New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat: Betting odds, prediction

New York Knicks (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
New York Knicks (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

The New York Knicks will take on the very best team in the Eastern Conference on Wednesday night when they take on the Miami Heat.

As the Knicks continue to sputter around and try and scratch their way into the play-in tournament, the Heat have found their stride. It’s going to be a tough matchup for the Knicks against one of their more historic rivals.

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat: Betting odds

According to WynnBet, the Knicks are entering this game as 6.5 point road underdogs. The Heat will be 6.5 point home favorites.

The Knicks moneyline is set at +200 with the Heat at -250.

The over/under for total points scored is set at exactly 200.

It’s one of the lowest over/under lines for total points scored you’ll see all season long.

The Knicks rank as the slowest-paced team in the league and the Heat rank 3rd last. 

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat: Predictions

After a hot start to 2022, the New YorkKnicks demons have come back to haunt them. The inconsistency as a team has been caused by poor individual performances and chemistry along with what seems like conflicting roles and rotations every night. There has been a lot of cohesion for this team and they’ve stumbled and bumbled their way into being 5-5 in their last 10.

The Miami Heat, on the other hand, have won 7 of their last 10.

They’ve had their share of obstacles to overcome and they’ve been able to steer the ship in the right direction. Bam Adebayo missed a large chunk of the season but has recently returned.

Tyler Herro looks to be out of COVID protocols and could potentially play in this game.

It’s a tale of function and dysfunction.

The Miami Heat can have 5 key players injured and still find ways to win games.

The Knicks could be perfectly healthy and find ways to lose them.

The Heat have had guys like Yertserven, Gabe Vincent, and Max Stru step up with big performances in victories.

The Knicks “depth” has hardly proven to be an asset.

Expect the Knicks to keep this relatively close considering this is a slower brand of basketball that they can compete with, but don’t expect them to leave Dade County with a W.