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NBA Matchup - Cavaliers Knicks Odds Preview

New York KnicksCleveland Cavaliers
23-40March 08, 2014, 07:30 | Quicken Loans Arena24-39

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Saturday when the Knicks of New York hit the hard court against the Cavaliers of Cleveland.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Cavaliers currently sport a record of 24-39, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 28-35 ATS. The Knicks are 23-40 and 26-37 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cavaliers post a 28-35 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Knicks have gone 36-27 against the number.

View New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Knicks before tip-off in this one found them as 1-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 199 at TopBet.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cavaliers at No. 19 and the Knicks at No. 18 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 89-87 result in favor of the Knicks.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 101-92 result against the Bobcats on March 7. The Cavaliers failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 193 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Luol Deng scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Cavaliers to victory (they lost 101-92 to Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena on Friday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knicks rank No. 26 in the league with 40.76 per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 10 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland is the NBA’s No. 19-ranked team at 6.95 per game, while the Knicks rate No. 7 with 9.06 per contest.

Next up:
New York home to Philadelphia, Monday, March 10th
Cleveland at Phoenix, Wednesday, March 12th