Knicks vs. Heat - 11/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (9-5) at New York Knicks (8-8)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +1.5 -- Over/Under: 188 See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, MSG
The Miami Heat and New York Knicks square off Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Miami Heat hope to keep the ball rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Miami Heat are averaging 96.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 92.6 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Chris Bosh is averaging 17.3 points and 9.3 rebounds while Dwyane Wade is averaging 17.2 points and 4.5 assists. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.2 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing 4.6 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Heat allowed 16 threes in a Wednesday loss to the Detroit Pistons. Three of the Heat’s five losses have come on the road. Luol Deng is questionable and Amar'e Stoudemire is out.
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The New York Knicks could use a nice home win to get a game above a .500 record. The New York Knicks are averaging 97.2 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 97.8 points on 42 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 22.8 points and 7.6 rebounds while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 13.4 points and 9.1 rebounds. Jose Calderon is dishing 3.4 assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are grabbing 12.5 offensive rebounds per game, two above league average. The Knicks have won three of their last four home games.
The Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Knicks are 9-19-2 ATS in their last 30 vs. NBA Southeast and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. The Heat are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New York and 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Heat are very questionable on the road and let the Knicks hang around just a few days ago. I don't have a strong feel for this game but would side with the home team if forced to make a pick.