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Knicks take on Heat in hoops contest

New York KnicksMiami Heat
Feb 27, 8:00 PM | AmericanAirlines Arena

New York Knicks vs Miami Heat Odds

29-27TEAM RECORD43-16

The Miami Heat host New York on Sunday, looking to build on their 43-16 mark against the 29-27 Knicks in NBA action at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Knicks will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 33-21-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Heat are 28-30-1 ATS. New York is 27-28-1 on the totals; Miami is 32-26-1.

View New York vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Heat as 8.5-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 215.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 16-rated Knicks taking on the No. 1-rated Heat in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 110-103 win for the Heat on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 102.3 PPG, against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 28 at 106 PPG. The Heat field goal percentage has averaged 47.6% so far, more than the Knicks shooters have achieved on the year, 45.9% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Knicks own the league's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 105.8 points per game when on the road. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in home scoring.

New York was a 115-109 loser in its last match on the road against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 8.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 224 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. New York got 31 points from Amar'e Stoudemire en route to a 115-109 loss at the hands of New York on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 121-113 winner as they battled the Wizards at home. The Heat failed to cover in the match as a 15-point favorite, while 234 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington was victimized by Dwyane Wade for 41 points as the Heat defeated the Wizards 121-113 in NBA action on Friday.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Orlando are 2-8
After playing Cleveland are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Orlando are 6-4
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

A few Knicks at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New York's last 11 games on the road
New York is 16-6-1 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
New York is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Miami
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Miami is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing New York
Miami is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games at home

Next up:
New York at Orlando, Tuesday, March 1
Miami home to Orlando, Thursday, March 3