Through 1 Quarter
The Miami Heat can’t call it a day yet, but they are winning as expected. They have jumped out to a quick 32-23 lead against the New York Knicks.
Miami has been relying on power forward P.J. Tucker, who has ten points, and small forward Jimmy Butler, who has seven points along with three rebounds. New York hasn’t had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to six points or fewer.
New York @ Miami
Current Records: New York 23-25; Miami 30-17
What to Know
The New York Knicks haven’t won a matchup against the Miami Heat since Jan. 12 of 2020, but they’ll be looking to end the drought Wednesday. The Knicks will hit the road for the second straight game as they head to FTX Arena at 7:30 p.m. ET. Miami will be strutting in after a victory while New York will be stumbling in from a defeat.
It was all tied up 50-50 at halftime, but New York was not quite the Cleveland Cavaliers’ equal in the second half when they met on Monday. It was close but no cigar for New York as they fell 95-93 to Cleveland. Point guard Immanuel Quickley wasn’t much of a difference maker for New York; Quickley finished with only three points on 1-for-10 shooting in his 25 minutes on the court.
Meanwhile, the Heat didn’t have too much breathing room in their game with the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, but they still walked away with a 113-107 win. It was another big night for Miami’s small forward Jimmy Butler, who posted a triple-double on 20 points, 12 dimes, and ten boards. Jimmy G Buckets now has three triple-doubles this season.
New York is expected to lose this next one by 5.5. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread, however, as they are currently on a two-game streak of ATS wins.
New York is now 23-25 while Miami sits at 30-17. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Knicks are fourth worst in the league in points per game, with only 103.9 on average. The Heat’s defense has more to brag about, as they they rank fourth in the league when it comes to points allowed per game, with only 104.1 on average. New York might struggle to break 100.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: FTX Arena — Miami, Florida
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $47.99
The Heat are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Knicks, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Heat as a 6-point favorite.
Miami have won 13 out of their last 19 games against New York.
- Mar 29, 2021 – Miami 98 vs. New York 88
- Feb 09, 2021 – Miami 98 vs. New York 96
- Feb 07, 2021 – Miami 109 vs. New York 103
- Jan 12, 2020 – New York 124 vs. Miami 121
- Dec 20, 2019 – Miami 129 vs. New York 114
- Mar 30, 2019 – Miami 100 vs. New York 92
- Jan 27, 2019 – Miami 106 vs. New York 97
- Oct 24, 2018 – Miami 110 vs. New York 87
- Apr 06, 2018 – New York 122 vs. Miami 98
- Mar 21, 2018 – Miami 119 vs. New York 98
- Jan 05, 2018 – Miami 107 vs. New York 103
- Nov 29, 2017 – New York 115 vs. Miami 86
- Mar 31, 2017 – New York 98 vs. Miami 94
- Mar 29, 2017 – Miami 105 vs. New York 88
- Dec 06, 2016 – New York 114 vs. Miami 103
- Feb 28, 2016 – Miami 98 vs. New York 81
- Jan 06, 2016 – New York 98 vs. Miami 90
- Nov 27, 2015 – Miami 97 vs. New York 78
- Nov 23, 2015 – Miami 95 vs. New York 78
Injury Report for Miami
- Kyle Lowry: Out (Personal)
- KZ Okpala: Out (Wrist)
- Chris Silva: Out (Not Injury Related)
- Markieff Morris: Out (Covid-19)
- Victor Oladipo: Out (Knee)
Injury Report for New York
- Luka Samanic: Game-Time Decision (Heel)
- Nerlens Noel: Out (Knee)
- Ryan Arcidiacono: Out (Ankle)
- Derrick Rose: Out (Ankle)