|NBA Heat vs. Knicks Picks & Predictions for February 1, 2014|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Saturday, 01 February 2014 14:30|
Heat vs. Knicks Free Pick
NEW YORK, NY (The Spread) – The Knicks have been on a tear of late but they might meet their match tonight when the host the Heat at 8:30PM ET.
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Knicks as 5-point home underdogs versus the Heat while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 201.5 points. Miami enters play with a 32-13 record and is 13-9 on the road this year, while New York is 19-27 overall and 11-15 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Knicks opened as 5.5-point underdogs but the line for this game has dropped to 5 at most online and Vegas sports books. As for the total, it opened at 201.5 and has stayed at that number, outside of a few books that have dropped it to either 201 or 200.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: The latest public information says that 63% of bettors that have wagered on this game favor the Heat. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure to click on the link provided to get the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Miami. According to latest NBA trends, the Heat are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games following a double-digit loss at home. They're also 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games, 18-8 ATS in their last 26 games following a straight up loss, and 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points. On the other side, the Knicks are just 2-7 against the number in their last nine Saturday games, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600 and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games versus a team with a winning straight up record.
SATURDAY NBA FREE PICK: MIAMI HEAT -5