Knicks vs. Heat - 2/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (32-25) at New York Knicks (25-35)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, MSG
The Miami Heat and New York Knicks square off Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Miami Heat look for a win after winning nine of their last 14 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 97.1 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 96.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.9 points and 4.7 assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 12.8 points and 5.4 assists. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.4 rebounds and Luol Deng is dishing 1.5 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won six of their last eight road games.
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The New York Knicks could use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 99.4 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 101.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.4 points and 4.2 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 14.1 points and 7.4 rebounds. Arron Afflalo is dishing two assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost eight of their last 10 home games.
The Heat are 34-16-2 ATS in their last 52 Sunday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Knicks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Heat are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in New York and 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
Why in the world are the Heat an underdog to a New York team that's found every possible to lose? The Heat have also beaten the Knicks in eight of the last nine meetings. Give me Miami to win this game outright.