Heat vs Knicks Betting Odds, Conference Semifinals Game 2
Here are the Heat vs Knicks Betting Odds and preview for Conference Semifinals Game 2.
The Miami Heat and New York Knicks will resume their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. Game 2’s start time is set at 7:30 p.m. ET (TNT). The odds for the Heat vs. Knicks game at BetMGM Sportsbook are analyzed here, along with our professional NBA picks and predictions.
The Heat has a 1-0 series lead after winning Game 1 on the road 108-101 to take home-court advantage.
Miami has won and covered four straight games as an underdog while cashing the Over at a 5-1 clip over the course of the last six games. The Heat hit 42% (36-for-85) from the field in Game 1, but only 33% (13-for-39) of their 3-point attempts.
F Jimmy Butler established the tone and carried on his incredible season with 26 points and 11 rebounds in Game 1. But because of an ankle injury, he is considered questionable for Game 2. In his six postseason games this season, Jimmy Buckets averaged 35.5 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 4.7 APG, and 1.8 SPG.
In the final three games of their Round 1 series, the Knicks upset the Cavaliers, but Miami stopped New York’s momentum in Game 1.
While committing 13 turnovers, New York struggled from beyond the arc, shooting only 20.6% (7-for-34) and only 60% (12-for-20) at the free-throw line, respectively. The team’s overall field goal percentage was 47.7% (41-for-86). The Knicks were able to outrebound the Heat by a score of 48-39.
SG RJ Barrett led the way with 26 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists in Game 1, while PG Jalen Brunson finished with 25 points but was 0 for 7 from beyond the arc. Brunson, who is dealing with an ankle injury like Butler, is questionable.
Heat vs Knicks Betting Odds
These are the Heat vs Knicks Betting Odds for the second game of these conference semifinals:
- Miami Heat: Point Spread +6.5, Money Line +225
- New York Knicks: Point Spread -6.5, -270
- Total: 206.5 Over/Under
Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Picks and Predictions
Now in this Heat vs Knicks preview, we have our predictions for money line, against the spread, and over/under:
The Knicks (-275) will cost you nearly three times your potential return, which is a lot of money for a club that dropped Game 1 at home.
Against the Spread or ATS
When scoring more than 3 points in Game 2, it is wise to bet on the HEAT +6.5 (-110) line.
Miami is 4-1 ATS in its last five games following a win against the spread and has won four straight games against the spread. Additionally, the Heat are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games played after a day off.
The Knicks have a 4-0 ATS record in their last 4 games after failing to cover the spread, but they have only had a 1-4 ATS record in their last 5 Conference Semifinal contests. The Knicks have also gone 5-12 ATS in their last 17 home games versus the Heat.
Game 2’s lean is OVER 206.5 (-110) on the spread.
Despite the fact that the Under (210) just missed the mark by one point in Game 1, the Over has won five of the last seven meetings.
The Heat have gone 10-1 over their last 11 games while playing after only one day of rest, are 16-5 over their last 21 games overall, and are 6-1 over their last 7 on the road.
The Over is 9-3-1 in the previous 13 games versus winning teams, despite the fact that the Under has hit six straight times for the Knicks.