New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 11/13/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (6-7) at New York Knicks (7-5)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +4.5 -- Over/Under: 219 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Monday.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have won three of their last five games and they will be looking to build on Saturday’s 111-104 win at Dallas. Kevin Love led the scoring with 29 points, 15 rebounds and three assists, LeBron James added 19 pints with 11 rebounds and four assists while JR Smith added 17 points. As a team, the Cavs shot 43 percent from the field and 12 of 31 from the three-point line as they used a 15-2 run in the third quarter to pull away from the Mavericks in a tight contest. With the win, Cleveland improved to 6-7 on the season and 3-3 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have won four of their last five games and they will be feeling good after making light work of the Kings in a 118-91 rout on Saturday. Kristaps Porzingis led the scoring with 34 points in just 27 minutes of action, Courtney Lee added 20 points while Enes Kanter chipped in with a double-double of 17 points with 13 rebounds. As a team, the Knicks shot 52 percent from the field and 12 of 27 from the three-point line. With the win, New York improved to 7-5 overall and 6-2 at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Cavs are 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 road games, 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 road games against a team with a winning home record and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Meanwhile, the Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games, 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the road team is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings, the Cavs are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings and 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in New York.
The Cavs are starting to show signs of improvement but it’s been a slow process and it took everything they had just to sneak past the Mavericks who have won just two games this season. On the other hand, the Knicks are a team on the rise and they’ve been particularly tough to beat at MSG, so I’m sticking with the home team to come out on top in this one.