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Miami Heat vs New York Knicks 4/30/2023 Predictions, Odds and Free Picks

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks 4/30/2023 Predictions, Odds and Free Picks

East Semifinals – Game 1, Series starts 4/30

NBA playoff action will feature the Miami Heat against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Sunday evening. The Heat, who eliminated the Milwaukee Bucks in five games, boasts the third-best offensive efficiency in the postseason. In their last game on Wednesday, Miami staged an impressive comeback from a 16-point deficit to secure a 128-126 overtime victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

SF Jimmy Butler had a remarkable performance, scoring a game-high 42 points on 17-for-33 shooting and grabbing eight rebounds. Gabe Vincent also made a significant contribution with 22 points (9-23 FG) and six assists, while All-Star center Bam Adebayo finished with a triple-double, scoring 20 points along with ten rebounds and ten assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 45 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks are averaging 99.6 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 94.2 points on 44.9

  • Miami are 1-4 ATS and SU in their last 5 matches with the Knicks
  • The total went OVER in 6 of Miami’s last 6 games on the road.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 15 of Miami’s last 20 games on the road against New York. 

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks 4/30/2023 Predictions, Odds and Free Picks

The New York Knicks, on the other hand, are known for their defensive prowess and rank second in defensive efficiency in the playoffs. They finished five games above .500 at home during the regular season and are coming off an impressive road win against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. In that game, they dominated the Cavaliers on the boards with a 48-30 rebounding advantage and led from start to finish.

PG Jalen Brunson led the Knicks in scoring with 23 points (8-22 FG) and four assists, while R.J. Barrett continued his stellar play with 21 points, four rebounds, and four assists. Mitchell Robinson was a force in the paint with 13 points and a whopping 18 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 28.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The NY Knicks are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.

  • The total went UNDER in 5 of NY’s last 6 games with a team in the Eastern Conference.
  • New York is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division.
  • The New York Knicks are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games played in April.

Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks. The NBA Pick for this contest is the New York Knicks. Miami’s SG Tyler Herro suffered a broken right hand and will not play in this series. All-Star PF Julius Randle left Wednesday’s victory with a sprained left ankle and his status for this game is uncertain. SF Jimmy Butler and the Heat caught fire in the opening round, but the Knicks will be much better prepared defensively. Take New York to cover at home. Prediction: New York Knicks win 108-99.

NBA Starting Time: 1:00 PM ET

Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY

Date: Sunday, April 30, 2023


NBA Odds/Point Spread: New York Knicks -4.5

NBA Totals: 207.5

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