From the NBA on Sunday April 7th the New York Knicks will pay a visit to Miami to face the Heat from pro basketball action. The Knicks and Heat will get things started from Miami at 1PM Eastern Time and you can watch all of the action over ABC TV. Check out the NBA wagering odds listed at Top Bet sportsbook.
The current NBA wagering odds from this game have the home side Miami Heat favored by -7 points with an over under line set at 186 points. Those who bet the Miami Heat on the money line will lay -300 odds while the return on the New York Knicks is +250 odds on the money line.
This is a huge game for the New York Knicks as they trail the Atlanta Hawks by one game for the final playoff spot in the Eastern conference. We have seen vast improved on the defensive end of the court for New York as they enter play winners of three of their past four games. New York has held their past four opponents to 90 points or less in their past four games. Defense has been lacking for much of the season for the Knicks and now with their backs up against the wall we have seen a dedication from New York to stop the opponent. The Miami Heat holds a lead over floundering Indiana for best record in the Eastern conference. We have seen Miami coast a bit down the stretch as the team is looking to be healthy for their playoff drive. Dwyane Wade has been hampered by injury concerns to his hamstring and will miss the game. Also missing the team on Sunday will be Greg Oden and Chris Anderson as both of the Heat’s big men are dealing with back problems. LeBron James has dealt with back ailments during the regular season as well and we may see the team pull in the reigns down the stretch as health is the main concern now with just a handful of games remaining in the regular season. Look for the New York Knicks to be all out in this one while Miami will not have the sense of urgency on the court. These are the dog days of the regular season and on the Heat’s mind right now are the playoffs.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Sunday we will play on the New York Knicks +7 points against the Miami Heat at best sportsbooks online.