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Heat vs Knicks Game 2 Bet

The New York Knicks will be looking for a better effort against the NBA betting lines on Monday night as they take on the Miami Heat in the second game of their first-round playoff series.

The Heat blasted the Knicks by a score of 100-67 at home in Game 1 on Saturday afternoon, easily covering the posted spread at the sportsbooks. LeBron James had 32 points for the Heat on Saturday.

Miami battles the Knicks, currently with a 36-30 mark (36-30 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 25-39-2 for the Heat and 27-39 for the Knicks.

View New York vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Heat as 9.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest at BetOnline. The total was listed at 185, but may be on the move at shops like TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Heat and the No. 11-ranked Knicks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 102-99 result in favor of the Heat.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Miami's No. 21-rated squad against New York's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Miami rates No. 20 in the league with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 7.8 per outing.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.8 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for New York, they were a 100-67 loser as they battled the Heat on the road. The Knicks failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog, while 167 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New York was run off the court by the Heat on Saturday as Miami blasted them 100-67 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 8-2
After playing New York are 9-1
After a win are 5-5


A few Knicks at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
New York is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
New York is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games when playing New York
Miami is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
New York home to Miami, Thursday, May 3
Miami at New York, Thursday, May 3