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Pick against the spread, over/under for Knicks vs. Heat on Friday

We go over some of the best betting options for Friday’s matchup between the New York Knicks and Miami Heat.

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We have an Eastern Conference showdown at FTX Arena to get us going this evening as the New York Knicks hit the road south to meet the Miami Heat.

Miami (47-26) hit a brief snag this week by dropping two straight, last falling to the Warriors in a 118-104 loss Wednesday. Miami ended up falling behind in the fourth quarter but this game was more known for the dust-up between Jimmy Butler, Udonis Haslem, and head coach Erik Spoelstra during a timeout. Everyone attributed it to just the normal frustrations that can flare up within a team during a loss, so we’ll see if they can get back into gear tonight.

New York (31-42) has won three out of its last five contests and last toppled the Hornets in a 121-106 victory on Wednesday. The Knicks jumped out to a 16-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back as they held Charlotte to under 30% shooting from three. RJ Barrett dropped 30 points while Obi Toppin provided 18 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists.

Miami enters the contest as a 7.5-point favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook. The total sits at 215.5.

Knicks vs. Heat, 8:00 p.m. ET

Pick ATS: Heat -7.5

The most #HeatCulture thing would be to put together a dominant performance after a public team dust-up and that’s what exactly will happen tonight. Miami has won both matchups against New York this season by at least 14 and the results will be similar this evening.

Over/Under: Under 215.5

Both of these teams have been playing good defense as of late, ranking in the Top 3 in points allowed over the last 10 games. The Heat should stifle the Knicks offense enough to barely clock the under here.

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