April 2, 2013 at 9:58 AM #50338
Qbin Missile CrisisKeymaster
2013 NBA Basketball Betting
The New York Knicks have won eight games in a row. In other words, they have a winning streak that is 19 games shorter than the one the Miami Heat just produced.
New York Knicks @ Miami Heat – Tuesday, April 2
Online sports betting line: No line
Why New York Will Win
No matter which bookiesyou trust, a realistic and thoughtful sport betting perspective will certainly enable you to pick the Knicks in this contest. For one thing, New York has overcome a very sluggish period in late February and early March to win eight straight games and regain a sense that it can go deep into the playoffs. The Knicks were sinking for quite some time, but they have renewed their dedication to defense and have looked particularly sharp in the process of not merely beating, but hammering, the Boston Celtics twice in the past week. This team was ripped apart by injuries in the winter months, but with the arrival of spring has come a sense of renewal in the Knicks’ locker room, and that mindset has been carried onto the court. New York’s defense gives the Knicks the look and feel of a legitimate contender in the Eastern Conference. New York is 2-1 against Miami this season and has won handily in the Heat’s own building. There’s no real reason to think the Knicks can’t do the deed yet again.
Why Miami Will Win
When consulting betonline reviews, you would find it hard to think that the Heat won’t win this game. Miami might have seen its 27-game winning streak get snapped at Chicago last week, but the Heat then turned around and did something that few basketball pundits thought they’d be able to pull off: They not only beat the San Antonio Spurs in Texas; they did so without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Mario Chalmers. Think about that – the Heat rely so much on LeBron for their production and derive so many benefits from Wade at the defensive end of the floor, and yet the defending NBA champions were able to win on the road without those two elite players. Moreover, the Heat won on the road against the team with the best record in the Western Conference. That in itself tells you so much about Miami’s commitment and dedication at the defensive end of the floor. Chris Bosh proved that he could carry the load as the Heat’s main offensive option. Ray Allen played above-average defense, and Shane Battier held the Heat together in so many ways. When a team does what Miami did on Sunday night against San Antonio, it’s easy to see that this is a special group. With LeBron and Wade getting three full days of rest before this clash with the Knicks, Miami can and should feel very good about its chances. The Heat won in New York several weeks ago in the most recent meeting between these teams. It certainly appears that Miami has turned a corner in its matchup with the Knicks.
Who Will Win
It’s quite possible that New York could steal this game, fueled by a current run of excellent play, but there’s no better or more excellent team in professional basketball right now than the Heat, a steamroller that continues to find ways to impress NBA observers. Trust Miami to find the right solutions to the Knicks in this contest.
Read more on the latest sportsbook odds for NBA basketball in 2013.
NBA Betting Pick: Miami
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