Game five of an Eastern Conference Second Round series is set for Wednesday night when the Miami Heat visit the New York Knicks. Miami is in control of this series and just have to win one of the next three games to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. Below is my NBA pick for the Miami Heat vs New York Knicks.

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Betting Pick

The Pick: Miami Heat +4.0

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2023.

Why Bet the Miami Heat:

✅ Miami has been excellent against the spread having covered each of their last seven games played.

✅ The Heat have covered the spread in five of their last six games against the Knicks.

✅ New York has covered the spread in just five of their last 18 home games against Miami.

Miami Heat Are One Win Away

The Miami Heat were one loss away from not even making the playoffs and now they find themselves one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals. This team just knows how to get it done in the playoffs and they are proving that again by upsetting the top seed Bucks and are now taking it to the fifth seed Knicks.

Miami were comfortably in control of this game throughout as they won the first quarter by one point and extended their lead to eight points at the half. The Knicks never led by more than one point and they could not get back into the game in the second half. Miami extended their lead to nine going into the fourth quarter and both teams played an ugly final 12 minutes to get us to a Miami 109-101 victory. A solid performance by the Heat.

In the game four win, Jimmy Butler had a big game with 27 points, six rebounds, and 10 assists. Bam Adebayo added 23 points and 13 rebounds in the victory.

The New York Knicks Are in Trouble

New York was buzzing after their first-round win, but the Heat have quickly silenced the loud Knicks faithful. That crowd will be ready to go Wednesday night and they will hope to drag their team to a game six.

Jalen Brunson continued his strong playoff run with 32 points, 11 assists, and four rebounds on the night. RJ Barrett added 24 points, four rebounds, and three assists in the game four defeat.