The Knicks snapped a three-game losing streak in their most recent contest against the Clippers. They prepare for three consecutive road games which start with a clash against an inspired Cavs squad. The hosts won three of their last ten contests and now come from a victory over the Thunder. They hold the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference and gunning for a comfortable spot before the All-Star Weekend takes off.
NitroBetting brings you an overview of the Knicks vs. Cavaliers game. We cover important event details, team and player stats, and the latest NBA betting odds. Furthermore, we share timely betting trends and predictions that help you find the best picks.
Knicks vs. Cavaliers Game Information
- When: Monday, January 24, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland, OH
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: 98.7 FM ESPN (Knicks) / WMMS 100.7 FM (Cavs)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Knicks (+6.5) / Cavs (-6.5)
Why Bet on the New York Knicks?
We expect the Knicks to excel on the defensive end. The team holds opponents to 104.6 points (sixth) per game on 44.0% shooting (fifth). This is where they can put pressure on the Cavs. They also have a good defense against short and mid-range shots, holding teams to 51.1% two-point shooting (fifth). On top of that, New York has solid rebounding numbers at 54.4 total boards (fifth) per game. Leading rebounder Julius Randle also makes sure that they remain competitive on the offensive rebounding end, averaging 10.9 offensive rebounds in 47 games.
The offensive side is where the Knicks fall behind their opponents. New York currently averages 104.0 points (27th) per game on 43.6% shooting (26th). However, they produce good numbers from beyond the arc and hit 35.6% (ninth) of their shots from deep. The Knicks are significantly better three-point shooters than their upcoming opponents.
Kemba Walker and Mitchell Robinson are listed as day-to-day. Alec Burks and Nerlens Noel are expected to fill in for the starters if both players do not get the green light from team doctors.
Why Bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers?
The Cavaliers are an impressive team on both ends of the court. They are slowly improving on offense, as they are now putting up107.2 points per game (22nd). The team does well from short-range. They record a 54.6% two-point shooting percentage (fifth) which should test the Knicks’ defense on Monday night. They are not the best three-point shooters, but Cleveland’s ability to score in the paint might edge out their opponents. The Cavs averaged 47.8 points in the pain (tenth) in 47 games.
Defense is also a priority of J. B. Bickerstaff’s team. The Cavs limit opponents to 102.5 points (second) on 44.2% shooting (seventh) per game. They have rebounding numbers that could worry the Knicks at 53.1 total boards (13th) per game. Additionally, the Cavs average 34.1% opponent three-point shooting (eighth). The Knicks have to be on top of their game to pierce through this impressive defense.
Forward Lauri Markkanen is the only player to miss the game. Lamar Stevens is expected to step up and start the game for the Cavaliers.
Knicks vs. Cavaliers Betting Trends
- The Knicks are 3-3 in their last six regular-season road games (3-3 ATS).
- The Knicks are 5-2 in their last seven regular-season road games against the Cavs (5-2 ATS).
- The totals went over in three of the Knicks’ last five regular-season road games.
- The Cavs are 3-2 in their last five regular-season games at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse (4-1 ATS).
- The Cavs are 2-2 in their last four regular-season home games against the Knicks (2-2 ATS).
- The totals went under in two of the Cavs’ last four regular-season games against the Knicks.
Knicks vs. Cavaliers Expert Betting Prediction
The New York Knicks forced several wins here and there. This leads us to believe that they can cover the spread in this matchup. However, there’s still a hint of inconsistencies coming from the side. We find a Cavs team in form at the other end of the spectrum. They won home games by 6 points or more and north of 10 points as favorites. Cleveland enters the contest as favorites. Home court advantage also takes some of the pressure off the team.
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