Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Knicks vs Cavaliers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the New York Knicks taking on the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday December 23 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
New York Knicks (14-15) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (18-7)
Date: December 23
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Cleveland -11.5
NBA Betting Total: 196
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The New York Knicks head into Cleveland to take on Lebron James and company Wednesday night as Cleveland looks to keep rolling along.
The Cavaliers got even better with the return of Kyrie Irving and with Iman Shumpert back in the lineup, Cleveland now just needs Mo Williams to be at 100%.
The Knicks have enough problems to deal with and now Carmelo Anthony is listed as questionable for Wednesday’s matchup.
The Knicks actually looked to be picking up some steam, but had their 4 game winning streak come to a halt against the Orlando Magic on Monday.
Kristaps Porzingis struggled in the loss as he finished just 3 of 12 from the field and 1 of 6 from behind the 3 point arc. Porzingis continues to struggle over his last 5 as he’s shooting just 28 percent from the field.
The Knicks would not have been to win 4 of their last 5 without the help of Lance Thomas off the bench. Thomas has seen a lot more minutes with Porzingis struggling and has filled the void tremendously.
Thomas went 9 of 9, which includes 3 of 3 from behind the arc, in Monday’s loss. Thomas is averaging over 15 points per game over the last 5.
Carmelo Anthony is listed as day-to-day with a sprained ankle.
The Cavaliers didn’t need any more help as this team has been one of the best.
However, as expected, Kyrie Irving returned on Sunday and now this Cavaliers team is as deep and as talented as ever. With Iman Shumpert also back from a groin injury, this team is right near 100%, but needs Mo Williams to return.
Williams has been battling a finger injury and has missed the last 2 games. He remains QUESTIONABLE for Wednesday.
With the way James has been playing, having 2 more stars back is going to make this team so dangerous. James has averaged 27.6 points per game over the Cavs 5 game winning streak and has shot 54 percent from the field.
Cleveland has already taken 2 games this season from the Knicks as they’ve held them to an average of 85 points in those 2 wins.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Knicks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games.
- Knicks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Knicks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
- Cavaliers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Cavaliers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Wednesday games.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Cavaliers are just too good with everyone healthy and back.
Combine that with the way Lebron James has been playing and look out.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cleveland ATS
Cleveland takes it to the Knicks here and heads west for their Christmas showdown with the Warriors, winning 6 straight.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 110- New York 90
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