New York Knicks vs Miami Heat betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game at Madison Square Garden. Miami travels to New York for a date with the Knicks as the two teams wrap up their regular season series tonight. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
New York Knicks
The Knicks stopped the bleeding with a huge 137-115 home win over the Houston Rockets on Monday. Immanuel Quickley led the way with 40 points, as Jalen Brunson missed yet another game. With the playoffs just around the corner, his health is becoming an issue and if he isn’t fully recovered the Knicks could face issues in the first round vs Cleveland.
Brunson and Derrick Rose are both on the injury report for tonight’s game, against a tough team like Miami they could definitely use them. New York does lead the regular season series 2-1, but both of their wins were by just 2 points so it promises to be another close game tonight. New York has covered in 8 of their last 10 home games, plus they are 13-6 SU/ATS in their last 19 games overall.
The Heat will be playing on their 2nd night of a back-to-back here, following last night’s disappointing loss in Toronto. Jimmy Butler didn’t suit up for that game due to a neck issue, but he could be ready for tonight’s game at MSG. Miami has a positive record of 10 wins in the last 14 meetings with the Knicks, after back-to-back losses to Brooklyn and Toronto they could definitely use a win here.
Playoff seeding isn’t all that big of an issue for them, they pretty much have the 6th seed wrapped up as long as they stay ahead of the Atlanta Hawks and win their division. However, they did beat the Knicks 5 days ago in Miami so they’ll be optimistic tonight at MSG as well, regardless if Butler plays or not.
Miami is in all kind of a mess right now, I’m not ready to trust them here. The Knicks have been one of the tougher home teams in the East, they’ve covered in 42 of 76 games this year. I’ll take my chances by backing the home team here.
New York Knicks vs Miami Heat Predictions & Odds
We just witnessed 247 points in the game played between these teams a couple of days ago, that was the 2nd meeting in a row with over 240 points scored. Very unusual when it comes to games played between these teams, the under has been the bet to wager on in meetings at MSG with 15 of the last 20 games cashing.
Miami scored just 92 points last night in Toronto, if they’re once again without Jimmy Butler here they could be in a lot of trouble. In terms of pace these are the 28th and 26th ranked teams in the NBA averaging 98.5 and 99.5 possessions per game so don’t expect any offensive fireworks in this one. With the Knicks going under the total in 6 of their last 8 games vs Southeast Division opponents, I think it would be wise to once again bet on the under here.