Miami Heat vs New York Knicks 5-2-23 NBA Best Picks, Odds and Analysis

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks 5/2/23 – On Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, Miami Heat and New York Knicks meet for Game 2 of their East Semifinal Playoff series. Miami currently leads 1-0. New York opens as favorites according to current basketball betting odds. Stay updated on this upcoming match.

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET

Location: Madison Square Garden New York, NY


Miami Heat vs New York Knicks 5/2/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +235

Spread: +6.5 (-110)

Total: 206.5 over (-110)


Moneyline: -280

Spread: -6.5 (-110)

Total: 206.5 under (-110)

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Analysis

Game 1 saw The Miami Heat taking home victory by a score of 108-101. As for fouls, the Heat were held responsible for 14 while the Knicks finished up with 21 fouls in total. They had success converting 7 of 34 attempts from 3-point range. New York finished the competition at 60.0% at the charity stripe by successfully making 12 of 20 attempts and pulling down 48 boards and getting 5 rejections. New York recorded 20 dimes and six steals during this contest, while Miami allowed their opponent to shoot 47.7% from the floor on 41 of 86 attempts. They dished out 26 dimes during the game while forcing 13 turnovers from their opponents and collecting 8 steals themselves. Furthermore, they earned 39 total boards with 10 of those being offensive rebounds. Miami shot an impressive 79.3% from the free throw line during this game and hit 23 of their 29 attempts at a 79.3% success rate. Their field goal percentage reached 42.4% while 13 out of their 39 attempts from 3-point range were successful. Jimmy Butler played an essential role in this matchup, scoring 25 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. Butler played 43 minutes and grabbed 11 rebounds, shooting 50.0% from the floor with four dimes in total. Miami averaged 13.5 turnovers per contest and committed 18.5 fouls on average per game as an entire unit. On defense, the Heat are forcing their opponents into 15.7 turnovers every game while drawing 20.0 personal fouls each week. They allow 36.7% shots from distance while ranking second overall in basketball in points allowed per game.

New York Knicks allowed Miami to collect 39 steals during Game 1. They shot 33.3% from downtown, hitting 13 out of 39 attempts and went 23 for 29 at the free throw line. The Knicks allowed the Heat to make 36 out of 85 attempts from the field and scored 42.4% overall in this game. For themselves, however, they shot 41 for 86 from the floor for a 47.7% average shooting performance rate. New York was successful at shooting from distance on 7 of 34 and were able to convert 12 of the free throw tries for a clip of 60.0%. Additionally, 14 fouls by Miami earned New York 20 attempts at free throws at their free throw line. They gave up possession 13 times while earning 6 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, the Knicks collected 36 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totalling 48 for this contest. RJ Barrett made an immediate impactful statement for the Knicks during this matchup. Barrett scored 26 points over 40 minutes of court play and contributed 7 assists. He converted 10 out of 20 field goal attempts for 50.0% field goal percentage conversion while also contributing 9 rebounds to his scoresheet. On offense, the Knicks are shooting 47.0% from the field to rank 20th in the NBA. On defense, however, they rank 13th with 113.1 PPG given up, forcing their opponents into 12.7 turnovers per game while permitting opponents to shoot 46.2% from the field.

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Against the Spread

Miami are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 6 games. Miami are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games. Miami are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against New York. Miami are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games against New York.

New York are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York’s last 6 games. New York are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games. New York are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games at home. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 5 games when playing at home against Miami.

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Free Pick

Miami Jimmy Butler suffered an ankle sprain late in Sunday’s win and is uncertain as to his status in Game 2. Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart both went 0-for-11 from long range during Game 1. NBA betting lines expect the Knicks to shoot better and cover at home to even this best-of-seven series.

Free Pick: New York Knicks -6.5 (-110)