From the NBA on TNT TV for Thursday February 27th two bitter rivals will take the court in South Beach as the New York Knicks will battle LeBron James and the Miami Heat. The Knick and Heat will get things started from Miami at 8PM Eastern Time and TNT will provide the coast to coast TV broadcast. Check out the latest NBA wagering odds listed at Top Bet sportsbook.
The wagering odds from this NBA game have the home side Miami Heat the -9 ½ point wagering favorite with an over under lined at 202 points. Those who play Miami on the money line will lay -500 odds with the return on the New York Knicks at +400 odds for money line wagers.
With the playoffs approaching it is a good time to check out the standings. There was a thought that the Miami Heat would waltz through the regular season and concede the top spot in the east to the Indiana Pacers and allow the Pacers home court throughout the Eastern conference playoffs. That does not seem to be the cast. The Heat sit just two games behind the Indiana Pacers atop the Eastern conference and the Miami Heat are beginning to round into their playoff form. They would like nothing better than to win the East and win the top seed in the Eastern conference. With the Bulls the likely three seed by the end of the regular season that would mean the Heat could most likely sweep all of their first two opponents in the first two rounds of the playoffs and be plenty rested as they take on the Indiana Pacers in a best of seven series. This plan may backfire if the New York Knicks are in the playoffs because the Knicks have the talent to win one of two games in a best of seven series with the Heat. Expect Miami to come in full throttle in this spot. They have a shot to get the top seed in the East and in the process help keep the New York Knicks out of the playoffs. The Knicks sit in the 11th seed in the Eastern conference and trails the eighth seeded Atlanta Hawks by 5 games with only 25 games left to be played.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Thursday we will play on the Miami Heat -8 ½ points at the best sportsbooks online.