Miami Heat at New York Knicks
|Date & Time||Sunday January 27, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)|
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
The Line: New York Knicks +6 -- Over/Under: 214.5
The Miami Heat and New York Knicks meet Sunday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Miami Heat could use some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Miami Heat are averaging 105.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Josh Richardson is averaging 17.6 points and 3.9 assists while Dwyane Wade is averaging 13.8 points and 4.1 assists. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Justise Winslow is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have split their last eight road games.
The New York Knicks could also use a win here to snap an eight-game losing streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 107 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 19.4 points and 2.6 assists while Emmanuel Mudiay is averaging 14.7 points and 3.9 assists. Enes Kanter is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Knox is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks haven’t won a home game since December 1.
The Heat are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Atlantic and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 road games. The Knicks are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Sunday games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Heat are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in New York and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Heat last 6 overall.
The Miami Heat had a couple weeks where they were making some noise, but now they're back to being this subpar squad that struggles nightly and is hard to trust with big numbers. The good news is the Heat are still covering on the road and are 14-9 ATS on the road overall this season. The New York Knicks continue to pile up the losses, and they're being outscored by an average of 7.2 points in their last five games and 6.2 points at home on the year. The Knicks are just 8-12 ATS at home this season and have failed to cover eight of their last 10 home games. I like the Heat as underdogs a lot more than I do laying points, but backing the Knicks in their current form isn't an option. So, I'll eat the somewhat reasonable number with the Heat.