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Online Basketball Betting - New York Knicks at Miami Heat

Online basketball betting handicappers still believe that the Heat is the team to beat in the Eastern Conference and a true contender to win it all for 2011.
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Online basketball betting expectations have been through the roof for Miami and they have been something of an inconsistent team but everyone respects their betting basketball potential and talent.

The Miami Heat will host the New York Knicks on Sunday night with a telecast on ESPN set to start at 8 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this critical Eastern Conference matchup so be sure and open your account today.

New York had a record of 28-26 straight up and 33-19-2 with the NBA betting odds to rank as one of the better board values in the league.  The Knicks showed especially good value on the road with a mark of 19-7-1 against the spread as they went over the total in just 11 of those away games.

New York has been a team of extremes as they ranked 2nd in the NBA for scoring offense while ranking 29th for points allowed on defense.  The offseason acquisition of Amare Stoudemire has proven to be a major success as he leads the Knicks with an average of 26.1 points per game.  Stoudemire also led the Knicks in rebounds with 8.6 per game.

The Knicks were slumping somewhat heading into the All Star Break but were still in solid position for a playoff spot.

The Miami Heat had a record of 41-15 straight up and 28-27-1 with the NBA sports betting line.  The Heat were a poor value at home as they got the money in just 10 out of 25 games while going under the total in just 10 of those games.  Miami ranked 10th in the NBA for scoring and 6th for points allowed.

The Heat were the second place team in the Eastern Conference race behind the Boston Celtics and most any other team would love to have their record but the fact is that they have not lived up to the preseason hype and have often been a sluggish team on the floor, not to mention a poor board value.

LeBron James led Miami with 26.1 points per game but online basketball betting concerns are mounting as to the true value of this team.