Heat vs Knicks Prediction NBA Picks 1/27/24

New York Knicks (26-17) vs Miami Heat (24-19)

Game Info: Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 3:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Knicks -5.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Miami Heat and the New York Knicks collide at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Here’s a Heat vs Knicks Prediction.

Miami Heat

The Miami Heat have been in a real funk as they are now on a five-game losing streak after getting thrashed by the Celtics in a 143-110 loss on Thursday. Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo led the team with 19 points each, Jimmy Butler added 17 points while Haywood Highsmith chipped in with 14 points. As a team, the Heat shot 44 percent from the field and 16 of 42 from the 3-point line, but they couldn't stop anything the Celtics were doing on the offensive end and were always playing from behind by allowing 42 points in the first quarter. Terry Rozier had a rough game of just seven points on three of 10 shooting in a rare start while Caleb Martin scored just eight points on two of 12 shooting off the bench.

Miami Heat Player Facts

  • Bam Adebayo ranks 8th amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.5) this season.
  • Tyler Herro ranks 9th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.3) this season.

New York Knicks

Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have been playing their best basketball of the season as they've won 11 of their last 13 games overall and they will be eager to build on their five-game win streak after blowing past the Nuggets in a 122-84 win on Thursday. OG Anunoby led the team with 26 points and six steals, Jalen Brunson added 21 points, Quentin Grimes tallied 19 points off the bench while Julius Randle chipped in with 17 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. As a team, the Knicks shot 52 percent from the field and 15 of 38 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Nuggets from the start, pouring in 62 points in the first half to take a double-digit lead which only got bigger as the game wore on. The Knicks played great defense to hold the Nuggets to just 40 percent shooting while forcing Nikola Jokic into seven turnovers.

New York Knicks Player Facts

  • Jalen Brunson is one of only eight players in the league to have scored 30+ points in five straight games this season.
  • Julius Randle ranks 4th amongst qualified Centers for points per game (24.1) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Knicks ranks 1st in the league for rebound percentage this season (53.3%).
  • The Knicks rank 2nd in the league for opponent points per game this season (109.8).
  • The Heat rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.3).
  • The Heat rank 2nd in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (9.5).

Heat vs Knicks Prediction

The Heat are still without Jaime Jacquez Jr and Kevin Love, while the Knicks are still missing Isaiah Hartenstein. The Heat are coming into this one in season-worst form and they would've been so disappointed with how they played against the Celtics on Thursday. In contrast, the Knicks have been on fire lately, they just smashed the Nuggets with ease and I think they can stay hot with another win and cover against this stumbling Heat team. The line is reasonable for this one, so I'm happy to back the Knicks and lay the points at home.

Peter’s Pick New York -5.5

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