Heat vs. Knicks Free Pick
NEW YORK, NY (ATS Consultants) – This is the second game for the Heat and season opener for the Knicks. Miami defeated Boston in their opener, 120-107. The Knicks opener against the Brooklyn Nets was postponed due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Miami takes on the Knicks from Madison Square Garden at 8pmET.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Heat opened as a 6-point favorite and remained there in most
books. The total started at 193 and moved to 198.5 in most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 85% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Heat. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Miami. According to latest NBA trends, the favorite is 6-1 ATS L7 in series. Heat are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest and are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Friday games. Knicks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast. Ray Allen came off the bench to score 19 points on 5-of-7 shooting as the Heat defeated Boston, playing the fourth quarter without LeBron James who had leg cramps. The rest of the bench is still finding its way into the rotation but the starters are in midseason form. New York's issues being with age and injures as they added 38-year old Jason Kidd, 38-year-old Marcus Camby, 38-year-old Rasheed Wallace and along with 40-year-old Kurt Thomas. The other issue is that star F Amare Stoudemire is out indefinitely due to a knee injury. The Heat are too athletic and will force the Knicks to play their uptempo game, which favors the Heat.
2012 NBA FREE PICK: MIAMI HEAT -6