Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Prediction, 3/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs New York Knicks
Date: Monday, March 29, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (-4)
The Miami Heat (22-24) go to Madison Square Garden on Monday where they'll take on the New York Knicks (24-22). The line on this game has Miami as 4-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 222.
The Miami Heat took the court against the Charlotte Hornets and took a loss by a score of 110-105 in their last game. Miami wrapped up the contest having earned a 46.0% FG percentage (40 of 87) and converted 15 of their 43 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Heat buried 10 of 20 shots for a rate of 50.0%. With regard to rebounding, they earned 39 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 28 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With respect to the defense, Miami allowed the other team to shoot 49.4% from the field on 39 of 79 shooting. Charlotte recorded 30 assists and had 6 steals for the contest. Additionally, Charlotte snagged 42 rebounds (6 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Charlotte finished the game shooting 73.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 14 of 19 attempts. They made 18 of 43 shots from downtown.
Jimmy Butler is a guy who played a role for the game. He ended up with 20 points on 7 of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38:01 mins and also pulled down 5 rebounds. Butler finished the game at 43.8% from the field and recorded 9 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this contest for the Heat was Duncan Robinson. He snagged 1 rebound in his 28:23 minutes on the hardwood. He finished the game shooting 70.0% from the field in this contest by connecting on 7-of-10 (20 points). In all, Robinson had 4 assists.
Miami comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 22-24 for the year. They cough up possession 14.9 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 19.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Miami is grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game and has earned 1,191 dimes on the season, which is 6th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Heat are connecting on 34.6% on three-point attempts (582 of 1,683) and 79.3% from the free throw line. They average 106.5 pts per contest (26th in the league) while connecting on 45.8% from the field. On defense, the Heat are forcing 15.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.2 personal fouls. They are giving up 36.5% on 3-point shots and they are 4th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (108.0). The Heat defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 44.6% (692 of 927) and they surrender 44.2 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 25th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,178 surrendered on the year.
The last time they took the court, the New York Knicks walked away with a victory by a final of 102-96 when they faced the Milwaukee Bucks. The Knicks were able to pull down 32 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 44 for this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while recording 9 steals in this game. The Bucks committed 11 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Knicks to the charity stripe for 8 shots. They were able to bury 6 of those for a clip of 75.0%. Pertaining to shots from distance, New York knocked down 16 of their 44 attempts (36.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Knicks went 40 out of 93 from the field which had them shooting 43.0%. The Knicks permitted the Bucks to convert 36 out of their 87 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.4% in this game. They went 38.9% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 14 out of 36 and finished the game at 10 of 16 from the free throw line (62.5%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, New York permitted Milwaukee to get 48 in all (15 on the offensive side).
Alec Burks ended up having an impact for the Knicks for the matchup. He buried 7 out of 13 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 53.8%, and tallied 10 rebounds. Burks accumulated 21 points in his 40:48 minutes of playing time and tallied 5 assists for the contest. An additional guy who was a determining factor for New York was RJ Barrett. He finished this one with 7 dimes in 38:09 mins played, and he knocked down 8 out of 22 from the floor. Barrett finished going 36.4% from the field and also contributing 21 points and 7 rebounds.
New York has a win-loss record of 24-22 this year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Knicks are hitting on 45.1% from the field, which has them ranked 22nd in the league. New York has accounted for 4,842 pts for the year (105.3 per game) and they collect 46.1 boards per game. They are earning an assist 21.0 times per game (29th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.6 times per contest. The Knicks commit 20.8 fouls per game while shooting 76.7% from the free throw line. The Knicks on the defensive end are ranked 1st in basketball in PPG surrendered with 104.7. The New York defense gives up 33.6% on shots from 3-point land (553 of 1,644) and their opponents are knocking down 76.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 22.9 dimes and 43.6 boards per contest, which has them ranked 3rd and 13th in the NBA. They are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.3% from the floor (1st in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New York (+4) and over 222 points
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