The New York Knicks enter Game 2 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat as 6.5-point favorites. The playoff matchup on Tuesday begins at 7:30 PM ET on TNT from Madison Square Garden. The Heat are ahead in the series 1-0. The matchup’s point total is 208.
How to bet Knicks vs. Heat
New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Knicks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Knicks have -278 odds to pick up the win, while the Heat are listed at +226 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 208 points.
Knicks vs. Heat Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, May 2, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: New York City, New York
- Arena: Madison Square Garden
Knicks vs. Heat Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Knicks are 45-35-2 this year. New York has been victorious in 27, or 65.9%, of the 41 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Knicks games this year have gone over the total in 44 out of 82 opportunities (53.7%).
Against the spread, the Heat are 30-48-4 this season. Miami has won 33.3% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (8-16). Heat games this year have hit the over on 40 of 82 set point totals (48.8%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Knicks vs. Heat Injury Report
Heat: Victor Oladipo: Out (Knee), Jimmy Butler: Questionable (Ankle), Haywood Highsmith: Probable (Knee), Tyler Herro: Out (Hand)
What you need to know about the New York Knicks
With 116 points per game on offense, New York ranks 11th in the NBA. At the other end of the court, it cedes 113.1 points per contest, which ranks 12th in the league. The Knicks are averaging 117.3 points per game when playing at home. In road games, they are averaging 114.8 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Knicks have been scoring 109.6 points per game, an average that’s slightly lower than the 116 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
New York is draining 12.6 threes per game (11th-ranked in NBA) this season, while sporting a 35.4% three-point percentage (19th-ranked). In terms of shot breakdown, the Knicks have taken 60% two-pointers (accounting for 69.9% of the team’s baskets) and 40% threes (30.1%).
What you need to know about the Miami Heat
In 2022-23, Miami is worst in the NBA on offense (109.5 points scored per game) but second-best on defense (109.8 points allowed). The Heat are putting up more points at home (111.4 per game) than away (107.5). While the Heat are averaging 109.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark over their past 10 games, tallying 120.6 a contest.
Beyond the arc, Miami is 16th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (12). It is fourth-worst in 3-point percentage at 34.4%. The Heat attempt 59.2% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 40.8% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 69.5% of the Heat’s baskets are 2-pointers, and 30.5% are 3-pointers.
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