NBA odds preview - Heat vs. Knicks
Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Odds
The Heat will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Knicks in New York at Madison Square Garden on Sunday in NBA action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Knicks currently sports a record of 35-20, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 27-28 ATS. The Heat are 42-14 and 29-27 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Knicks post a 27-26-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Heat have gone 30-26 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Knicks at No. 12 and the Heat at No. 9 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 106-103 result in favor of the Heat.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 21-rated squad against Miami's No. 30-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 1 in the league with 10.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 6 with 8.3 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Heat own the league's No. 8-rated mark, allowing 95.4 points per game when playing on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Miami, they were a 98-91 winner as they battled the Grizzlies at home. The Heat failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 189 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Heat grabbed a 98-91 win over the Grizzlies on Friday, behind a 22-point effort from Dwyane Wade at AmericanAirlines Arena.
New York won its last outing, a 96-88 result against the Wizards on March 1. The Knicks covered in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 184 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Washington was victimized by Carmelo Anthony for 30 points as the Knicks defeated the Wizards 96-88 in NBA action on Friday.
Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 4-6
After a win are 10-0
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Heat at Knicks trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Miami's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
New York is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New York's last 12 games when playing Miami
Miami at Minnesota, Monday, March 4
New York at Cleveland, Monday, March 4