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Last Updated Jan 26, 2022, 14:19 PM

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA coverage will resume on Wednesday night with a compelling Eastern Conference matchup between the New York Knicks and Miami Heat. Coverage begins from FTX Arena at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

SCORE PREDICTION

Heat 109, Knicks 101

BEST BETS

Heat -6 (-110) at DraftKings

NEW YORK KNICKS VS. MIAMI HEAT PREDICTIONS

After finishing fourth in the East with a record of 41-31 SU last year, New York briefly kept that same ball rolling with another strong start to this season, as the Knicks opened with a sturdy 7-4 SU and 6-5 ATS run– which included tough victories over the Sixers (2), Bucks, Celtics, Bulls.

The Knicks have looked like a shell of that squad since their opening stretch though, considering New York dwells at just 16-21 SU and 18-19 ATS across the last 37 games – despite getting tagged as favorites in 20 of those contests.

On the other hand, Miami also posted an excellent start to the season, as the Heat kicked things off with a triumphant 11-5 SU and 12-4 ATS run – with nine of those SU victories coming by 10+ PTS.

Aside from a brief nine-game lull to open December though (3-6 SU, 2-7 ATS), Miami has seemingly maintained that same pace through January too, considering the Heat boast records of 16-6 SU and 14-8 ATS across their last 22 games – despite getting tagged as underdogs in ten of those contests.

I’ll lay the points with Miami here, as the Heat are 7-2 SU and ATS in their last nine games, while averaging a solid 112 PPG offensively and allowing just 104 PPG defensively across that timeframe – likely presenting a steep uphill battle for a Knicks squad that’s averaging just 98.2 PPG across their current 1-4 SU skid.

NEW YORK KNICKS VS. MIAMI HEAT BETTING ODDS

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NEW YORK KNICKS VS. MIAMI HEAT BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Atlantic vs. Southeast
  • Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
  • Venue: FTX Arena
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • TV-Time: ESPN - 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

NEW YORK KNICKS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 23-25
  • ATS: 24-24-
  • O/U: 20-28

New York’s outstanding success came as quite the surprise last season, as the Knicks finished fourth in the East with an impressive tally of 41-31 SU – before getting completely outmatched by the Hawks in the first round of the playoffs.

The Knicks haven’t caught anybody off guard this year though, considering New York ranks 11th in the East straight-up with a record of 23-25 SU and 8th against the spread with a record of 24-24 ATS – despite getting tagged as favorites in 28 matchups so far this season.

MIAMI HEAT BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 30-17
  • ATS: 28-19
  • O/U: 28-19

After finishing sixth in the East with a record of 40-32 SU last year, the Heat made some dramatic changes during the offseason to better suit needs at the offensive end, as Miami shipped off Goran Dragic and Precious Achiuwa to Toronto in exchange for All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry through a massive deal.

The Heat are 6-2 ATS in their last eight matchups against New York. (AP)

NEW YORK KNICKS VS. MIAMI HEAT HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Heat swept a three-game regular-season set against New York last year, with all three of those matchups staying well under the total at an average of 197.3 PPG.

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • NYK: Julius Randle - PF (18.9 PPG, 9.9 REB, 5.1 AST)
  • NYK: RJ Barrett - SG (17.4 PPG, 5.9 REB, 2.6 AST)
  • MIA: Jimmy Butler - SF (21.4 PPG, 6 REB, 6.1 AST)
  • MIA: Tyler Herro - SG (20.7 PPG, 4.9 REB, 4 AST)

NEW YORK KNICKS VS. MIAMI HEAT BETTING CONCLUSION

After posting SU losses in four of their last five games, the Knicks hit the road for Wednesday’s contest as six-point underdogs against the Heat at FTX Arena – marking the ninth straight home game that Miami has been favored by four points or more in.

I’ll lay the points with Miami here, as New York has been tough to stomach recently, considering the Knicks went 1-4 SU across their latest five-game homestand, while scoring just 98.2 PPG during that timeframe – setting the stage for a tough road matchup against a Heat squad that’s racked up 112 PPG across their current 7-2 SU run.

NEW YORK KNICKS VS. MIAMI HEAT BETTING TRENDS

  • The Knicks are 2-6 ATS in their last eight matchups against Miami
  • The Heat are 8-2 ATS in their last ten games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of the last 16 Knicks' games.
  • The total has gone OVER in nine of the last 13 Heat' games.
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