Miami Heat vs New York Knicks 2-2-23 NBA Analysis, Prediction and Odds

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks 2/2/23 – On Thursday, the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat will face off in a classic Eastern Conference rivalry match. The Heat are at 29-23 overall, and 6th in the Eastern Conference. With a record of 27-25, the Knicks are in seventh place in conference standings. Best NBA betting odds and picks will give you the best prediction and pick the best team. Stay updated.

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks

Date & Time: Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 7:30 PM 

Location: Madison Square Garden

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Betting Odds

Heat

Moneyline: -125

Spread: -1.5 (-119)

Total: 218 over (-110)

Knicks

Moneyline: -105

Spread: +1.5 (-119)

Total: 218 under (-110)

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Analysis

The Miami Heat seem to have made a comeback after a slow start to the season. Miami is now at sixth place in the conference, with plenty of room for growth. It has a record of 7-3 in its last 10 games. Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, while Bam Adebayo recorded a double-double with 18 points and 11 boards as the Heat defeated the Cavaliers 100-97. Caleb Martin had an impressive night, scoring 18 points and recording a record 10 rebounds. The win means that the Heat are only 1.5 games behind the fifth-place Cavs of the Eastern Conference. Except for scoring defense, the Heat are not a standout in many categories this season. Miami is currently ranked second in the NBA for scoring defense. The Heat rank 20th in the NBA in opponent’s field goals percentage and 23rd for 3pt defense. The Heat’s undersized team is 26th in the NBA for total rebounding. The Heat are a below-average team on offense this season. They are last in the NBA for points per game. They are 28th in field goal percentage, and 27th for 3pt field goals percentage. Miami is fifth in the league for basketball protection, with five turnovers per game.

The New York Knicks currently sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference. They are on a losing streak of two games and will be facing them in this matchup. New York has enjoyed some significant wins this season, but has struggled to maintain consistency throughout the year. The Knicks lost to the visiting Los Angeles Lakers in overtime on Tuesday night. Jalen Brunson was the Knicks’ leading scorer with 37 points, while Julius Randle had 23 points and 12 rebounds. Knicks shooting from long distance continued to be a problem. They shot just 7 of 34 from long range. In each of their four losses, the Knicks have allowed 120 points or more. Despite putting up solid numbers throughout this season, the Knicks defense has been struggling. New York is currently the 12th-best scoring defense in all of the NBA. The Knicks rank third in the opponent’s field goal percentage, and fifth in defense of 3pts. The Knicks are fourth among NBA teams in total rebounding. New York’s offensive numbers are less impressive. This team ranks just 15th in terms of points per game. They are also 25th in overall field goal percentage as well as 3pt field goals percentage. New York, just like Miami, has done an excellent job protecting the basketball. They rank fourth in the league with the fewest turnovers per match.

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Against the Spread

Miami are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami’s last 6 games. Miami are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games. Miami are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against New York. Miami are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against New York. Miami are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against New York.

New York are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games. The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York’s last 6 games. New York are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games. New York are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games at home. New York are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against Miami.

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Free Pick

As the Heat has been winning games with their defense, Miami has been playing good basketball. Now they will face the Knicks. New York’s offense is struggling to effectively shoot the ball, and it will be harder against Miami’s defense that clamps down on its opponents. The Knicks’ defense is also struggling, and while Miami’s offense averages the lowest amount of PPG, the Heat will likely score more against New York. Miami is highly favored to claim the victory based on NBA betting stats.

Free Pick: Miami Heat -1.5 (-119)