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Cleveland CavaliersNew York Knicks
March 31, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks Odds

17-32TEAM RECORD26-26

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Knicks try to run the Cavaliers off the court at Madison Square Garden in pro hoops action.

The Knicks sport records of 26-26 and 26-26 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Cavaliers sit at 17-32 and 23-26 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 20-32 for the Knicks and 23-26 for the Cavaliers.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Cavaliers before tip-off in this one will find them as 9.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 192.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Knicks sit at No. 12 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Cavaliers are at No. 26 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Knicks will win this game 99-91.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 13-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 10 in the league with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 6.8 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Cavaliers own the league's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 99.6 points per game when on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in home scoring.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 121-84 result against the Bucks on March 30. The Cavaliers failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 205 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Cleveland was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Milwaukee and falling 121-84 at Quicken Loans Arena.

New York was a 100-90 loser in its last match on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 190 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Knicks got a terrific 36-point performance from Carmelo Anthony but Atlanta handed them a 100-90 defeat on Friday at Philips Arena.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cavaliers at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing New York
Cleveland is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New York's last 9 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New York's last 8 games when playing Cleveland
New York is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Cleveland home to San Antonio, Tuesday, April 3
New York at Indiana, Tuesday, April 3