Heat vs. Knicks - 11/23/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (8-6) at Miami Heat (8-4)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -5 -- Over/Under: 191.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, MSG, SUN
The New York Knicks and Miami Heat square off Monday at the American Airlines Arena.
The New York Knicks look to build on their impressive four-game winning streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 99 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 97.9 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 22.6 points and 7.2 rebounds while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 13.2 points and 8.8 rebounds. Arron Afflalo is dishing two assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The New York Knicks are getting 39.3 points from their bench and are shooting an impressive 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are 5-1 this season when scoring 100 or more points. The New York Knicks have won four of their last six road games.
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The Miami Heat look to keep rolling after winning four of their last five games. The Miami Heat are averaging 97.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 92.9 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.6 points and 4.6 assists while Chris Bosh is averaging 18.1 points and 9.7 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.1 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing 4.6 assists. The Miami Heat are allowing teams to shoot just 30.8 percent from downtown and are averaging 8.2 blocks per contest. The Heat are 7-2 this season when allowing less than 100 points. The Miami Heat have won 14 of their last 19 home games.
The Knicks are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win. The Heat are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Knicks are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Miami and 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Knicks are rolling right now, which includes beating a couple of playoff caliber teams on the road. Meanwhile, the Heat aren't the squad that's doing much blowing out and just struggled to beat the horrible 76ers. This game is a toss-up to me, so I'm siding with the points.