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New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
The Cavaliers will hit the floor running against the visiting New York Knicks on Friday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.
This season the Cavaliers are 24-54 overall and 41-37 ATS against the number, while the Knicks are 51-27 and 43-34-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Cleveland is 40-38 on the OU, and New York is 39-37-2.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 28 (Cavaliers) and the No. 9 (Knicks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 103-94 result in favor of the Knicks is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 17-ranked offense (96.8 PPG) against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 8 at 95.9 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 43.4% from the field per game, less than the Knicks have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).
Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, giving up 97.4 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for New York, they were a 118-111 loser as they battled the Bulls on the road. The Knicks failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 229 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York got 36 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to a 118-111 loss at the hands of New York on Thursday at United Center.
Cleveland was a 111-104 loser in its last match at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 215 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Cavaliers wasted a 27-point performance from Kyrie Irving as Detroit ran past them 111-104 on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Philadelphia are 1-9
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9
A few Knicks at Cavaliers trends to consider:
New York is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
New York is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New York's last 13 games
Cleveland is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against New York
Cleveland is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 12 games when playing New York
New York home to Indiana, Sunday, April 14
Cleveland at Philadelphia, Sunday, April 14