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April 20, 7:30 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

33-29TEAM RECORD20-41

The Knicks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Cavaliers in Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday in NBA action.

The Cavaliers are 20-41 so far on the season, and 29-32 ATS vs. the number. The Knicks, meanwhile, are 33-29 and 33-29 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 29-32 and the Knicks go 25-37 on the totals.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Cavaliers and the No. 8-ranked Knicks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 99-89 result in favor of the Knicks.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 93.2 PPG, against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 10 at 94.5 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 42.2% so far, less than the Knicks shooters have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.6 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

New York won its last outing, a 104-95 result against the Nets on April 18. The Knicks covered in that game as an 8-point favorite, while the 199 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Knicks got a 33-point performance from Carmelo Anthony as New York handed New Jersey a 104-95 defeat on Wednesday at Prudential Center.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 103-87 result against the 76ers on April 18. The Cavaliers failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog, while the 190 combined points took the game OVER the total. Lester Hudson scored 15 points in a failed effort to lead the Cavaliers to victory (they lost 103-87 to Philadelphia at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday).

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing New Jersey are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Knicks at Cavaliers trends to consider:
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New York's last 9 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New York
Cleveland is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing New York

Next up:
New York at Atlanta, Sunday, April 22
Cleveland at San Antonio, Sunday, April 22

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