Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 25 (2/25): NBA

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 25 (2/25): NBA

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Odds
Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Heat money line -195
Heat spread -5 (-110)
Knicks money line +165
Knicks spread +5 (-110)
Over / under 211

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Miami Heat New York Knicks
Record 38-21 25-34
Road / home record 19-14 13-17
Streak W1 L3
Points per game 108.92 105.05
Points allowed per game 104.44 106.56
Rebounds per game 44.83 46.08
Rebounds allowed per game 41.64 44.32
Over / under record 45-24 28-30-1

 

Preview

The Miami travel to Charlotte to take on the Hornets for some NBA Eastern Conference action on Friday night. These teams faced off last month and the Heat beat the Knicks 110-96 and covered the spread as -6 points favorites. Miami is -5 pts favorite for this game. 

MIAMI HEAT

Miami won 6 of their last 7 games before the All-Star break and they have a 38-21 record this season putting them on the #1 spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Miami Heat are averaging 108.9 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 104.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.8 points and 6 assists, while Tyler Herro is averaging 20 points and 4.8 rebounds. Bam Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is grabbing 4.6 rebounds.

NEW YORK NICKS 

With a 25-34 record, llooks like the Knicks are out of the playoff picture again. They lost their last three games before the all-star break and are 2-8 in their last 10 games and the worst news for them is that Kemba Walker is out for the season.

The New York Knicks are averaging 105.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 19.8 points and 10.2 rebounds, while RJ Barrett is averaging 18 points and 2.6 assists. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Rose is grabbing 3 rebounds.

BETTING TRENDS

Miami are 19-13-1 ATS on the road.

Miami are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

New York are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games.

New York are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games this season.

Prediction

Miami have won their last 5 games on the road and they'll have Tyler Herro back, contender for the sixth man of the year. The Knicks, with Rose, Barret and now Walker out, will try to figure out how to be competitive with the players remain. Take the Heat to win and cover without a problem.

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PICK: Heat -5 (-110)

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