New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat
The Miami Heat look to close out the series today against the New York Knicks in Game 4. The Heat are -8 point favorites over the Knicks with an over/under point total set at 183.
Head to head, the Heat are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in New York, while the favorite is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The Knicks are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 home games, but just 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 playoff games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5 and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Heat on the other hand are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 playoff games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5 and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 playoff games as a favorite, but just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.
If ever the Knicks had a chance to get back into this series it was in the opening half of Game 3. New York led by double digits half way through the second quarter on Thursday night and should have probably been more, however they let the Heat get to within four points heading into the major break and the rest was history. With the 87-70 defeat, the Knicks have now lost 13 straight playoff games and their chances to upset Maimi are all but dead.
If you told me the Knicks were getting eight points at home against anyone in the league during the last month of the regular season I would have taken that in a heart beat. However, as it stands New York don’t stand a chance in my eyes. If ever they were going to get a win it would of been in Game 3, and they had a great chance to take a commanding lead into half time and didn’t go it. The Heat have now beaten the Knicks all six times this season by double digits or greater, why not again?
Miami Heat -8 New York Knicks