Heat vs. Knicks - 2/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (10-41) at Miami Heat (21-29)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -6 -- Over/Under: 186 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, SUN
The New York Knicks and Miami Heat meet Monday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The New York Knicks have lost four of their last six games and begin a two-game road trip. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 92.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting and are allowing 100.3 points on 46 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 24.1 points and 6.7 rebounds while Amar'e Stoudemire is averaging 12.1 points and 6.9 rebounds. Langston Galloway is dishing 3.1 assists and Tim Hardaway Jr. is shooting 39 percent from the field. The New York Knicks continue to struggle on the offensive end, as they’ve scored 97 or less points in five straight games and are shooting 42.7 percent from the field during that stretch. The Knicks are just 3-22 SU on the road. Pablo Prigioni is questionable with a hip injury.
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The Miami Heat have lost five of their last six games and play their first home game of the month. On the season, the Heat are averaging 92.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and are allowing 96.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Chris Bosh is averaging 21 points and 7.3 rebounds while Luol Deng is averaging 14.3 points and five rebounds. Mario Chalmers is dishing 4.3 assists and Tyler Johnson is shooting 50 percent from the field. The Miami Heat are also a struggling offensive team that’s scored 91 or less points in four of their last five games, and they’re shooting 42.9 percent from the field during that stretch. The Heat are just barely holding onto the last seed in the Eastern Conference. Shawne Williams, Udonis Haslem and Hassan Whiteside are questionable with injuries.
The Knicks are 4-14 ATS in their last 18 vs. NBA Southeast and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Heat are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 home games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Knicks are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Miami and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
I can't take the Heat and the chalk due to their injuries. I also can't back the Knicks and the points considering they're barely working with an NBA roster. Instead, I'm taking the over. This line is a little too low, especially considering the over has hit in five of the last six meetings between these two teams in Miami.