The Knicks return home to Madison Square Garden to take on the Heat in game 3 tonight. All NBA odds can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
Head to head, the Heat are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New York, while the favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The Knicks are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 home games and 19-8 ATS in their last 27 games overall, but just 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog of 5.0-10.5. The Heat on the other hand are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 playoff games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5 and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 playoff games as a favorite, but just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
The Miami Heat cruised to a game 2 victory by beating the Knicks by a score of 104-94 to take a 2-0 series lead. The Knicks were more competitive than they were in game one, but never really had us worrying that they would actually pull out a win. The Knicks were also hurt by the fact that Amare Stoudamire will be out for game 3 and possible the rest of the series after he hurt his hand punching a glass fire extinguisher case. This was a stupid move by Stoudamire that is sure to draw the ire of Knicks fan tonight at the Garden.
Although not having Stoudamire is a big deal the Knicks did go 9-4 during the 13 games he missed recently. While the Heat have dominated the Knicks recently they have struggled on the road all season. We like the boost the Knicks will get from the home crowd tonight. Take the Knicks in this pivotal game three at sports books.