Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New York Knicks - 12/23/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (14-15) at Cleveland Cavaliers (18-7)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, FSOH
The New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Wednesday at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The New York Knicks look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The New York Knicks are averaging 98.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 99.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.8 points and 7.3 rebounds while Arron Afflalo is averaging 13.7 points and 1.8 assists. Kristaps Porzingis is grabbing 8.1 rebounds and Langston Galloway is dishing 2.2 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.6 turnovers per game. The New York Knicks have lost five of their last seven road games. Melo and Kyle O'Quinn are questionable.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers hope to build on their impressive five-game winning streak. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 101.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 95.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26.5 points and 6.4 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.3 points and 10.5 rebounds. Kyrie Irving is dishing four assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.8 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cavs are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 10 of their last 11 home games. Mo Williams is questionable with a thumb injury.
The Knicks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cavaliers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Knicks are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Cleveland and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
A healthy Cavs tean against a Knicks team without Melo, I'm siding with Cleveland.