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Knicks vs. Heat 2023 NBA Playoffs Odds and Game 4 Preview – May 8th

By Jeff Stinger

The Miami Heat look for a commanding 3-1 lead over the New York Knicks in their Eastern Conference second-round NBA playoff series on Monday night in south Florida, and the Heat are favored to do just that in Game 4.

Nitrobetting is ready to dish out key assists and lob passes with betting tips and news coverage throughout the 2023 NBA Playoffs. Let’s break down the upcoming playoff showdown between the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat.

Knicks vs. Heat Game 4 2023 NBA Playoffs Second-Round Information

  • When: Monday, May 8, 2023, 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Kaseya Center, Miami, FL
  • TV: TNT
  • Radio: 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio (Knicks) // 560 The Joe WQAM (Heat)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Knicks (+7) / Heat (-7)

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Why Bet on the New York Knicks?

The Knicks shot 8-for-40 from beyond the arc, 5-for-7 from the right corner and 3-for-33 elsewhere in Game 3. They’ve now shot worse than 33% from 3-point range in seven of their eight playoff games (with Game 2 of this series being the exception), something they did 33 times (40% of their games) in the regular season.

With Josh Hart in the starting lineup, the Knicks’ bench isn’t the same as it was late in the regular season. Immanuel Quickley has struggled, shooting just 10-for-28 (36%), including 3-for-16 from 3-point range. And he has just one assist in 57 minutes. Quickley is doubtful for Game 4 due to injury. Obi Toppin has taken 17 of his 23 shots from beyond the arc and made just five of those 17 attempts.

Miami held New York to the fewest points it has scored in a game since Nov. 9 in Game 3, and it was only the second time the Knicks failed to reach 90 points in a game all season.

Why Bet on the Miami Heat?

Miami took Game 3 on Saturday at home, 105-86. Unlike the first two games of the series that featured 20 lead changes and 15 ties combined, Game 3 was all Miami, all game. The Heat controlled things from the opening tip and never let the lead get back to single digits after the first basket of the second quarter.

Jimmy Butler shot 9-of-21 from the field and 10-of-11 from the foul line to finish with 28 points, four rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes. While his status for Game 3 wasn’t made official until an hour or so before tipoff, the expectation of many was that Butler would be back after missing Game 2 with a sprained right ankle. Butler got off to a good start and made frequent trips to the foul line, and he has scored 25 points or more in each game he’s played in this postseason. Butler is questionable for Game 4 but will play.

“I feel all right,” Butler said when asked how he was doing and what it took to get ready for Game 3. “A lot of recovery and making sure that I can move went into it for sure. I got a great team behind me that people don’t see that are always there for me and making sure I have everything I need while I’m off the floor to recover.”

Bam Adebayo had 17 points and 12 rebounds in Game 3. Adebayo recorded his third double-double over his last six playoff contests, and the big man continues to operate as a two-way threat for the Heat while being the second-best offensive option behind Butler. Adebayo is averaging 16.9 points and 8.9 rebounds per game in the playoffs.

The Heat are shooting 39.2 percent from three-point range, the second-highest percentage this postseason. The Heat’s bench is averaging 34.9 points, the third-highest average this postseason. Miami’s reserves are shooting 48 percent from the field, the third-highest this postseason, including 39.4 percent from three-point range, the fourth-highest percentage.

Julius Randle had just 10 points but 14 rebounds in the loss. Randle ended with a double-double, but he was atrocious from the field in a game during which the Knicks had major woes on offense as a team. Randle hasn’t been able to translate his excellent regular season form into the playoffs, and he’s averaging just 15.2 points per game — far below the career-high 25.1 points per game he averaged during the regular season.

“Some of the looks are different. Defense is a little bit tighter,” Randle said Sunday on a video press conference call. “So I’ve got to do a better job of finding ways to execute off of that, but I’ll be fine.”

Jalen Brunson was 7-for-20 for 20 points with eight assists and six rebounds. The good news for Brunson on Saturday was that he did not commit a turnover. The bad: he shot 35% from the field, missed all five of his 3-point attempts, and tweaked his left ankle during the fourth quarter.

Knicks vs. Heat Betting Trends

  • Knicks are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 Monday games.
  • Knicks are 38-17-1 ATS in itslast 56 road games.
  • The total went under in 7 of New York’s last 8 games.
  • Heat are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 games overall.
  • Heat are 5-0 ATS in its last 5 home games.
  • The total went over in 6 of Miami’s last 8 games.

Knicks vs. Heat Game 4 Expert Betting Predictions

Heat 104, Knicks 102.

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