New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 24 (1/24): NBA

New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 24 (1/24): NBA

Credit: photo by Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

 
Odds
Time 7:10 p.m. EST
Knicks money line +260
Knicks spread +7
Cavaliers money line -286
Cavaliers spread -7
Over / under 203.5

 

2021-2022 season stats
  New York Knicks Cleveland Cavaliers
Record 23-24 28-19
Road / home record 11-10 13-9
Streak 1W 1W
Points per game 104.02 107.23
Points allowed per game 104.57 102.47
Rebounds per game 45.50 45.28
Rebounds allowed per game 43.65 43.26
Over / under record 20-27 18-28-1

 

Preview

The New York Knicks head on the road for a head-to-head showdown with the Cleveland Cavaliers. These teams met in November and the Cavs destroyed the Knicks 126-109 at New York.

NEW YORK KNICKS

The Knicks end their losing streak, with a win over the Clippers in their last game. They covered as 3.5-point favorites in the 110-102 victory.

RJ Barrett led the way for New York with 28 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists. Julius Randle finished with 24 points, nine rebounds, and five assists, while Evan Fournier added 14 points and four rebounds.

New York has played well defensively, giving up 104.6 points per game. They gave up 102 points in their last game and will need another solid defensive effort if they want to win this game.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

The Cavs were on a 5 game winning streak before being bullied by the Chicago Bulls, but then they bounced back with a 94-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday.

Cleveland is averaging 107.2 points per game. They scored 94 points in their last game, making 46.1 percent of their field goals and 22.2 percent of their three-pointers.

Darius Garland led the way for the Cavaliers with 23 points and 11 assists. Evan Mobley finished with 15 points and 17 rebounds, while Jarrett Allen added 14 points and 13 rebounds.

They're playing well defensively, giving up 102.5 points per game. 

BETTING TRENDS

Knicks are 2-4 ATS (33%) when spread was -9 to –6 and they're 4-7 ATS (36%) vs teams that win >55% of games. The Cavs are 30-15-2 ATS overall (#1) 15-7 ATS at home.

Prediction

The Cavaliers win at home by an average of 6.2 points and 10.8 points as favorites and the Knicks have won only 6 games as underdogs. I see a similar result as the last time these two met, the Cavs have the defense to shut down a Knicks offense that’s already in the dumps. Give me the Cavaliers to win and cover the spread.

PICK: Cavaliers -7 (-110)

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