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NBA: NY Has Been a Good Bet in CLE

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Old buddies LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony will get together again tonight at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland with both of their teams on mini ATS rolls. The Cavs are 4-1 ATS in their last five games, while the Knicks are 5-1 ATS in their last six games.

Shark Bites
  • New York is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games on the road.
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of Cleveland's last 10 games.
  • Cleveland is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against New York.

Cleveland has been almost as good as it gets at home, losing just once in 13 home games, but haven’t been a reliable home bet as they’re 6-7 ATS at home. The Knicks have travelled well this season as far as spreads are concerned, going 10-4 ATS away from MSG.

Cleveland has won four in a row SU vs the Knicks, but was only able to cover once in those four games. New York has been a good bet recently when playing in Cleveland, posting a 5-1 ATS record in their last six games in Cleveland.

In their last game against each other on November 13th, the Cavs won 90-84 and LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony combined for 57 points. James has been an absolute beast at home this season, averaging 26.4 points, 7.6 boards, 6.6 assists and 1.5.

Of note to totals bettors, these teams have gone UNDER in five straight against each other.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 105-98 victory for the Cavaliers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the New York Knicks have seen them go 14-15 and 17-12 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are at 18-7 and 11-14 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Cavaliers are 13-12, while the New York Knicks are 14-14-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs New York injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 4-rated Cleveland Cavaliers and the No. 15-rated Knicks in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting New York Knicks rank No. 13 in the league with 44.17 per game. That compares with Cleveland's No. 7 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland is the NBA's No. 4-ranked team at 10 per game, while the New York Knicks rate No. 24 with 7.45 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Lance Thomas scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Knicks to victory (they lost 107-99 to Orlando at Madison Square Garden on Monday).

The Cavaliers blew out Philadelphia on Sunday, running up the score in a 108-86 win at Quicken Loans Arena.

Betting Trends
  • New York is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 5 games
  • New York is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games
  • Cleveland is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Atlanta, Saturday, December 26th
Cleveland at Golden State, Friday, December 25th

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