Knicks at Cavaliers - 11/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (2-2) at Cleveland Cavaliers (3-1)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -11 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, MSG, FSOH
The New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Wednesday at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The New York Knicks look to remain unbeaten on the road to get a game above .500. The New York Knicks are averaging 106 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 23 points and 6.8 rebounds while Derrick Williams is averaging 11.5 points and three rebounds. Langston Galloway is grabbing five rebounds and Jerian Grant is dishing 3.8 assists. The New York Knicks are allowing teams to shoot 37.7 percent from deep and are getting just 56.8 points from their starters. The Knicks have improved from last year so far, but they still have a ways to go on both ends of the court. Kristaps Porzingis and Lou Amundson are questionable.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look to win their fourth straight game and remain unbeaten at home. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 102.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 91.2 points on 41.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 22 points and 7.8 rebounds while Kevin Love is averaging 18.5 points and 10.8 rebounds. Matthew Dellavedova is dishing 6.5 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.5 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing just 27.5 percent shooting from deep and have won 17 of their last 20 regular season games when allowing less than 100 points. The concern with the Cavs are their injuries and their 72 percent free throw shooting. J.R. Smith is questionable with a knee injury.
The Knicks are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Cavaliers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Cleveland and the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Cavs are a different team at home than they are on the road, and the Knicks simply doesn't have the offensive firepower to hang with Cleveland. Especially if Porzingis is going to miss this game with a neck injury. Give me the Cavs by double digits.