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Miami Heat - NY Knicks
2023 NBA Playoffs
Sat, 06.05.2023 – 10:30 PM GMT+3
our tip:
1st Half Un 108.5 Pts

Miami Heat vs NY Knicks 06.05.2023

Miami Heat have continued dumbfounding pundits with their post-season exploits. Not only did they become the first-ever 8th seed to upset the number 1 seed in 5 games, but they also proceeded to steal homecourt in the semifinal of the Eastern Conference after winning game 1 against the New York Knicks. They looked set to take a 2-0 lead but fizzled out in crunch time as the Knicks stormed back to even the series. They will be happy with that outcome as the series shifts to the South Coast. Coach Spoelstra is sweating on the fitness of their superstar Jimmy Butler who missed game 2 after twisting his ankle late in the game 1 victory.

The New York Knicks also did well to knock out Cleveland in round 1. They have however looked a little bit out of depth against this solid Miami team. They were on the verge of falling into a 2-0 hole but rallied to win game 2. They will now be hoping to return the favor by stealing at least one of these two games in Miami in order to take back home court. The Knicks got a balanced production from Barret, Brunson, and Julius Randle and will look to replicate that here

For both of these teams, defence has been their calling card, both in the regular season and the playoffs. We expect that to come out in the course of this series as exemplified by the opening two games at the Madison Square Garden. We fancy the trend to hold here particularly in the opening half of the game as both teams try to get to their spots. We are therefore picking Under 108.5 for the 1st half of this game

Tip: 1st Half – Under 108.5 Points

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Head-to-Head stats Miami Heat vs NY Knicks

They met 4 times in the regular seeason

These meetings ended in a 2-2 split

Latest results Miami Heat

  • 4 win and 1 loss in their last 5 matches
  • Lost 111 – 105 to the Knicks last time out

Latest results New York Knicks

  • Also have 4 wins and a loss in their last 5 matches
  • Defeated Miami 111 -105 in their last game

Final Regular Season Standings and Path to Conference Semifinal

Miami Heat: rank 8th (East) – 82 matches – 44 wins – 38 losses – 0.537%
1st Round: Defeated Milwaukee Bucks 4-1

New York Knicks: rank 5th (East) – 82 matches – 47 wins – 35 losses – 0.573%
1st Round: Defeated Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1

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Possible starting Lineup Miami Heat

Miami Heat: Lowry, Vincent, Adebayo, Butler, Strus

Out: Oladipo (Knee), Herro (Hand)

Coach: Eric Spoelstra

Possible Starting Lineup New York Knicks

New York Knicks: Brunson, Hart, Robinson, Randle, Barett

Out: Sims (Shoulder)

Coach: Tom Thibodeau

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Our tip and odds in detail

According to the statistics above and the odds of the bookmakers, we suggest the following:

Bet on 1st Half – Under 108.5 Points

Betway offers competitive odds for the bet “1st Half – Under 108.5 Points”
The odd of 1.63 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 61% chance that the first half will have no more than 108 combined total points scored

Odds comparison for 1st Half – Under 108.5 Points

Betway – odd 1.63
Bet365 – odd 1.60

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