New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat Game 6 Prediction, NBA Odds

Edgar Chaput | Updated May 12, 2023

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The New York Knicks will try to push their second-round series against the Miami Heat to a seventh game on Friday night. Miami currently leads 3-2.

New York
May 12, 2023, 7:30 PM ET
American Airlines Arena
Pointspread +6.5 -110
Moneyline +208
Over / Under o +204.5


Betting Action


Pointspread -6.5 -110
Moneyline -251
Over / Under u +204.5


Betting Action


A brave performance at home in Game 5 resulted in a 112-103 win for New York. As such, they live to play another game, that being Game 6 down in Miami where the Heat haven’t lost this postseason yet.

The NBA odds favour the host Heat. Erik Spoelstra’s group stands as -5.5 favourites to finish the series in six games. The total is set at 208.0.

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New York is capable of getting a big road win. They did it in Game 5 against the Cavaliers in the previous round. They’ll be in tough seeing as their two performances in Miami have been unequivocally inferior to the two times they won contests in this series at home. They’ve looked discombobulated and lacking heart when playing away. Somehow, someway, they’ll need to change that.

Going undefeated at home through four games at this stage in the playoffs certainly lends credence to the notion that Miami can close out the Knicks on Friday. What’s more, they’ve mustered victories in front of their fans in a variety of ways this spring, be it by clearly demonstrating their superiority or by digging deep and making dramatic fourth-quarter comebacks.

Game 5 was the first time in the series that any team covered the spread – that being the Knicks of course. The over has now connected in the last two contests.

New York Knicks

It wasn’t easy. Miami attempted an impressive fourth-quarter comeback that had the Madison Square Garden crowd quite nervous. To their credit, the Knicks fought valiantly to win and keep their season alive for at least a couple more days.

If any one player was going to ensure that the Knicks didn’t go down as easily as the fanbase feared, it was Jalen Brunson. He was brought in from Dallas for such occasions, and he played marvellously, tallying 38 points off 12-for-22 shooting. He was forceful in the paint and essentially willed his side to victory. RJ Barrett probably had his best game of the series. The 26 points were helpful, but so too was his team-leading +17-point differential. Turnovers continue to be an issue, with the Knicks’ 18 almost sinking them. They’ll have to clean up their act on the road.

Miami Heat

On the flip side, despite that the Heat failed to clinch a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals in Game 5, they shouldn’t feel too bad about themselves.

Considering that they shot poorly from three (30.2 per cent), that the Knicks had 40 free throw attempts (the Heat had only 19), and yet lost by only nine, it wasn’t a disastrous evening. Slightly better shooting efficiency and a bit more discipline when contesting shots and the series would probably be over as we speak. Duncan Robinson, of all people, was the catalyst for the fourth period comeback that almost succeeded. He finished 5-for-10 from long range, with most of his shots coming down the stretch. No one shined too brightly on offence on Wednesday. It was more of a well-rounded offensive effort. Jimmy Butler had 19 points, Bam Adebayo 18, and Max Strus 14.

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