NBA Playoffs Betting Picks: Heat vs. Knicks Prediction: April 30th 2012
NBA Playoffs Betting Picks: April 20th 2012
Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks
Pick: Miami Heat -9.5
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Whether they blow the Knicks out or not, there’s no way anyone in their right mind can pick the New York Knicks to cover the spread against the far superior Miami Heat in this Eastern Conference showdown.
The Heat didn’t just beat New York, they crushed any hopes (dreams) that the New York Knicks may have had of winning this series, by pounding them into submission in their 100-67 rout on Saturday.
Now, I like the Heat to win again by double digits and cover the spread as a big home favorite tonight.
Miami is 5-1 ATS in their last six home games and an even more impressive 8-2 ATS in their last 10 playoff games as a favorite.
While the Heat have also gone 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game, the Knicks have gone just 1-5 ATS in their last six games as a road underdog between 5.0 and 10.5 points and I don’t see them getting the job done tonight either.
The good news for Knicks betting backers is the fact that the Road team in this series has gone 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. -Eric Williams