New York Knicks vs Miami Heat NBA Betting Prediction

NBA New York Knicks vs Miami Heat Prediction 4/2/2024

The New York Knicks (44-30) travel to face off against the Miami Heat (41-33) on Tuesday, April 2nd. This game will be played at Kaseya Center in Miami and televised on BSSU. The Heat are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Knicks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wizards. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Knicks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Knicks is coming off a loss to the Thunder in their latest game, ending with a score of 113-112. The Knicks may have lost the game outright, but they did succeed in covering the spread as +2 point underdogs. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 218 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Heat, the Knicks are looking to build on their above .500 record of 44-30. This season, the Knicks have gone 20-16 on the road and 24-14 at home.

In terms of the spread, New York currently holds an ATS record of 41-32, which is above .500. During this season, New York has a 26-15 record against the spread as favorites and 15-17 as underdogs.

The Heat Are Coming Off A Win

The Heat notched a win against the Wizards in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 119-107. the Heat entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 66-59.

Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Knicks, the Heat are 41-33 and have a record above .500. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently ranked 7th overall and are 2nd in the Southeast division.

Miami comes in with an overall ATS record of 35-36 so far this season. Miami has covered the spread in two consecutive road games, while maintaining an ATS record of 21-14 on the road as opposed to 14-22 at home.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

Through 74 games games, New York is averaging 112.6 points per game (20th).

Heading into their matchup against the Miami Heat, the Knicks are 20th in the league in scoring at 112.6 points per game. However, on the road, they are averaging 114.5 points per game (14th).

Overall, the Knicks have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 41.9% of their games this season. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 25th in the league at 46%.

New York’s offense has been reliant on the three-point shot this season, as they are 11th in the league in both three-point attempts and makes. From beyond the arc, they are shooting 36% (18th).

Heat Offense Breakdown

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The Heat come into today’s game as the 27th ranked scoring offense at 109.9 points per game.

At home, the Heat are averaging 112.5 points per game, which is 21st in the NBA. Overall, they are 27th in scoring at 109.9 points per game. In terms of pace, Miami is 29th in the league at 95.7 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Heat are 13th in the NBA at 37%. They are also 23rd in field goal percentage at 46%. In terms of assists, Miami is 21st in the league at 25.7 per game.

So far this season, the Heat have outscored the NBA scoring average in 37.8% of their games. In terms of free throw shooting, they are 10th in the league at 18 made free throws per game.

Knicks Team Defense

In the current season, the Knicks defense has excelled, sitting 2nd in the NBA by allowing 107.9 points per game. The New York defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.2% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.9% of their field goal attempts vs. New York.

Heat Team Defense

At present, the Heat’s defense is ranked 4th, allowing 108.5 points per game. Opponents are hitting 55.3% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.9% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Knicks And Heat

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Jalen Brunson will be the primary scorer for the Knicks, with 28 points and going 10/21 from the field. This season, he is averaging 27.9 points per game along with 3.6 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Jimmy Butler as the leading scorer for the Heat. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 21 while also collecting 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 50%, and his scoring average is 21 points per game.

Knicks vs Heat Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Knicks offense has averaged 111 points per game while allowing an average of 105. New York posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 5-4-1 ATS.
  • Miami has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 105 points per game while allowing 103. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, New York has an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 4-6 straight up.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Heat have a strong straight up record of 4-1. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.

Knicks vs Heat Prediction

The Heat is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 113-109. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Heat at -2.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 207.5 and our model has the Knicks and Heat finishing with a combined 222 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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