, pulled off a shocking first round upset and the Knicks, the fifth seed, were impressive in their first round series win. Below is my NBA pick for the Heat vs Knicks.

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Betting Pick

The Pick: New York Knicks -4.0 at Bookmaker

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Why Bet the New York Knicks:

✅ New York was impressive in the first round and they covered the spread in four of their last five games.

✅ The Knicks, at home, have won five of their last six games.

✅ Against New York, the Heat have covered the spread in just one of their last five meetings.

Miami Heat Are a Different Breen in the Playoffs

Miami, who lost their opening play-in tournament game, played the top seed Milwaukee Bucks and eliminated them in just five games. It was another impressive playoff performance by the Heat and Jimmy Butler. The Heat pulled off the game one upset but were blown out in game two and people thought this series would be over quickly after that. However, Miami had a different idea and won the final three games of the series, including an incredible game five comeback, to finish off the big upset.

Jimmy Butler played like best player in the league during the playoffs and he averaged a team high 37.6 points per game and 1.8 steals in round one. Bam Adebayo, 8.0 rebounds per game, and Gabe Vincent, 5.0 assists, had a good series against the Bucks.

The New York Knicks Have Their Fans in a Frenzy

New York played the fourth seed Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round and comfortably won the series 4-1. This series had seven games written all over it, but New York did not have much trouble with the Cavs in this one and the Thibs’ defense looks like it will cause problems in the playoffs.

Jalen Brunson had his Knicks coming out party in the first round as he lead the team with 24.0 points per game, 4.8 assists, and 2.2 blocks. Mitchell Robinson grabbed a team high 9.8 rebounds and blocked 2.2 shots.