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New York Knicks vs Miami Heat 5/12/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

New York Knicks vs Miami Heat 5/12/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

East Semifinals – Game 6, MIA leads series 3-2

The New York Knicks are facing a crucial Game Six of their playoff series against the Miami Heat at the Kaseya Center. The Knicks have had a tough time on the road this postseason, winning only two out of six games away from home. Despite their struggles, the team has been impressive on defense and ranks third in defensive efficiency during the postseason. In Game Five, the Knicks managed to keep their season alive with a strong 112-103 home victory over the Heat. The team shot at an impressive 49% overall, hitting 13 three-pointers out of 34 attempts. 

Point Guard Jalen Brunson was the standout player in Game Five, leading all scorers with 38 points on 12-for-22 shooting from the field. He also contributed nine rebounds and seven assists. R.J. Barrett scored 26 points, while All-Star forward Julius Randle added 24 points and five rebounds. The Knicks dominated the Heat on the boards, outrebounding them by a significant margin of 50-34. Currently, the Knicks are shooting 29.2% from beyond the arc and 73% from the free-throw line. The team’s defense has been solid, allowing only 31.8% shooting from deep and grabbing an average of 45.8 rebounds per game.

  • The total remained UNDER in 5 of New York’s last 6 games on the road.
  • The New York Knicks are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games on the road against Miami.
  • New York is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.

New York Knicks vs Miami Heat 5/12/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

As for the Miami Heat, they have remained unbeaten in their first four home games of the playoffs and hold the fourth spot in offensive efficiency during the postseason. In their recent match, they began strong, taking a 24-14 lead after the first quarter, but struggled in the second half as they faced a considerable 19-point deficit. The Heat had difficulty in shooting, particularly from beyond the arc, missing 30 of their 43 three-point attempts and shooting at just 42 percent overall.

SF Jimmy Butler led Miami with 19 points, connecting on 9 of 11 free throws, while also contributing nine assists and seven rebounds. Center Bam Adebayo, the team’s All-Star center, provided 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds. Off the bench, SG Duncan Robinson made five three-pointers on 10 attempts, finishing with 17 points. The Miami Heat are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.

  • The Miami Heat are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games at home against New York.
  • Miami is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division.

New York Knicks vs Miami Heat. The NBA pick for this game is the Miami Heat. New York PG Immanuel Quickley missed the last two games with a sprained left ankle and is not sure to suit up for this match. The NY Knicks started with PG Brunson and SF Quentin Grimes all 48 minutes to secure the win at home. Take the Heat to cover against a banged-up squad and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. Prediction: Miami Heat will win 110-99.

NBA Starting Time: 7:30 PM (EDT)

Location: Kaseya Center in Miami, FL

Date: Friday, May 12, 2023


NBA Odds: Miami Heat -5.5

NBA Totals: 208.5

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