Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks - 1/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (16-19) at Miami Heat (21-13)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New York Knicks travel to South Beach to take on the Miami Heat tonight.
The Knicks have won three of their last four and will be going for a third straight win after beating the Hawks by 107-101 last night. Carmelo Anthony and Arron Afflalo led the scoring with 23 points each, Kristaps Porzingis added 17 while Derrick Williams had 15 as the Knicks upset the Hawks for the second time in a row. With the win, New York improves to 17-19 on the season overall and 8-11 on the road where they had lost four straight before last night's victory at Atlanta.
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Meanwhile, the Heat will be looking to build on a three-game win streak after sneaking past the Pacers in a 103-100 overtime win on Monday. Chris Bosh led the scoring with 31 points, Dwyane Wade added 27 points while Goran Dragic chipped in with 13 as the Heat rallied to force overtime and then come out with the narrow win and improve to 21-13 on the season and 15-7 at home.
In ATS trends, the Knicks are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against a team above .600 and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall, while the Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing record and 6-2 ATS in their last eight Wednesday games.
Head to head, the Knicks are 0-8 ATS in the last the eight meetings overall and 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Miami.
The Knicks have suddenly found a bit of form with back-to-back wins against the Hawks, but the Heat have been solid all season and should be too good at home, especially coming off such a thrilling win.