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Knicks vs Cavaliers NBA Game Preview

New York KnicksCleveland Cavaliers
Jan 25, 7:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

7-10TEAM RECORD6-10

The Cavaliers will hit the floor running against the visiting New York Knicks on Wednesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Cavaliers sit at 6-10 (9-7 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Knicks are currently 7-10 (4-13 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Cleveland is 9-7 OU, and New York is 5-12 OU.

View New York vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Knicks are listed as 1-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 197.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 26 (Cavaliers) and the No. 25 (Knicks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 96-92 result in favor of the Knicks is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 94.2 PPG, against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 19 at 95.6 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, more than the Knicks shooters have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Knicks own the league's No. 4-rated mark, allowing 91.9 points per game when on the road. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in home scoring.

New York won its last outing, a 111-78 result against the Bobcats on January 24. The Knicks covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite, while the 189 combined points took the game UNDER the total. New York cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Charlotte out of the gym and running up a 111-78 score at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Cleveland was a 92-85 loser in its last match on the road against the Heat. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 177 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Cavaliers endured a 92-85 loss at the hands of the Heat on Tuesday, despite a 17-point effort from Kyrie Irving at AmericanAirlines Arena.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing New Jersey are 7-3
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Knicks at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New York's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing New York
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New York
Cleveland is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games

Next up:
New York at Miami, Friday, January 27
Cleveland home to New Jersey, Friday, January 27

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