New York Knicks (11-14) at Miami Heat (9-14)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -8 -- Over/Under: 208 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Knicks and Miami Heat meet Tuesday in NBA action at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The New York Knicks need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The New York Knicks are averaging 102.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.7 points and six assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 17.2 points and 6.4 rebounds. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is dishing 2.7 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 107.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Bam Adebayo is averaging 20.2 points and 9.2 rebounds while Jimmy Butler is averaging 18.2 points and 6.5 assists. Tyler Herro is the third double-digit scorer and Goran Dragic is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Heat are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 16-6 in Knicks last 22 overall. The under is 11-5 in Heat last 16 home games. The Knicks are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The New York Knicks are going through their worst stretch in terms of wins and losses, but this team still gets after it defensively and competes. In fact, the Knicks are losing their last five games by an average of just 2.6 points. The Knicks also just took the Heat down to the wire on Sunday afternoon, losing by just six points. The Miami Heat also have some work to do to prove they're turning the corner, and it takes more than wins over the Wizards and Knicks to do that. Give me the points.