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The New York Knicks (8-11) will attempt to stop a three-game losing streak when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers (9-9) on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Madison Square Garden at . The game airs at 7:30 PM ET on FS-OH. The matchup has an over/under of points.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of January 29, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Cavaliers vs Knicks Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 29

Cavaliers:
Kevin Love: Out (Calf),
Larry Nance Jr.: Day To Day (Wrist),
Matthew Dellavedova: Out (Concussion)

Knicks:
Reggie Bullock: Day To Day (Neck)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Knicks (+1)
Total Pick Over (206)
Prediction Knicks 107, Cavaliers 103

While DraftKings has the Cavaliers winning by one, the model has the Knicks taking home the victory, with a considerable margin between the two spreads (5.6 points). Take the Knicks.

The model predicts a total 3.9 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

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Cavaliers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Collin Sexton 13 25.2 2.7 4.2 1.2 0.2 1.9
Andre Drummond 17 18.9 14.8 2.6 1.6 1.4 0.0
Darius Garland 10 14.3 2.6 5.5 1.0 0.3 1.8
Cedi Osman 18 13.4 3.6 3.4 0.9 0.2 2.6
Taurean Prince 5 12.6 4.6 3.8 1.2 1.0 2.2

Cavaliers Player Props

  • Collin Sexton’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 26.5, 5.6 less than his season average of 32.1.
  • Darius Garland’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 18.5, 3.9 less than his season average of 22.4.
  • Cedi Osman’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots less than his season average of 2.6.
  • Larry Nance Jr.’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.8 steals less than his season average of 2.3.

Knicks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Julius Randle 19 22.5 11.3 6.0 0.7 0.2 1.4
RJ Barrett 19 17.4 6.8 3.4 0.7 0.3 1.1
Alec Burks 7 15.6 4.6 2.3 1.0 0.6 2.4
Elfrid Payton 19 12.2 3.8 3.8 0.6 0.2 0.5
Immanuel Quickley 15 10.7 1.9 2.5 0.5 0.5 1.3

Knicks Player Props

  • Julius Randle’s assists prop total for the contest is listed at 3.5 assists, 2.5 assists less than his season average of 6.0.
  • Alec Burks’ three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots higher than his season average of 2.4.
  • Mitchell Robinson’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.2 blocks lower than his season average of 1.7.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Cavaliers have a 45.6% shooting percentage from the field, which is 2.6% higher than the 43% of shots the Knicks’ opponents have hit.
  • Cleveland is 9-2 against the spread and 8-3 overall when it shoots better than 43% from the field.
  • New York is 7-5 against the spread and 7-5 overall when allowing opponents to shoot better than 45.6% from the field.
  • The Knicks are shooting 44.2% from the field, 2.4% lower than the 46.6% the Cavaliers’ opponents have shot this season.
  • New York is 5-2 against the spread and 5-2 overall when it shoots higher than 46.6% from the field.
  • Cleveland is 4-3 against the spread and 4-3 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot higher than 44.2% from the field.
  • The Cavaliers’ 36.3% three-point shooting percentage this season is 4.9 percentage points higher than opponents of the Knicks have shot from beyond the arc (31.4%).
  • Cleveland is 9-3 against the spread and 8-4 overall when it shoots better than 31.4% from distance.
  • New York is 7-7 against the spread while putting up a 7-7 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 36.3% from beyond the arc.
  • The Knicks are knocking down 34.9% of their shots from three-point range, which is -4 percentage points higher than the 38.9% the Cavaliers’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • New York has a 5-2 ATS record and is 4-3 straight-up when the team makes more than 38.9% of its three-point attempts.
  • Cleveland has a 4-2 ATS record and a 3-3 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 34.9% from three-point distance.
  • The Cavaliers make 10.1 three-pointers per game this season, only 0.7 more makes per game than the Knicks allow 9.4.
  • Cleveland is 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall when it makes more three-pointers than its opponents, while New York is 5-8 ATS and 4-9 straight up in games when it is out-shot from the three-point line.
  • The Cavaliers are the 28th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Knicks give up the eighth-fewest makes from deep.

Cavaliers vs Knicks Stat Rankings

Cavaliers Rank Cavaliers AVG Knicks AVG Knicks Rank
29th 105.4 Points Scored 101.5 30th
7th 109 Points Allowed 103.8 1st
16th 43.7 Rebounds 47.3 6th
4th 11.6 Off. Rebounds 10.9 10th
28th 10.1 3pt Made 9.4 30th
21st 23.9 Assists 21.1 29th
25th 15.2 Turnovers 13.3 8th

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