Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks - 12/20/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Knicks (7-21) at Miami Heat (20-8)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 20, 2019 at 8:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -10 -- Over/Under: 214 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Knicks and Miami Heat meet Friday in NBA action at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The New York Knicks look for a win after winning three of their last four games. The New York Knicks are averaging 102.7 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Marcus Morris is averaging 18.8 points and 5.7 rebounds while Julius Randle is averaging 17.4 points and 8.8 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Mitchell Robinson is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost four of their last six road games.
The Miami Heat look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 112.1 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.2 points and 6.8 rebounds while Kendrick Nunn is averaging 16.1 points and 3.6 assists. Goran Dragic is the third double-digit scorer and Bam Adebayo is grabbing 10.7 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won 11 of their last 12 home games.
The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Heat are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 home games, 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games as a home favorite and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 13-5 in Knicks last 18 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 6-0 in Heat last 6 overall. The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 25-10-2 in the last 37 meetings.
The New York Knicks lose on the road by an average of 12 points, while the Heat win at home by an average of 14.2 points. Dragic has also been upgraded to questionable for this game and his potential return gives a banged up Miami team a huge boost. Jimmy Butler has been run into the ground these last two weeks with having to run point guard duties the entire game. This should be a comfortable Heat victory.