The New York Knicks (31-42) travel to face the Miami Heat (47-26) on Friday night. New York snapped its two-game slide, beating the Charlotte Hornets 121-106 on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Miami has lost back-to-back games, falling to the Golden State Warriors in its last game. The Heat have controlled that battle for the past few years, winning five straight against the Knicks.
Tipoff is at 8 p.m. ET in Miami. Miami is favored by eight runs in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Knicks vs. Heat odds, while the over-under is 215.5. Before you make Heat vs Knicks picks, you’ll want to see NBA predictions from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
The SportsLine projection model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has earned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three seasons. The model enters Week 22 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 79-49 turnover on all top-rated NBA picks, grossing over $2,400. Anyone who follows him has seen huge returns.
Now the model has set her sights on Knicks vs. Heat. You can head over to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Heat vs Knicks:
- Gap Knicks vs. Heat: Miami -8
- Knicks vs. Heat over-under: 215.5 points
- Money line Knicks vs. Heat: Miami -340, New York +270
- NYK: Knicks are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games as road underdogs
- MIA: Over is 4-1 in Heat’s last five after loss to ATS
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Why heat can cover
Center Bam Adebayo is a powerful player with great length. Adebayo knows how to use his frame to position himself on the block. It also has a nice touch around the rim. The Kentucky product is averaging 19.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Adebayo has recorded over 20 points in four of his last 10 outings. In its last game, the 2020 All-Star selection had 25 points, nine rebounds and four assists.
Guard Kyle Lowry is a floor general for Miami. Lowry is a feisty defender who does a good job snatching up steals. The six-time All-Star selection is recording 13.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game. It also shoots 36% from downtown. Lowry has dropped more than 20 points in consecutive games. On March 23, he drove in 26 points, nine assists and went 6-for-9 of three.
Why the Knicks can cover
Alec Burks is a combo guard with a slick midrange jumper who also gets into the lane consistently. Burks is averaging 11.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. The Colorado product is a reliable threat in three, shooting 39% from downtown. Burks has scored over 15 goals in six of his last 11 games and on March 22 he had 21 points, four assists and three steals.
Guard Immanuel Quickley gives New York an immediate attack from the bench. Quickley spaces the floor with his solid shooting range and the Kentucky product records 10.4 points, 3.1 assists and shoots 34% from 3-point field. The 2020 first-round pick has produced more than 15 points in four of his last five games, including March 22, when Quickley had 17 points, five rebounds and two assists.
How to make Heat vs Knicks picks
The model leans on the total, projecting a combined 219 points. It also generated a point pick that hits in over 50% of simulations. You can only see the choice on SportsLine.
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