If a Feb. 27, 2014 SBN report is accurate, tonight’s Knicks vs. Heat 2014 live streaming TNT Overtime game could turn into a laugher by the time it reaches halftime. The American Airlines Arena in Miami, Fla., will be the site for this Eastern Conference showdown, which has a TV scheduled start time of 8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CST/6 p.m. MST/5 p.m. PST) on TNT Sports.
Tonight’s featured online game consists of a typical matchup of two teams heading in opposite directions. For the (40-14) Miami Heat, the 2-time defending NBA champs come in winners of five straight and victorious in eight of their last 10 games.
The return of LeBron James to the lineup should keep moving in the right direction, as Miami will enjoy some home cooking for the next three games. After undergoing a surgical procedure to repair a broken injury suffered last week, the 4-time MVP will reveal a new protective mask tonight against the Knickerbockers.
“I’ve been talking to Marvel Comics for the last couple of days, and DC Comics, to try to come up with one of the greatest masks of all time,” James said following Wednesday’s practice. “So we’ll see what happens.”
For the (21-36) New York Knicks, Mike Woodson and Co. could use something to smile about following the team’s most recent woes. Losers of three straight, and of eight of their last 10 games, all indications are that Carmelo Anthony’s days in the Big Apple are numbered.
“He hasn’t made it to the Finals and at this point in his career he wants to win, you can see it every night when he plays,” said Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard of Anthony’s predicament. “I know he has to take a lot of shots and all that stuff, but he just wants to win.
“I can't say (what he’ll do). That’s on him. He's got to decide. (But) he can’t be what everybody else wants. In this situation, you've got to take your heart out of it… So I’d just say for him, take his heart out of it and think with his head and think about business.”
According to NBA oddsmakers, the Miami Heat [-10½] come into tonight’s game favored by double digits over the New York Knicks [+10½] in the ATS department. The OVER/UNDER is set at a combined total of 201½ points, and alternate money lines have the visitors valued at +365 and the home team at -410.
ATS Action Prior to TV Scheduled NBA Game Time
- New York Knicks spread: 43 percent.
- Miami Heat spread: 57 percent.
- OVER: 62 percent.
- UNDER: 38 percent.
Trends Prior to TNT Overtime Live Stream Online
- OVER is 4-0 in Knicks’ last 4 after scoring 100 points or more.
- Knicks are 0-5 in their last 5 ATS games playing on 2 days rest.
- Knicks are 0-5 in their last 5 ATS games against teams with winning percentages above .600.
- OVER is 5-0 in Heat’s last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Heat are 4-0-1 in their last 5 ATS games overall.
- Heat are 3-0-1 in their last 4 ATS games following a straight-up win.
- OVER is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Miami, Fla.
- UNDER is 13-4-1 in the last 18 meetings.