New York Knicks vs Miami Heat 5/6/23 NBA Analysis, Odds and Best Picks

New York Knicks vs Miami Heat 5/6/23 – New York Knicks evened up their series against Miami Heat with a win at Madison Square Garden Tuesday, scoring 111-105 to earn their victory. At 1-1, the series now heads back to Miami for Game 3 on Saturday afternoon. In this matchup Miami Heat are the NBA best pick today to claim another victory.

New York Knicks vs Miami Heat

Date & Time: Monday, May 8, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET

Location: Kaseya Center Miami, FL


New York Knicks vs Miami Heat 5/6/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +135

Spread: +3 (-106)

Total: 208.5 over (-110)


Moneyline: -155

Spread: -3 (-114)

Total: 208.5 under (-110)

New York Knicks vs Miami Heat Analysis 

Game 2 saw the New York Knicks secure victory by scoring 111-105 against Miami Heat and recording 20 fouls compared to 24 recorded by Miami. They were successful with 17 of 49 attempts from 3-point range. Miami made 70.6% at the free throw line, sinking 12 of 17 attempts. Miami collected 34 rebounds and had two blocked shots. Furthermore, 24 assists were handed out throughout the matchup and they even managed one steal. New York permitted their opponents to shoot 44.7% from the floor on 38 out of 85 shots taken. They recorded 23 assists for the game while creating six turnovers and earning four steals. Concerning rebounding, they accumulated 50 boards with 11 of those coming on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Knicks completed 21 out of 30 free throw attempts at 70.0% for an outstanding percentage score. New York recorded a 45.1 field goal percentage and made 16 of their 40 3-point attempts. Jalen Brunson played an integral part in this contest, scoring 30 points on 10-of-19 shooting. He logged 39 minutes of court time and earned 5 rebounds. Brunson ended the match shooting 52.6% from the floor and contributing two assists.

Game 2 saw Miami Heat allow New York to collect 50 boards overall. They shot 40.0% from three-point range by connecting on 16 out of 40 attempts, and finished 21 of 30 from free throw line. The Heat allowed the Knicks to successfully score 37 out of their 82 field goal attempts from this game – giving them an efficiency rating of 45.1% in this contest. Overall, the Heat shot 38 of 85 from the field for a 44.7% success rate. Miami was successful in connecting on 17 of their 49 3-point attempts, which marked an impressive performance. They were successful in making 12 free throws for an overall percentage of 70.6%. The Knicks committed 20 personal fouls for this game, sending Miami Heat players to the charity stripe 17 times for attempts. They turned it over six times while getting one steal in this matchup. In this matchup, the Heat managed to collect 26 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards – for a total of 34 in this contest. Caleb Martin proved himself as a key contributor for the Heat in this game, notching 22 points and one assist across 38 minutes on the hardwood. Additionally, he converted 8 out of 15 attempts at 53.3% while earning 8 rebounds.

New York Knicks vs Miami Heat Against the Spread

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York’s last 7 games. New York are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games. New York are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against Miami. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 5 games on the road. New York are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Miami.

Miami are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami’s last 7 games. Miami are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games. Miami are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games at home. Miami are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against New York.

New York Knicks vs Miami Heat Free Pick

Both teams list their key players as questionable; therefore, should either one or both go down, that could dramatically change things. However, basketball betting forums assume both Brunson and Butler will participate and close to full strength. Therefore, we have to give the Heat the edge here. This game should be close, as both teams possess solid defense and tend to keep games tight. But given the Heat’s near victory without Butler in NYC.

Free Pick: Miami Heat -3 (-114)