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New York Knicks vs Miami Heat Predictions, Props & Odds for April 2

Sascha Paruk

by Sascha Paruk in NBA Basketball

Updated Apr 3, 2024 · 10:15 AM PDT

New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson celebrates a three
Jan 27, 2024; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) reacts after making a three point basket during the second half against the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
  • Two teams fighting for playoff positioning in the East meet on Tuesday when the Knicks visit the Heat
  • New York has lost two straight while Miami has won two in a row
  • Below, find the New York Knicks vs Miami Heat odds, predictions, and player props for April 2

Just half a game back of the #3 seed in the Eastern Conference, the New York Knicks (44-30, 20-16 away, ATS) visit the Miami Heat (41-33, 19-17 home, ATS) on Tuesday night at the Kaseya Center at 7:40 pm ET.

Still battling a rash on injuries, New York is listed as a slight underdog against a Miami team that’s trending towards the healthier end of the spectrum.

New York Knicks vs Miami Heat Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
New York Knicks +3 (-110) +124 Over 206.5 (-110)
Miami Heat -3 (-110) -146 Under 206.5 (-110)

Miami is a three-point home favorite in Tuesday’s NBA odds and -146 on the moneyline. The Knicks come back as +124 underdogs to win straight-up. The game total is at a miniscule 206.5, which is 8.5 points lower than any of the other eight games on the NBA schedule today.

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If the NBA playoff bracket was finalized today, the Knicks would face the #5 Orlando Magic in the first round, but New York is only half a game behind Cleveland for the #3 seed and half a game of falling behind the Magic.

Miami is currently the #7 seed and would host the 7-vs-8 Play-In Game against the 76ers. The Heat are one game back of #6 Indiana with two games in hand (i.e. if Miami wins its next two, it will be tied for the #6 seed with six games remaining in the regular season).

Knicks Win Streak Ends with Two Close Losses

New York had won three straight and seven of eight before a 130-126 OT loss at San Antonio on Friday, spoiling a 61-point outburst from Jalen Brunson. Two days later, that setback became a two-game losing streak with a 113-112 heartbreaker at home to OKC. The Knicks blew a nine-point fourth-quarter lead thanks to a dagger from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with 2.1 on the clock.

The Knicks’ injury report continues to be both long and talented. Julius Randle (shoulder) remains sidelined while OG Anunoby (elbow) will miss Tuesday’s game, as well. Mitchell Robinson (ankle) has been listed as questionable. Randle hasn’t played since Jan. 27 while Anunoby has been out since March 16.

The Knicks are 2-0 against the Heat so far this season, winning 100-98 on Nov. 24 and 125-109 on Jan. 27, both at Madison Square Garden.

Heat Pick Up Wins Over NBA Basement-Dwellers

Miami was riding an ugly 4-7 stretch prior to a pair of cupcake games against Portland and Washington on Friday and Sunday, respectively. The Heat did what they needed to, routing the Blazers 142-82 before topping the Wizards 119-107. On Tuesday, the Heat will have the chance to record their first three-game win streak since late February.

Deadline acquisition Terry Rozier had a team-high 27 points in the win over Washington, equalling his biggest output in a Miami jersey.

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One of the hardest hit teams by injuries this season, Miami is healthier than it has been but still missing key bodies.

Tyler Herro (20.8 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 4.4 APG) is out with a foot injury, while Josh Richardson (9.9 PPG, 2.4 APG) is out due to shoulder surgery.

Rozier (16.1 PPG), Duncan Robinson (13.4 PPG), Caleb Martin (10.1 PPG), and Nikola Jovic (6.7 PPG) are all listed as probable due to various injuries.

NYK vs MIA Player Props

Player Points Rebounds Assists Three-Pointers Made
Bam Adebayo (MIA) 17.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 10.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120) 3.5 (Ov -125 | Un -105) 0.5 (Ov +130 | Un -166)
Donte DiVincenzo (NYK) 16.5 (Ov -125 | Un -105) 3.5 (Ov -135 | Un +105) 2.5 (Ov +105 | Un -135) 3.5 (Ov -166 | Un +130)
Duncan Robinson (MIA) 10.5 (Ov -140 | Un +110) 2.5 (Ov +105 | Un -135) 2.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110) 2.5 (Ov -130 | Un -100)
Isaiah Hartenstein (NYK) 8.5 (Ov +110 | Un -140) 8.5 (Ov +105 | Un -135) 2.5 (Ov +114 | Un -145) OFF
Jalen Brunson (NYK) 28.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120) 2.5 (Ov -160 | Un +124) 5.5 (Ov -166 | Un +130) 2.5 (Ov -140 | Un +110)
Jimmy Butler (MIA) 20.5 (Ov -105 | Un -125) 4.5 (Ov -135 | Un +105) 5.5 (Ov +124 | Un -160) 0.5 (Ov -200 | Un +154)
Josh Hart (NYK) 10.5 (Ov -105 | Un -125) 10.5 (Ov -100 | Un -130) 5.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110) 0.5 (Ov -195 | Un +150)
Miles McBride (NYK) 13.5 (Ov -125 | Un -105) 2.5 (Ov -105 | Un -125) 2.5 (Ov -150 | Un +120) 2.5 (Ov -140 | Un +110)
Nikola Jovic (MIA) 7.5 (Ov -105 | Un -125) 3.5 (Ov -145 | Un +114) OFF 1.5 (Ov  +105 | Un -135)
Terry Rozier (MIA) 16.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120) 3.5 (Ov -130 | Un -100) 4.5 (Ov +124 | Un -160) 1.5 (Ov -180 | Un +140)

Brunsion is listed with the highest point total of the night at 28.5 while Butler leads the Heat at 20.5. Miami center and Knicks guard Josh Hart both have rebound totals of 10.5.

Knicks vs Heat Prediction

Over the last month-plus, Miami has gone 8-8. Only two wins came against teams currently holding a top-ten seed in their conference and both of those were against a Cleveland squad missing Donovan Mitchell. Three of the other six victories came against NBA-worst Detroit (13-62). They also beat Portland (19-56), Utah (29-46), and Washington (14-61).

The Knicks are 9-6 in that same time span, including victories over Orlando (44-31), Sacramento (43-31), and Golden State (40-34).

Miami is one of the few NBA teams that has a better road record (22-16) than home record (19-17) this season, while the Knicks are four games over .500 on the road. This is a great spot to back the Knicks as moneyline underdogs.

NYK vs MIA pick: Knicks moneyline (+124) – two units

Sascha Paruk’s 2023-24 NBA betting record:

  • 18-23 moneyline (+4.06 units)
  • 23-18-2 ATS (+4.90 units)
  • 0-1 over/under (-1.00 units)
  • 8-14 player props (-7.08 units)
  • 0-3 same-game parlay (-3.00 units)

All wagers one unit unless expressly stated otherwise 

 

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