The Miami Heat (29-23) visit the New York Knicks (27-25) at Madison Square Garden, beginning at 7:30 PM ET on Thursday, February 2, 2023. The Knicks are only 2-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has a 215.5 point total.
How to bet Heat vs. Knicks
Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with sportsbooks listing the Heat as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Heat have -130 odds to pick up the win, while the Knicks are listed at +110 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 215.5 points.
Heat vs. Knicks Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, February 2, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: MSG
- Location: New York City, New York
- Arena: Madison Square Garden
Heat vs. Knicks Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Heat are 20-29-3 this year. Miami has won 24, or 64.9%, of the 37 contests in which it was the favorite this year. The Heat have gone over the point total in 42.3% of their opportunities this year (22 times in 52 games with a set point total).
The Knicks have 26 wins against the spread in 52 games this season. New York has gone 11-15 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 42.3% of those games). Knicks games this season have hit the over 53.8% of the time (28 out of 52 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Heat: Orlando Robinson: Out (Thumb), Gabe Vincent: Questionable (Ankle), Victor Oladipo: Doubtful (Ankle), Nikola Jovic: Out (Back), Duncan Robinson: Out (Finger), Omer Yurtseven: Out (Ankle)
Knicks: Mitchell Robinson: Out (Thumb)
What you need to know about the Miami Heat
Although Miami is putting up just 108.5 points per game (worst in NBA), its defense has been playing really well, as it ranks second-best in the league by ceding 108.2 points per game. The Heat are averaging 108.8 points per game this year in home games, which is 0.7 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (108.1). On the offensive side of the ball, the Heat have had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over their last 10 games, scoring 107.1 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 108.5 they’ve racked up over the course of this season.
Miami, who is 16th in the league with 11.8 made threes per game, is shooting just 33.6% from downtown, which is fourth-worst in the NBA. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Heat have taken 59.4% two-pointers (accounting for 69.8% of the team’s baskets) and 40.6% three-pointers (30.2%).
What you need to know about the New York Knicks
In 2022-23, New York is 14th in the league on offense (114.4 points scored per game) and 12th on defense (112.7 points conceded). At home the Knicks are scoring 115 points per game, 1.2 more than they are averaging on the road (113.8). The Knicks are averaging 115.8 points per contest over their last 10 games, which is 1.4 more than their average for the season (114.4).
With 11.9 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34.2% from beyond the arc, New York is 15th and 24th in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. The Knicks take 38.5% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 61.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 28.8% of the Knicks’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 71.2% are 2-pointers.
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