New York Knicks vs Miami Heat 5-12-23 NBA Analysis, Odds and Tips

New York Knicks vs Miami Heat 5/12/23 – On Friday night, Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Final matchup between New York Knicks and Miami Heat will take place. The Heat currently hold a 3-2 series lead as the Knicks were able to stay alive in Game 5 by winning 112-103 at home. Jalen Brunson led New York with 38 points while Jimmy Butler of Miami scored 19 to lead a losing effort. In this upcoming game, the home team is expected to win by the NBA betting predictions today.

New York Knicks vs Miami Heat

Date & Time: Friday, May 12, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET

Location: Kaseya Center in Miami, FL


New York Knicks vs Miami Heat 5/12/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +180

Spread: +5.5 (-108)

Total: 208.5 over (-110)


Moneyline: -210

Spread: -5.5 (-112)

Total: 208.5 under (-110)

New York Knicks vs Miami Heat Analysis

Game 5 went in favor of the Knicks with a score of 112-103 as they defeated their foe. Personal fouls were another key difference between teams as the Knicks recorded 19 while Miami amassed 30 personal fouls. They buried 13 out of their 43 attempts from long range. Miami shot an outstanding 84.2% on free throw attempts, hitting 16 out of 19 attempts for an overall rate of 84.20%. Miami captured 34 rebounds including 11 offensive and earned 4 blocks. Furthermore, they distributed 27 assists and had 11 steals overall. Jalen Brunson stood out during this matchup by scoring 38 points on 12 of 22 shooting. Brunson saw 48 minutes on court and grabbed 9 boards. He shot 54.5% from the field and distributed 7 dimes.

New York Knicks is currently racking up 46.6 rebounds per contest and have distributed 1,880 dimes so far this year, placing them 28th in terms of passing efficiency in the NBA. The Knicks have shot 35.4% from 3-point range and 76.1% at the charity stripe. They score an average of 116.0 points per game while shooting 47.0% from the field. On defense, they have forced 12.7 turnovers per game while drawing an average of 20.7 fouls per contest. They allow 35.7% of shots from outside of the perimeter to go uncontested and rank 13th overall in PPG allowed. The Knicks have allowed an opponent’s shooting percentage of 46.2% and surrender 42.0 rebounds per contest as a collective unit. They rank 13th in the league for providing assists to the opposition with 2,062 handed over this campaign.

Game 5 saw the Heat grab 34 total rebounds; 23 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaled. They also committed 12 turnovers while recording 11 steals during this matchup. The Heat were successful in making 16 of 19 free throw attempts at an impressive 84.2% success rate. Miami shot 13 out of 43 three-point attempts successfully. Once the game had concluded, the Heat shot 37 out of 88 for a shooting percentage of 42.0%. Miami allowed New York to convert 35 of 71 field shots for an overall field goal percentage of 49.3% and 38.2% from distance, shooting 13 of 34 shots while making 29 out of 40 free throw attempts. As for team rebounding, New York was allowed 50 total rebounds against Miami. Jimmy Butler played an essential role for the Heat in this matchup. In 43 minutes of court time, Butler notched 19 points and contributed nine assists in his 43 minutes on the court. He shot 5 of 12 for 41.78% field goal percentage and collected 7 rebounds during this contest.

The Miami Heat are known for committing an average of 18.5 personal fouls per contest and shooting an impressive 83.1% from the free throw line. They average 23.8 assists per contest while losing possession 13.5 times per game. Miami has amassed 8,977 points this season and averages 40.6 rebounds per contest. On offense, the Heat are shooting 46.0% from the floor – ranking 26th overall in basketball. Miami’s defense concedes 36.7% on shots from distance while opponents make 78.1% of their attempts from beyond the free throw line. Their opponents have allowed an average of 25.6 assists and 41.8 rebounds per game, placing them 14th and 6th in the NBA respectively.

New York Knicks vs Miami Heat Against the Spread

New York are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New York’s last 10 games. New York are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Miami. New York are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games against Miami. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York’s last 6 games on the road.

Miami are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games. The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami’s last 10 games. Miami are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games. Miami are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games at home. Miami are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against New York.

New York Knicks vs Miami Heat Free Pick

Miami remains unbeaten at home in this postseason and their combination of coach Erik Spoelstra and Jimmy Butler has proven formidable. New York did everything they could at home to secure victory at Game 5 but not enough to claim the victory on the road as per the NBA betting analysts.

Free Pick: Miami Heat -5.5 (-112)