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(23-34) New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (39-16)
Date: Thursday February 23
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Cleveland -10
NBA Betting Total: 223
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The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Indiana Pacers in their last outing, with the final score 113-104 for Cleveland, while out in Oklahoma City the New York Knicks came away losers at the hands of the OKC Thunder (final score 116-105).
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The New York Knicks defensive issues continue to plague this team. Even last outing, despite playing the Thunder they still allowed them to score 116 points on them.
That’s just an unreal amount of points they’ve give up, even to teams that aren’t great at scoring. Despite OKC playing through Russell Westbrook a ton, the New York Knicks still allowed others to get going.
Victor Oladipo pitched in 21 points, while Jerami Grant and Steven Adams got 13 points and 11.
But if they’re to beat Cleveland next outing they can’t allow that to happen again. It’s okay letting the stars beat you, but when the role players start to get going its challenge to stop.
So against Cleveland they need to force Kyrie Irving and LeBron James to beat them. If can do that they’ll have a better chance at winning, because nobody else is going to be able to get the lid off the basket if they force Irving and James into taking the bulk of the shots.
The Cleveland Cavaliers were able to beat the Indiana Pacers in their last outing, and Kyle Korver played a huge part in the final result.
The sharpshooting forward was on fire making 8 of his 12 field goal attempts, and 6 of his 8 three-ball attempts, on his way to scoring 22 points on the night. His excellent play was a key catalyst in Cleveland coming away winners.
But now next outing they’re going to need him again. Besides Kyrie Irving and LeBron James the team soli seems to rely on the production of those two at times. However against New York that can’t happen if they hope to win.
The Knicks aren’t a great defensive rotating team. They do a good job stopping the initial attack, but once the ball starts moving they tend to allow teams to score at will.
That means Cleveland has got to do that against them, if they’re to come away victorious. They can’t expect to win playing one on one basketball, so if they move the ball they’ll have a shot at winning.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.
- Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Knicks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Knicks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
The Cleveland Cavaliers are favourites to win this game, and rightfully so. They’re the best team in the East for a reason, so look for them to dismantle the lowly New York Knicks.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: -10
The New York Knicks tend to play good basketball for 40-42 minutes of a game. However, the final 8 minutes is where the game usually starts to go south, and don’t look for that to change Thursday. I’ll take Cleveland to come away with the 10-point win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 115 – New York 103
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