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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New York Knicks

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the New York Knicks will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Madison Square Garden.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 100-89 result against the Pelicans on January 28. The Cavaliers failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 189 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

The Knicks were a 114-88 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Celtics. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (202) made winners of OVER bettors.

Cleveland:
Team record: 16-29 SU, 19-26 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of last 11 games when playing on the road against New York
is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games when playing New York

When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing New Orleans are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

New York:
Team record: 18-27 SU, 19-26 ATS
Current streak: won 3 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of last 11 games when playing at home against Cleveland
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland

When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Next up:
Cleveland at Houston, Saturday, February 1
New York home to Miami, Saturday, February 1