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Knicks face Cavaliers: NBA odds preview

New York KnicksCleveland Cavaliers
March 4, 7:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

35-21TEAM RECORD20-39

The Cavaliers hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Monday as the Knicks pay a visit to Quicken Loans Arena in NBA betting action.

Supporters of the Knicks have seen them go 35-21 and 27-29 ATS so far this season, while the Cavaliers are at 20-39 and 31-28 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Cavaliers are 32-27, while the Knicks are 27-27-2.

View New York vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 27-rated Cavaliers and the No. 12-rated Knicks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 102-95 win for the Knicks on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 14-ranked offense (97.6 PPG) against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 10 at 96.4 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 43.4% from the field per game, less than the Knicks have managed so far this season (44.2% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Knicks own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 97.8 points per game when playing on the road. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring on their home court.

New York lost its last outing, a 99-93 result against the Heat on March 3. The Knicks failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 192 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Knicks got a terrific 32-point performance from Carmelo Anthony but Miami handed them a 99-93 defeat on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

The Cavaliers were a 105-89 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (194) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cavaliers endured a 105-89 loss at the hands of the Clippers on Friday, despite a 17-point effort from Dion Waiters at Quicken Loans Arena.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Knicks at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New York's last 11 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
New York is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 9 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
Cleveland is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games when playing New York

Next up:
New York at Detroit, Wednesday, March 6
Cleveland home to Utah, Wednesday, March 6