New York Knicks vs Miami Heat Prediction, 2/9/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Miami Heat
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+8)
The Miami Heat (9-14) host the New York Knicks (11-14) at AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday. The line on this game has Miami as 8-point favorites. The O/U is set at 208.
The New York Knicks faced off with the Heat and went home with a loss by a final score of 109-103 in their last contest. New York finished the game having earned a 44.7% field goal percentage (38 out of 85) and buried 16 out of their 42 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Knicks made 11 of 15 attempts for a rate of 73.3%. With respect to getting rebounds, they compiled 44 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 23 dimes for the game in addition to getting 8 steals and 2 blocks. In relation to defense, New York allowed their opponent to shoot 48.2% from the floor on 40 out of 83 shooting. Miami doled out 25 assists and had 6 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, the Heat pulled down 44 boards (6 offensive, 38 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Miami walked away from this one shooting 80.0% at the charity stripe by making 16 of their 20 tries. They made 13 of their 35 shots from beyond the arc.
Julius Randle is someone who was a contributor for this game. He racked up 26 points on 10 of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 37:57 mins played and totaled 13 boards. Randle walked away from this one shooting 55.6% from the floor and also dished out 7 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Knicks was Reggie Bullock. He snagged 3 rebounds and also totaled 2 dimes. He finished the game at 41.2% from the field for this game by shooting 7-of-17 (21 points). Overall, Bullock saw the court for 31:04 min.
New York will take the court with a mark of 11-14 on the season. The Knicks are hitting 35.5% on shots from 3-point land (245 of 690) and 76.2% from the charity stripe. They average 102.7 points per contest (30th in basketball) while connecting on 44.9% from the field. They turn it over 13.8 times per game and as a team they are committing 20.7 fouls per game. As a team, New York is collecting 46.6 rebounds per game and is sitting with 525 assists for the season, which is 24th in the league in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Knicks are forcing 11.4 turnovers every game and they draw 18.8 personal fouls. They currently rank 12th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 563 conceded so far this year. The Knicks are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 43.7% (286 of 471) and they concede 44.7 boards per contest as a team. They relinquish 31.8% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 1st in the league in PPG allowed (104.1).
In their win over the Knicks, the Heat pulled down 38 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 in the matchup. They also turned away 2 shots while recording 6 steals for this contest. The Knicks were called for 20 fouls in the game which got the Heat to the charity stripe for 20 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 80.0%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, Miami made 13 of their 35 attempts (37.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Heat went 40 out of 83 from the field which had them shooting 48.2%. The Heat permitted the Knicks to bury 38 of 85 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.7% for this game. They shot 38.1% from 3-point land by connecting on 16 of 42 and walked away from this one shooting 11 of 15 at the free throw line (73.3%). With respect to rebounds, Miami allowed New York to get 44 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Bam Adebayo ended up being a major contributor for the Heat for this game. He knocked down 10 of 17 in this contest for a rate of 58.8%, which earned him 24 points. Adebayo snagged 11 boards in his 38:44 mins of time on the court and totaled 5 assists for this contest. One more player who was a determining factor for Miami was Jimmy Butler. He was able to score 17 points in 34:15 mins played by going 3 out of 11 shooting for this contest. Butler ended up shooting 27.3% from the field while also totaling 9 dimes and 10 total rebounds.
Miami has a record of 9-14 this season. Miami has accounted for 2,468 points so far this season (107.3 per game) and they pull down 42.0 rebounds per contest. The Heat are responsible for committing 19.9 fouls per contest and they go 77.9% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Heat are hitting on 46.8% from the field, which ranks 11th in the league. They are dishing out assists 25.7 times per contest (10th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.8 times per game. The Heat are ranked 11th in the NBA in PPG given up with 110.7. The Miami defense surrenders 37.9% on 3-point attempts (355 of 937) and their opposition knocks down 78.2% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 25.0 dimes and 44.1 rebounds per game, which is 18th and 11th in basketball. They have forced 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (7th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Miami (-8)
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