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New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat Betting

The New York Knicks 10-41 are scheduled to take on the Miami Heat 21-29 at the American Airlines Arena on Monday February 9, 2015. Tip off time is 7:30PM EST.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: Miami -5
Over/Under: 183
Money Line: Off

Both of these teams are coming into the game on 3 game losing streaks and will be looking to get back on the winning track.

New York is the 28th ranked offensive in the league scoring an average of 92.7 points per game, while Miami is an even worse statistically ranked tallying only 92.4 points per game.
The Heat has allowed the second least rebounds in the NBA with 40.3 given up per game. So, don’t look for the Knicks to have a big night on the boards who rank just 17th in offensive rebounds per game with 10.9.

Defensively Miami holds a large edge holding their opponents to a NBA second best 96.3 points per game while New York comes in ranked 18th allowing 100.2 per game.
The last time these two teams met was in November of last year and Miami beat New York by a score of 86-79. Typical of its stingy defense Miami again managed to hold their opponent to a low score. In these two teams last 10 match-ups the Heat have beaten the Knicks 6 out of 4 times and Miami is 5-4-1 against the spread.

While offensively Miami has the field goal advantage of 45.5 percent vs New York’s 43.8, the Knicks sink more from downtown with 7.4 per game versus the Heat’s 6.9 3-pointers per game.

ATS Betting Trends

Favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Miami.
Under is 15-5-1 in the last 21 meetings.
Knicks are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Miami.
Knicks are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

Current Injuries

New York

Player Pos Description
Andrea Bargani F Out Indefinately (Calf)
Pablo Prigioni G Day to Day (Hip)

Miami

Udonis Haslem F Day to Day (Wrist)
Josh McRoberts F Out Indefinately (Knee)
Dwayne Wade G Out Indefinately (Hamstring)
Hassan Whiteside C Day to Day (Ankle)
Shawne Williams F Day to Day (Hip)

Sagarin Ratings

Miami 86.97
New York 82.53

Free Point Spread Pick

The schedule maker isn’t doing the Knicks any favors here with this their third game in four nights. That said, we still like them here in this spot. Before their three game slide New York was playing decent ball with five wins in seven games and are 4-2 ATS over their last six road games. Carmelo Anthony should return on Monday after missing Saturday’s game against Golden State and Amare Stoudemire should be better in his second back since missing four games. The Heat are really banged up right now with Wade McRoberts already out and may also be missing Haslem on Monday.

Take the NY Knicks +5‏

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