New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat - 11/29/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (10-10) at New York Knicks (10-10)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -1 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, MSG
The Miami Heat and New York Knicks meet Wednesday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Miami Heat look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Miami Heat are averaging 100.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Goran Dragic is averaging 19.2 points and 4.6 assists while Dion Waiters is averaging 15.4 points and 3.4 assists. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and James Johnson is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won five of their last seven road games.
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The New York Knicks hope to snap a three-game losing streak while getting a game above a .500 record. The New York Knicks are averaging 104 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 27 points and 7.2 rebounds while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 18.1 points and 3.4 assists. Enes Kanter is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Lee is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Heat are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 0 days rest, 20-8 ATS in their last 28 road games and 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference. The Knicks are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games, 14-6 ATS in their last 20 vs. NBA Southeast and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Heat are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in New York, 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the favorite is 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Miami Heat are a real frustrating team to bet on, as one day they look like they're ready to turn things around and become a top five team in the East, and the next day they play like crap and don't do anything defensively. The Knicks have been very impressive at home and are catching the Heat on the end of a back to back. However, when all said and done, the Heat are the more talented team here and have won seven of the last 10 meetings against New York. So, in a toss-up contest, I'll side with Miami, even if I don't love this game at all.