New York Knicks vs Miami Heat Prediction, 3/25/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Miami Heat
Date: Friday, March 25, 2022
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The New York Knicks (31-42) are traveling to FTX Arena on Friday where they will compete against the Miami Heat (47-26).
The Knicks stepped onto the hardwood against the Hornets and notched a win by a score of 121-106 in their last contest. New York wrapped up the contest with a 51.8% field goal percentage (43 of 83) and knocked down 20 out of their 45 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Knicks made 15 of their 17 attempts for a percentage of 88.2%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they earned 40 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 30 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In reference to defending, New York let their opponent shoot 47.2% from the field on 42 out of 89 shooting. Charlotte doled out 45 dimes and had 26 steals for the game. Additionally, Charlotte snagged 31 boards (14 offensive, 17 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Charlotte walked away from this one shooting 52.9% from the free throw line by making 9 of their 17 attempts. They also made 13 of 46 attempts from beyond the arc. In the matter of personal fouls, the Knicks finished with 17 while the Hornets racked up 9 personal fouls.
Obi Toppin is one player who was important for the game. Toppin finished the contest at 72.7% from the floor and dished out 6 assists. He was on the hardwood for 40 minutes and also grabbed 11 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 18 points on 8 out of 11 shooting.
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New York comes into this one with a win-loss record of 31-42 for the year. They cough up possession 13.5 times per game and as a unit they commit 20.5 fouls every game. As a team, New York is snagging 46.3 rebounds per game and has 1,580 assists this season, which ranks 29th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Knicks are connecting on 35.7% on shots from distance (952 of 2,665) and 74.7% from the free throw line. They average 106.3 points per contest (27th in the league) while hitting 43.7% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Knicks are forcing 12.5 turnovers every game and they draw 20.3 fouls. They give up 34.4% on 3-point attempts and they are 8th in basketball in points per game allowed (106.9). The Knicks are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.6% (2,811 of 6,306) and they surrender 43.9 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 14th in the NBA in allowing assists with 1,766 conceded this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Heat took a defeat with a final score of 118-104 when they faced the Warriors. The Heat corralled 26 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 34 in this matchup. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while recording 8 steals for this game. The Warriors earned 11 personal fouls in the game which got the Heat to the free throw line for a total of 21 tries. They were able to make 16 of the free throw tries for a clip of 76.2%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, Miami knocked down 14 of their 36 tries (38.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Heat walked away from this one shooting 37 for 85 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.5%. The Heat allowed the Warriors to convert 40 of their 77 tries from the floor which had them shooting 51.9% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 41.7% from beyond the arc by connecting on 15 out of 36 and finished the game at 23 of 27 from the free throw line (85.2%). When it comes to rebounding, Miami permitted Golden State to get 38 in all (7 on the offensive side).
Kyle Lowry was important for the Heat for the matchup. He made 9 out of 14 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 64.3%, and had 1 rebound. Lowry recorded 26 points in his 38 mins on the hardwood and totaled 9 dimes for the contest.
Miami has a record of 47-26 this year. The Heat have committed 20.5 personal fouls per contest and they go 81.2% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 25.6 times per game (6th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.4 times per contest. Miami has accumulated 7,986 pts so far this season (109.4 per contest) and they collect 44.1 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Heat are connecting on 46.2% from the field, which is 14th in basketball.
The Heat defensively are ranked 5th in the league in points per game surrendered with 105.1. They are forcing 15.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.5% from the field (4th in the NBA). The Miami defense surrenders 34.1% on shots from 3-point land (949 of 2,780) and their opposition makes 77.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 23.1 assists and 41.9 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 4th and 2nd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Miami and under the total points
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