Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks Odds
Cleveland travels to New York on Saturday, hoping to boost its 5-19 mark with a victory over the Knicks.
The Knicks bring a 17-5 record (14-8 ATS) to the battle against the 5-19 Cavaliers, who are 10-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 12-8-2 so far and the Cavaliers go 11-13. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 7 (Knicks) and the No. 24 (Cavaliers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 105-92 result in favor of the Knicks is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 28-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 1 in the league with 12 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 8 per outing.
Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 101 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.
Cleveland lost its last outing, a 90-86 result against the Bucks on December 14. The Cavaliers failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 176 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Kyrie Irving scored 26 points for Cleveland on Friday, but the Bucks managed a 90-86 victory over the Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.
New York was a 116-107 winner in its last match at home against the Lakers. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 223 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Knicks got a 30-point performance from Carmelo Anthony as New York handed Los Angeles a 116-107 defeat on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
A few Cavaliers at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games
Cleveland is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 10 games when playing on the road against New York
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 5 games at home
New York is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
Cleveland home to Toronto, Tuesday, December 18
New York home to Houston, Monday, December 17