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Knicks vs. Heat prediction, odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, March 25 best bets from proven computer model

Knicks vs. Heat prediction, odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, March 25 best bets from proven computer model

The New York Knicks (31-42) travel to face the Miami Heat (47-26) on Friday night. New York snapped its two-game slide, defeating the Charlotte Hornets 121-106 on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Miami has dropped two straight games, falling to the Golden State Warriors in its last contest. The Heat have controlled this battle in recent years, winning five straight games against the Knicks.

Tipoff is at 8 p.m. ET in Miami. Miami is favored by eight points in the latest Knicks vs. Heat odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 215.5. Before making any Heat vs. Knicks picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 22 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 79-49 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,400. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. Heat. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Heat vs. Knicks:

  • Knicks vs. Heat spread: Miami -8
  • Knicks vs. Heat over-under: 215.5 points
  • Knicks vs. Heat money line: Miami -340, New York +270
  • NYK: Knicks are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games as road underdogs
  • MIA: Over is 4-1 in Heat last five games following an ATS loss

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Why the Heat can cover

Center Bam Adebayo is a powerful player with great length. Adebayo knows how to use his frame to get positioned on the block. He also has a nice touch around the rim. The Kentucky product averages 19.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Adebayo has logged 20-plus points in four of his last 10 outings. In his last game, the 2020 All-Star selection had 25 points, nine rebounds and four assists.

Guard Kyle Lowry is a floor general for Miami. Lowry is a feisty defender who does a good job ripping away steals. The six-time All-Star selection logs 13.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He’s also shooting 36 percent from downtown. Lowry dropped 20-plus points in back-to-back games. On March 23, he produced 26 points, nine assists and went 6-for-9 from three. 

Why the Knicks can cover

Alec Burks is a combo guard with a smooth mid-range jumper who also gets into the lane consistently. Burks averages 11.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game. The Colorado product is a reliable threat from three, shooting 39 percent from downtown. Burks has scored 15-plus in six of his last 11 games and on Mar. 22, he posted 21 points, four assists, and three steals.

Guard Immanuel Quickley gives New York immediate offense off the bench. Quickley spaces the floor with his solid shooting range and the Kentucky product logs 10.4 points, 3.1 assists, and shoots 34 percent from 3-point land. The 2020 first-round pick produced 15-plus points in four of his last five games including on Mar. 22 when Quickley had 17 points, five rebounds, and two assists. 

How to make Heat vs. Knicks picks

The model is leaning over on the total, projecting 219 combined points. It’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Knicks vs. Heat? And which side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.