Knicks vs. Heat odds, line, spread: 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament picks, Nov. 24 predictions from proven model

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In a highly anticipated NBA In-Season Tournament matchup set for Friday, the Miami Heat will face off against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The stakes are high, with Miami holding a 10-5 overall record and a 2-0 standing in the 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament, while the Knicks boast an 8-6 overall record and a 1-1 standing in the tournament.

Despite the Heat’s victory over the Knicks in last season’s playoffs, recent regular-season history favors the Knicks, who have won four of the last five matchups. The stage is set for an intense battle as both teams look to solidify their positions in the tournament standings.

The game is scheduled to tip-off at 7:30 p.m. ET, and the Knicks are currently favored by 5.5 points according to SportsLine consensus. The over/under is set at 212 points, and the money line favors the Knicks at -224, with the Heat at +181.

For those looking to make informed betting decisions, the SportsLine Projection Model stands as a valuable resource. With a track record of returning over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons, the model is currently on an impressive 82-46 run on all top-rated NBA picks since last season, yielding more than $3,000 in returns.

The Heat enter the matchup on the back of a convincing 129-96 victory against Cleveland, marking their ninth win in their last 10 games. Kyle Lowry’s stellar performance, scoring 28 points and leading the offense, underscores the team’s formidable presence. However, the Heat face uncertainties with Tyler Herro sidelined due to an ankle injury, while Bam Adebayo (hip) and Duncan Robinson (thumb) are questionable.

On the other side, the Knicks aim to rebound from a recent 117-100 loss to Minnesota after a three-game winning streak. Despite the setback, the team’s defensive prowess is highlighted by their ranking as the second-best scoring defense in the league, allowing only 105.8 points per game. Julius Randle, although struggling with shooting percentages, remains a key figure in the Knicks’ lineup.

As the anticipation builds for this clash, the SportsLine Projection Model has simulated the game 10,000 times, revealing insights that can guide bettors. The model leans towards the Over for total points and provides a point-spread pick hitting in almost 60% of simulations, offering valuable information for those looking to make Knicks vs. Heat picks. For the complete set of predictions, head to SportsLine.

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