New York Knicks (1-3) at Miami Heat (1-2)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm (American Airlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -8 -- Over/Under: 224 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Knicks and Miami Heat meet Wednesday in NBA action at the American Airlines Arena.
The New York Knicks could use a feel good victory over their rival that would snap a three-game losing streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 111.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 27 points and 2.8 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 19 points and 12.3 rebounds. Trey Burke is the third double-digit scorer and Damyean Dotson is grabbing five rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost 14 of their last 17 road games.
The Miami Heat look for their first home win of the season to get back to a .500 record. The Miami Heat are averaging 108.7 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 44 percent shooting. Josh Richardson is averaging 18.7 points and 3.3 assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 18 points and 6.3 assists. Rodney McGruder is the third double-digit scorer and Dwyane Wade is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 52 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Knicks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Heat are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Wednesday games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Miami, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
The New York Knicks are watching the injuries pile up, and while they're getting banged up, the Miami Heat should start getting players back soon. Justise Winslow and Wayne Ellington are questionable for this contest, which is an improvement from being doubtful or out. Either way, the Heat are the better team here, get after it defensively and the winner in five of the last seven meetings has won by double digits. There's better options on this big card, but I'd side with the Heat winning comfortable before I look the Knicks way.