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Cavaliers visit Knicks in NBA clash

Cleveland CavaliersNew York Knicks
March 4, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks Odds

11-49TEAM RECORD31-28

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Cleveland when they hit take on the Knicks on Friday in pro hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Cavaliers have seen them go 11-49 and 24-33-3 ATS so far this season, while the Knicks are at 31-28 and 36-21-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Knicks are 28-30-1, while the Cavaliers are 36-24.

View Cleveland vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Knicks installed as 12-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 218.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 15-rated Knicks and the No. 30-ranked Cavaliers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 104-93 result in favor of the Knicks.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 18-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 2 in the league with 9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 6.5 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Cavaliers own the league's No. 28-rated mark, allowing 108 points per game when on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in home scoring.

Cleveland was a 109-99 loser in its last match at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 9–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 208 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Cavaliers got a 23-point performance from Samardo Samuels, who added 10 rebounds, but San Antonio still ran past Cleveland 109-99 on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

In their last action, New York was a 107-88 winner at home against the Hornets. They covered the 2–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (195) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. New York earned a 107-88 victory over New Orleans on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Toney Douglas at Madison Square Garden.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing New Orleans are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing New Orleans are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Cavaliers at Knicks trends to consider:
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
New York is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
New York is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland home to New Orleans, Sunday, March 6
New York at Atlanta, Sunday, March 6

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