Miami Heat vs New York Knicks 4-30-23 Analysis, Best Picks and Odds

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks 4/30/23 – The Eastern Conference Semifinals sees Miami visiting New York Knicks for Game 1 of the best-of-seven series. Miami eliminated top-seeded Milwaukee in five games during round one, winning a 128-126 overtime thriller to capture victory and advance further in the series. New York was also victorious quickly as they defeated fourth seeded Cleveland with an emphatic 106-95 win on Wednesday to advance. NBA odds today for this game are up online for the bettors to place bets on their best teams.

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks

Date & Time: Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET

Location: Madison Square Garden New York, NY


Miami Heat vs New York Knicks 4/30/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +164

Spread: +4.5 (-109)

Total: 208 over (-110)


Moneyline: -190

Spread: -4.5 (-111)

Total: 208 under (-100)

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Analysis

The Miami Heat pulled off an amazing comeback, beating Giannis Antetokounmpo, the East’s premier team, without much difficulty. Jimmy Butler had an outstanding series, averaging 37.6 points per game while shooting an outstanding 59.7% overall and hitting some impressive shots along the way. Miami accomplished all this despite suffering an unfortunate season-ending knee injury to Victor Oladipo during game two, yet still managed to average 124 points per game during their postseason run and shoot 51.9% overall. Miami also shot an outstanding 45% from three-point range – the best percentage in the postseason – while also recording 14.8 turnovers per game and averaged only 42.6 rebounds on offense, contributing 7.4 boards per game on that front. Miami’s defense gave up an average of 118.8 points per game against the Bucks, allowing them to shoot 47.5% from the field and 37.9% from three. They blocked just 3.4 points per game – tied for fewest in playoff history – but their 8.8 steals per game placed them third overall. Tyler Herro remains out with a broken right hand and should miss all three games, although this possibility increases with each successive Heat game played.

Going into game one, New York Knicks forward Julius Randle remains a question mark due to an ankle injury which limited him to only 16 minutes in their series clincher against Cleveland. Randle first suffered this injury against the Miami Heat during their regular season finale matchup on March 29th. As leading scorer and rebounder during regular season play, Randle played all five games against Cleveland Cavaliers, averaging 14.4 points on 33.8 percent shooting while pulling down 6.8 rebounds over 28.6 minutes per game. Though their key cog was not at 100%, the Knicks defense put forth extraordinary efforts during the opening round to limit Cleveland to only 94.2 points per game and allow only an average of 78.4 field goal attempts each game. Mitchell Robinson has averaged 2.2 blocked shots per game and leads his team with 9.8 rebounds in the postseason, while Jalen Brunson averages 2.2 steals and 24 points per game – both team-leading figures. Overall, the offense has averaged 99.6 points per game and shot 43% overall in the postseason but just 28.2% from three.

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Against the Spread

Miami are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 5 games. Miami are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games. Miami are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against New York. Miami are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against New York.

New York are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York’s last 5 games. New York are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games. New York are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home. The total has gone UNDER in 15 of New York’s last 20 games when playing at home against Miami.

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Free Pick

Miami has been on an incredible run lately, yet New York’s defense remains incredible even without their key player Randle. New York’s defense was overwhelming in the opening round, forcing rival teams into panic shooting situations with ease. NBA online experts believe Miami could easily fall into such a trap, even Butler, as was proven in their last meeting.

Free Pick: New York Knicks -4.5 (-111)