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The 46-26 New York Knicks will hit the road when they face the 58-15 Miami Heat in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Miami is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT.
The NBA odds from this pro basketball game has the home team Miami Heat favored by -7 ½ points with an over under line of 196 ½ points. There has been no movement in the betting lines since the odds were released a few hours ago.
The teams have met three times this season with New York winning and covering the spread in two of the three games.
New York has a road record of 19-16 this year. They win their eighth straight game after a 108-89 home victory on Sunday night to the Boston Celtics as a -6 ½ point betting favorite. The game finished under 197 ½ points. The Knicks went up 60-48 at the half in victory. They shot 48.6% from the floor and connected on 14 of their 27 three pointers. New York gave up 43.2% shooting to the Celtics along with 7 of 25 coming from beyond the arc. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 24 points and ten rebounds as he made 9 of his 19 shots. New York is playing defense like they did in the early part of the season. They are giving up an average of 90.5 points per game in their past nine games. New York is now eighth in the NBA in scoring defense by allowing 95.7 points a game. In the playoff picture the Knicks sit tied with the Indiana Pacers for the second seed in the Eastern conference with just ten games remaining.
The Heat is 32-3 straight up on their home court this season. They win their second straight since their win streak was snapped after an 88-86 road victory on Sunday to the San Antonio Spurs as a +1 ½ point underdog. The game landed under 194 points. Miami did not play LeBron James or Dwyane Wade in victory. The Heat shot 46.5% from the floor and connected on 12 of their 28 three point shots. The team held San Antonio to 44.3% from the floor and 7 of 24 from three. Miami loses the rebounding battle by a 49-30 margin and win because the Heat forced 17 Spurs turnovers. Chris Bosh had 23 points and nine rebounds as he made 9 of 15 shots and nailed the game winning three pointer with one second remaining. The Heat is the top shooting team in the NBA as they connect on 49.7% of their shots. Defensively the team has been outstanding holding teams to under 100 points in 16 of their past 8 games.
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