Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New York Knicks - 12/12/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New York Knicks - 12/12/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks (8-20) at Cleveland Cavaliers (6-21)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)

The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +2 -- Over/Under: 214 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena.

The New York Knicks could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The New York Knicks are averaging 108.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 115 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 21.5 points and three assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 14.9 points and 11.5 rebounds. Trey Burke is the third double-digit scorer and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 2.9 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost six of their last eight road games.

The Cleveland Cavaliers could also use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 16 points and 2.1 assists while Collin Sexton is averaging 15.6 points and 2.6 assists. Rodney Hood is the third double-digit scorer and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 11.6 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost five of their last seven home games.

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The Knicks are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 Wednesday games, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cavaliers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Atlantic, 2-10 ATS in their last 12 Wednesday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Knicks are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Cleveland. The over is 7-2 in Knicks last 9 road games. The under is 9-4 in Cavaliers last 13 games playing on 1 days rest.

The New York Knicks shouldn't be favored against anybody on the road and it's just that simple. The Knicks are shooting under 44 percent from the field and being outscored by 9.3 points on the road this season. Sure, the Cleveland Cavaliers have struggles of their own, but four of their six wins this season have come at home and they've been decent offensively over the last week or so. Both of these teams are hot garbage, but the value is with the Cavs and the free bucket at home. Laying chalk with the Knicks just doesn't make much sense.

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Randy’s Pick Cleveland Cavaliers +2

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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