Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals will see the Miami Heat (2-1) play the New York Knicks (1-2). The matchup will take place at the Kaseya Center on Monday. The Miami Heat took the upper hand in the series by securing a 105-86 victory in Game 3, giving them a 2-1 lead over the New York Knicks. This match is sure to be close. The Miami Heat and the New York Knicks have each shown top-tier defensive play lately. It could come down to the last few seconds before a victor is determined.
Form Miami Heat
The Miami Heat, after emerging victorious over the New York Knicks with a score of 105-86, are aiming for back-to-back wins. This outcome improved their 10-game record to 7-3. At the Kaseya Center, they have mustered a 31-15 record this season.
The Miami Heat offense seems to have kicked things up a notch. Despite only scoring 110.0 points per game this season, they’ve averaged 113.0 points in the last five matches. Opposing teams have a tough time breaking the Miami Heat defense, which has only allowed an average of 109.8 points.
The Miami Heat have matched expectations by making it to the Semifinals of the Eastern Conference. Everyone is now wondering if the hosts have what it takes to go even further. Their 51-41 season record shows that anything is possible.
Victor Oladipo and Tyler Herro are both set to miss the game.
At the last Miami Heat game, Jimmy Butler was the top scorer with 28 points and a 42.9% shooting rate. Max Strus came in second with 19 points, and Bam Adebayo was third with 17 points.
Form New York Knicks
After taking a disappointing 105-86 loss to the Miami Heat, the New York Knicks are eager to rebound. They have notched a 5-5 record across their last 10 games, and their away record this season stands at 26-19.
The New York Knicks are scoring 114.6 points on average in the NBA this season and 113.1 points on the road. The New York Knicks have been a defensive powerhouse all season. They’ve limited opponents to an impressive 111.8 points on average, including 101.2 in their previous five outings.
This season, the New York Knicks have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with. As the fifth seed, the visitors have accumulated an impressive 52-38 record. With their sights set on dominating the playoffs, they are determined to push their limits and conquer any challenges that come their way.
Jericho Sims is the only reported injury concern for the New York Knicks ahead of Monday’s game.
Jalen Brunson delivered 20 points in the previous New York Knicks game, shooting 35.0% from the floor Not only that, Josh Hart scored 15 points, while RJ Barrett added 14 buckets against the Miami Heat.
The New York Knicks proved to be a thorn in the side of the Miami Heat during the regular season. They emerged victorious in three out of four matchups. In Game 3 of their playoff contest against the New York Knicks, the Miami Heat put on an impressive performance on their home court, winning 105-86. This gave them a 2-1 lead in the series.
The Miami Heat tallied 108.9 points on average per game from their ten most recent showdowns against the New York Knicks. The latter managed an average of 105.4 points in comparison.
Bet365.com has the betting odds for the Miami Heat vs New York Knicks matchup on Monday. Check the link here for a full list of bets.
- Moneyline (ML): New York Knicks (+160) | Miami Heat (-180)
- Against the spread (ATS): New York Knicks +4.5 (-110) | Miami Heat -4.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 206.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Go for the Miami Heat to win (1.55) on the moneyline.
The Miami Heat are on an impressive run of form. Their 105-86 win over the New York Knicks improved their record for the last 10 games to 7-3 last time out. They’re favorites to add another victory to their haul on Monday, with -180 odds. This implies there is a 64% chance of a home win. The New York Knicks are not favored in this matchup, as the +160 underdogs. Their recent record isn’t helping their case either, as they have only won half of their last ten games. Things have not been looking up for the visitors, with their most recent outing ending in defeat to the Miami Heat, 105-86.
Betting on the Miami Heat at -180 for the outright victory is too hard to pass up. The Kaseya Center has been a successful one for the hosts this season with a 31-15 record, and they have won four out of the last five home games.
Against the Spread
Take the Miami Heat -4.5 (1.91) as they are the best bet.
The oddsmakers are siding with the Miami Heat on the spread, but not by much. The hosts open up as the 4.5-point favorites over the New York Knicks for Monday. In the last five matches the Miami Heat played against the New York Knicks at home, they won three of them with an average margin of victory of 13.3 points.
The Miami Heat have had a great run lately, beating the spread in four straight home matches. Their record versus the spread at the Kaseya Center is currently 18-26-2. Recently, the Miami Heat have had an impressive run in point spread betting. They have covered the spread four times in their last five home matches. Their ATS record over the last 10 rounds is 8-2.
The New York Knicks have gone 28-16-1 ATS on the road. Their overall record for the season is 49-38-3 ATS. The New York Knicks covered four times in their last ten games, scoring an average of 103.7 points and conceding 104.3 points.
Total over 206.5 (1.91) is our pick.
It looks like the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks are getting ready for a hard-fought, low-scoring game, since their past meetings have been like that. The ten matches between them have averaged 214.3 points.
The Miami Heat and the New York Knicks accumulated more points than the 206.5 line set in seven of their last ten matches. Betting Over on the Total option this Monday brings odds of -110.
The Miami Heat are 46-45 O/U against the total this season. Their record at the Kaseya Center is 25-21 O/U. The Miami Heat had a record of 18-20 O/U when facing teams from the Atlantic Division in their most recent matchups. They are 6-4 O/U in their last ten games overall.
The New York Knicks went under the total in their last five road games. Their away record is 19-24 O/U. The average number of points scored in the past 10 New York Knicks matches was 208.0, with eight of these games finishing under the total.