Miami Heat (22-24) at New York Knicks (24-22)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +4.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Miami Heat and New York Knicks meet Monday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Miami Heat need a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Miami Heat are averaging 106.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.3 points and 7.3 assists while Bam Adebayo is averaging 19.4 points and 9.4 rebounds. Tyler Herro is the third double-digit scorer and Goran Dragic is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The New York Knicks are averaging 105.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 104.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 23 points and 5.8 assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 17.6 points and 6.2 rebounds. Derrick Rose is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is dishing 2.3 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.
The Heat are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Knicks are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Heat last 7 road games. The under is 5-1 in Knicks last 6 overall. The Heat are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in New York and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Miami Heat are due for a bounce back victory, but they're still struggling and are banged up, and they'll be without Kendrick Nunn and Victor Oladipo for this contest. The New York Knicks continue to get disrespected by oddsmakers, but yet they keep finding ways to win. The Knicks have taken the Heat down to the wire twice this season and they're 13-8-1 against the spread at home. Give me the Knicks and the free points.