Miami Heat at New York Knicks
Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 3:30 PM (Madison Square Garden)
The Miami Heat are on the road for a matchup with the New York Knicks. The Heat are (27-11), coming off a 117-113 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. The Knicks are (10-29), after falling to the New Orleans Pelicans, 123-111.
In the Heat loss to the Nets, Miami was led on offense by Jimmy Butler. Butler was 12 of 18 from the floor, hitting 9 foul shots, recording 33 points and 9 rebounds. Brooklyn shot 48% from the floor and 34% from 3-point range. The Heat were out rebounded by the Nets, 56 to 43. Miami took the 4 point loss, due to their inability to defend the 3. The Heat allowed the Nets to connect 15 times from deep.
In the Knicks loss to the Pelicans, New York was guided throughout the game by Taj Gibson. Gibson connected on all 8 attempts from the floor, while sinking 3 foul shots, totaling 19 points. The Knicks shot 46% from the floor and 18% from deep. New York was torched from 3-point range, giving up 18 3-pointers, while connecting just 5 times on offense. The Knicks trailed by as many as 18 points.
Recent Betting Trends:
Heat are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
Heat are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games.
The over is 13-3 in Heat last 16 games.
Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Knicks are 2-9 SU in their last 11 home games.
The over is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 games.
The Knicks have struggled recently, having lost their last 5 games. The Heat have won 2 of their last 3. An area of note, the Heat are 10-10 on the road this season, while the Knicks are 5-13 at home. The Knicks have a below average offense, averaging less than 105 per game. The Heat have the 2nd best 3-point percentage on offense, which bodes well when going up against a Knicks team that ranks 30th in defending the 3. I'll take the Heat, as Miami has proven they can win on the road. Final score prediction, Heat will win and cover,