An Eastern Conference showdown has the New York Knicks hosting the Miami Heat on Thursday evening. The Heat are 29-23 overall and have won four of their past five games, including on Tuesday when Miami topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-97. Meanwhile, New York owns a 27-25 record but has dropped two games in a row. Victor Oladipo (ankle) is out for Miami, while Mitchell Robinson (thumb) is out for the Knicks.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden in New York. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Heat as a 2-point favorite in the latest Heat vs. Knicks odds. The over/under for total points is set at 215.5. Before making any Knicks vs. Heat picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Heat vs. Knicks and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Knicks vs. Heat:
- Heat vs. Knicks spread: Heat -2
- Heat vs. Knicks Over-Under: 215.5 points
- Heat vs. Knicks money line: Miami -130, New York +110
- MIA: Heat are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a straight-up winning record
- NYK: Over is 5-1 in Knicks’ last 6 overall
- Heat vs. Knicks picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why the Knicks can cover
Forward Julius Randle is an energetic and impactful force who has outstanding power and great footwork in the lane. The Kentucky product is also a great rebounder, leading the team in both boards (10.9) and scoring (24.7). He has recorded a double-double in four of his last five games. On Jan. 31, Randle logged 23 points and 12 rebounds.
Guard Immanuel Quickley provides New York with a sharpshooter off the bench. Quickley owns a fast release with great range, and he has shown the ability to consistently get into the lane and finish at the rim. He’s putting up 12.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game. Quickley has scored at least 16 points in three straight games.
Why the Heat can cover
Forward Jimmy Butler is an exceptional two-way presence on the perimeter. Butler is fearless when driving down the lane and has a knack for drawing contact. The six-time All-Star plays gritty defense, forcing his matchup into difficult shots. Butler averages 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game. On Jan. 29, he finished with 28 points and seven boards.
Center Bam Adebayo is a power player who can bully opposing players in the paint. Adebayo is a bruiser who has the strength to overpower his matchup for rebounds and easy looks at the rim. The Kentucky product is a good leaper and stout defender who averages 21.4 points and 10 rebounds per contest. In his previous outing, he logged 18 points and 11 rebounds.
How to make Heat vs. Knicks picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 221 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Heat vs. Knicks? And which side hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.