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Cavaliers-Knicks Series Has Been Lopsided of Late

The New York Knicks are riding a four-game winning streak that’s seen them jump to fifth in the Eastern Conference. Carmelo Anthony and company will be in tough to push it to five as a date with LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers awaits on Wednesday. Oddsmakers initially set the Knicks as 5-point home dogs with a total of 216.

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  • The total has gone UNDER in the Cavaliers' last eight games against the Knicks.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Cavaliers' last seven games.
  • The Cavaliers are 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games after a win.

In their last meeting, the Cavs rolled to an easy 117-88 victory over the Knicks in the October 25 season-opening game. It was Cleveland’s seventh straight win in the series.

Cleveland shooting guard J.R. Smith suffered a hyperextended left knee in Monday’s 116-112 road win over the Raptors and he’ll sit out tonight’s matchup as a result. James was his usual dominant self, going off for a season-high 34 points in Canada.

Derrick Rose’s injury history is well known, but he’s been durable this year and hasn’t missed a game. There is some question whether he’ll take the floor tonight, however, as he was forced to leave Tuesday’s contest with the Miami Heat with back spasms. Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters “We’ll see if he can be all right for Wednesday.”

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the New York Knicks as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as 5-point underdogs on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 216 for Wednesday at shops such as MyBookie.

A 2-0 result in favor of the Knicks is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Knicks currently sport a record of 12-9, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-8 ATS. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 14-5 and 7-11-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Knicks post a 10-10-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Cavaliers have gone 10-8-1 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the New York Knicks at No. 18 and the Cleveland Cavaliers at No. 5 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 8-rated NBA squad against Cleveland's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 14 in the league with 9.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 13.37 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

LeBron James went off for 34 points and added 8 rebounds leading Cleveland to a 116-112 win over Toronto on Monday at Air Canada Centre.

Carmelo Anthony poured in 35 points for New York on Tuesday, as they defeated Miami 114-103 at American Airlines Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • New York is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • New York is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • New York is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • New York is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to Miami, Friday, December 9th
New York at Sacramento, Friday, December 9th