Knicks @ Miami (Game 18): Dec. 6th, 8:00 PM EST (TNT)
New York Knicks: 13-4 (6-4 on the road)
Miami Heat: 12-4 (8-0 at home)
Head-to-Head: Knicks Lead 1-0
After blowing out the Heat by 20 points in the first game of the season (so what if they were “uninspired”), you can bet they will be looking to return the favor tonight in Miami.
Do the Knicks have enough after an emotion (and exhausting) game last night against the Bobcats?
Key Matchup: Melo vs. LeBron… Melo’s a gametime decision, but he won’t duck this game right? Hope not. It’s always fun watching these two go at it (when they are actually defending each other).
What 2 Watch:
- First Punch - We’ll know pretty early what type of game this is going to be. The Knicks need to expect to be hit hard in the first quarter. The key is if they can take that initial punch.
- Turnovers/Fastbreak - if we limit turnovers, we limit Miami’s opportunity to get out in the fast break (something they live on)
Not much else to say… let’s go.
Betting Line: Miami by 7.5 (O/U 200.0)
Prediction: Miami 104, Knicks 95
Prediction Record: 13-4