1 in the over/under in their last 10 meetings.
Free New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat NBA Prediction:
Butler is one of the best at recognizing when his team needs him to take over. Similarly, with the Heat seeded 12th and a quarter of the season gone look for him to join forces with Adebayo to get Miami back on track.
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