Betting on basketball handicappers remain skeptical that such a bad defensive team as the Knicks can have any long term NBA betting success and a post season bid.
The New York Knicks will host the Miami Heat on Thursday night with a start time of 8 PM ET and a telecast on TNT. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this Eastern Conference marquee matchup so be sure and open your account today.
The Knicks had a basketball betting NBA online mark of 9-9-1 against the spread at home with 10 of those games going under the total. New York ranked 2nd for scoring offense but 27th for scoring defense.
Miami was 13-9-1 with the NBA sports betting line in away games and was showing good balance as they ranked 10th for scoring offense and 5th for scoring defense.
Miami has paid out in just 6 of their last 15 games as a favorite with failures in 3 of their last 4 games against the spread in the role. The Heat have gone over the total in 6 of their last 8 games as a favorite.
Although New York has gotten the money in just 2 of their last 5 games as a dog they have had excellent long term success with 14 payouts in their last 19 decisions as a pup. The Knicks have gone under the total in 5 of their last 6 games when getting points.
Miami has had solid long term success against the Knicks with 13 payouts in the last 20 matchups between the teams. The Heat have gotten the money in 5 of their last 6 games against New York as of late.
The teams met twice this season in December as the Heat scored a 113-91 payout at New York on December 17th and then scored a 106-98 home win on December 28 but failed to cover the 8.5 point spread as neither game went over the total.
Miami has paid out in 5 of their last 6 games at New York and has a solid long term betting on basketball mark of 12-8 against the spread at Madison Square Garden.