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Cavaliers On a Five Game ATS Skid

Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James

The New York Knicks had a season to forget in 2014-15, but this year’s Knickerbockers are proving they’re leaps and bounds ahead of where they were a year ago. Next up on the docket for the blue and orange is a home date against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. After covering three games in a row to start the new campaign, the Cavs have since gone 0-5 ATS despite winning each of those contests straight up.

Shark Bites
  • The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
  • The UNDER is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
  • Under is 5-1 in Knicks last 6 overall.

The Knicks (4-5 SU, 5-4 ATS) are relevant once again thanks to the emergence of super rookie Kristaps Porzingis. Porzingis has stolen the spotlight from flashy teammate Carmelo Anthony on multiple occasions this year thanks to some highlight reel putback dunks, and the Latvian is averaging 11.6 points, nine rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game so far.

The underdog has had the edge in recent matchups between the Cavs and Knicks. In their last six meetings, underdogs have gone 5-1 ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the New York Knicks as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as 5.5-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 203.5 for Friday at shops such as BetOnline.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 103-92 result in favor of the Cavaliers today. 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 sport a record of 4-5 and 5-4 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Cleveland Cavaliers sit at 7-1 and 3-5 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 4-5 for the New York Knicks and 4-4 for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Cleveland injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 23-rated New York Knicks and the No. 5-rated Cavaliers in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 21-ranked offense averaging 100.56 PPG, against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 5 at 95.5 PPG. The New York Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 42.48% so far, less than the Cleveland Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 46.51% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Utah was victimized by LeBron James for 31 points as the Cavaliers defeated the Jazz 118-114 in NBA action on Tuesday.

New York got 29 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to a 95-93 loss against Charlotte on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • New York is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games
  • New York is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • New York is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Milwaukee, Saturday, November 14th
New York home to New Orleans, Sunday, November 15th