Miami Heat vs New York Knicks 1/12/2020 NBA Picks and Game Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Miami Heat vs New York Knicks 1/12/2020 – The red hot Miami Heat are streaking and continuing their success in the NBA as they proved to be one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. They will now travel to Madison Square Garden to meet up with their old rival from the ’90s, the New York Knicks at the historic Madison Square Garden this Sunday, January 12 at 3:30 pm Eastern Time. This game will be televised by MSG and NBA League Pass will have the live stream available for their subscribers. The Miami Heat are favored to win on the road against the Knicks by NBA Game Odds and the woes of New York will continue.
Miami Heat vs New York Knicks 1/12/2020
Miami Heat vs New York Knicks 1/12/2020 Betting Odds
Miami Heat Betting
The arrival of Jimmy Butler had sparked the Miami Heat and created a culture of winning. Goran Dragic the team’s second-leading scorer and he will be coming off the bench. So far this season, Dragic’s name has become a contender for this year’s 6th man award. Miami scored a full house in the NBA draft with rookies Tyler Herro, Kendrick Nunn and Duncan Robinson each averaging double figures for the season. Bam Adebayo will be a force in the Knicks interior and he has proven to be deserving of that spot since the departure of Hassan Whiteside.
Players to watch: J. Butler SF 33 GP 33 GS 35.2 MIN 20.6 PTS 2 OR 4.9 DR 6.9 REB 6.5 AST 2 STL 0.5 BLK 2.5 TO 1.3 PF 2.5 AST/TO 23.95 PER
G. Dragic PG 28 GP 1 GS 28.1 MIN 15.9 PTS 0.4 OR 2.7 DR 3.1 REB 5 AST 0.6 STL 0.3 BLK 2.5 TO 1.8 PF 2 AST/TO 16.69 PER
B. Adebayo C 38 GP 38 GS 34.3 MIN 15.9 PTS 2.6 OR 7.9 DR 10.5 REB 4.5 AST 1.3 STL 1.2 BLK 2.8 TO 2.6 PF 1.6 AST/TO 20.94 PER.
New York Knicks Betting
The New York Knicks doesn’t have a shortage of quality power forwards. In fact, this is their problem right now as they try to juggle Julius Randle, Marcus Morris and Bobby Portis in that position. So far, it has been Bobby Portis that has his numbers suffered but he has to bow down to the stellar play of Randle as well as the shooting accuracy of Morris which he can play on the three spot. The real problem of the Knicks right now is the guard position where RJ Barrett was supposed to dominate but he has been shooting below 40% for the season. Elfrid Payton was gon from the lineup at the start of the season but his comeback and lack of scoring is hurting this team.
Players to Watch: J. Randle PF 37 GP 37 GS 32.1 MIN 18.5 PTS 2.2 OR 6.9 DR 9.1 REB 3.2 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 2.9 TO 2.7 PF 1.1 AST/TO 16.74 PER
R. Barrett SG 38 GP 38 GS 31.4 MIN 13.8 PTS 1.1 OR 4.2 DR 5.2 REB 2.4 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.3 TO 2.3 PF 1.1 AST/TO 9.89 PER
M. Robinson C 35 GP 7 GS 22.7 MIN 10.2 PTS 3 OR 3.8 DR 6.8 REB 0.5 AST 0.8 STL 1.8 BLK 0.7 TO 3.4 PF 0.8 AST/TO 23.77 PER.
Miami Heat vs New York Knicks 1/12/2020 Betting Numbers
Miami are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
New York Knicks
New York are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Justise Winslow PF Back is OUT Sunday vs New York
New York Knicks
Marcus Morris PF Neck is “?” Sunday vs Miami
Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Betting Picks
This is a game that will favor the Miami Heat according to Top Online Sportsbook. The Heat has become a force and a team that doesn’t give up quickly. Their road game record is quite bad but they are improving it so far. Expect the rookies of Miami to outclass RJ Barret for this game and the big man matchup of Bam Adebayo and Mitchell Robinson will be a good watch.
Moneyline: The Knicks are on the ML of +325 if they win this game at home while the Heat are at -425.
ATS: The Heat for this game are on -8.5 across the spread while the on the other end of the stick Knicks are at +8.5.
TOTALs: Both teams are expected to reach the 218 total for this match with the Heat going over while the Knicks are under.
Score Prediction: 116 – 107 Heat