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Anthony's Knicks Clash With Cavs Amid Trade Rumors

Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks continue to work tirelessly behind the scenes to orchestrate a trade that would send Carmelo Anthony to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kevin Love, but the Cavs haven’t even entertained the offer at this point. Cleveland will look to prove that they’re better off with Love when they tangle with the Knicks at Madison Square Garden tonight.

Shark Bites
  • The Cavaliers are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games on the road.
  • The Cavaliers are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games after a win.
  • The total has gone OVER in three of the Knicks' last four games.

The wine and gold hit a rocky patch in the schedule in late January, but a 125-97 thrashing of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday could be what the doctor order to get the team back on track. Kyrie Irving posted 14 points and a career-high 14 assists in that game while Love sat out to rest a back injury.

Anthony is one of only three players in the NBA with a full no-trade clause in his contract, and he still leads the Knicks in scoring (23 points) despite his inconsistent efforts this year. The small forward shot just 6-of-22 from the field in Wednesday’s 95-90 win over the lowly Brooklyn Nets.

Just how poor of a bet have the Cavaliers been lately? In Cleveland’s last 16 tilts, they’re a brutal 4-12 ATS.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New York battles the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently with a 33-15 mark (20-26-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 26-24-1 for the New York Knicks and 26-21-1 for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Cleveland injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 14-rated New York Knicks and the No. 12-ranked Cleveland Cavaliers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 12-ranked offense averaging 105.84 PPG, against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 12 at 104.85 PPG. The New York Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 44.34% so far, less than the Cleveland Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.83% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Minnesota out of the gym and running up a 125-97 score at Quicken Loans Arena.

New York got 19 points from Kristaps Porzingis en route to a 95-90 victory over Brooklyn on Wednesday at Barclays Center.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games
  • Cleveland is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • New York is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • New York is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games
  • New York is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games at home
  • New York is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Washington, Monday, February 6th
New York home to Los Angeles, Monday, February 6th

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