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New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/30/14

Cleveland Cavaliers (16-29) at New York Knicks (18-27)

NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

The Line: New York Knicks -5.5 -- Over/Under: 196.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to New York on Thursday to face off against the Knicks.

The New York Knicks are currently 18-27 on the season, and are in fourth place in their division, trailing the Raptors by just five and a half games at this point.  The Knicks are actually playing very well defensively this season, but the offense is another story, scoring just 96.6 points per outing.  Carmelo is leading the team in scoring this season, with an average of 27.1 points per game, while also leading the Knicks in Rebounds per game, with an average of nine.  New York has played well as of late, winning three in a row heading into this meeting with the Cavs.

New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/30/14

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the red this season, having a record of just 16-29 on the year.  The Cavs are really struggling on the road this season, going just 5-17 away from home on the year.  The Cavs are led offensively by Kyrie Irving, who is putting up a solid 21.5 points per game this season, and is also leading the team in assists and steals average.  The Cavs have dropped two out of their last three heading into Thursday’s meeting with the Knicks, with their latest loss coming on Tuesday against the Pelicans, 100-89.

The Cleveland Cavalier are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall, and the Cavs are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games when allowing triple digits in their previous outing.

The Knicks are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games following a win against the spread, and the Knicks are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games when scoring triple digits the game before.

Neither one of these teams is exactly impressive this season, but the Cavs have been atrocious on the road.  Look for the Knicks to pull away in this one, getting the win and the cover at home.

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New York -5.5

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