New York Knicks versus Miami Heat Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-3-2013

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The 42-14 Miami Heat will travel to play the 35-20 New York Knicks in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday afternoon. Tip off time from Madison Square Garden in New York is set for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ABC.

The NBA odds from this game has the road team Miami Heat favored by -4 ½ points with an over under line of 198 points. There has been no line movement since the odds came out a few hours ago in this game.

The teams met twice this season with the Knicks winning and covering the point spread in each game.

Miami has a road record of 16-11 on the year. Their win streak has reached thirteen games after a hard fought 98-91 home win on Friday night to the Memphis Grizzlies as a -7 ½ point betting favorite. The game finished over 187 ½ points. The Heat shot 46.6% from the floor and made 10 of 19 from the three point line. They held Memphis to a 42.9% shooting performance along with 4 of 13 makes from three point distance. Dwyane Wade had 22 points and dished out 8 assists on 9 of 16 shooting. Miami shoots the ball extremely well this season. They are the top field goal shooting team in the league making 49.6% from the floor and number two in the NBA from three point range at a 39.3% success rate.

The Knicks are 21-8 on their home court. They notch their third straight win following a 96-88 road win at the Washington Wizards on Friday night as a -3 point betting favorite. The game finished under 193 ½ points. New York brought good defense in the final period by outscoring Washington 23-11 in the win. They shoot 43.2% from the floor and hit on 8 of 28 from the three point line. The Knicks hold the Wizards to 41.9% shooting for the game and benefit from bad Washington free throw shooting as they miss 10 of 29 from the line. Carmelo Anthony pours in 30 points and pulls down 6 boards on 10 of 24 shooting. The Knicks have been inconsistent of late on the defensive end of the court. They have not kept up with their good defensive play they performed in the first month of the season. New York has slipped to 20th in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage by giving up 45.8% shooting to their opponents.