New York Knicks (1-2) at Cleveland Cavaliers (3-0)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 217.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The New York Knicks look for another win to get back to a .500 record. The New York Knicks are averaging 108.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 23.7 points and 6.3 assists while Alec Burks is averaging 20.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing 3.7 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 42.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 25.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look for another win to improve to 4-0 on the season. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 122.3 points on 51.3 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 27 points and 2.3 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 20.3 points and four assists. Darius Garland is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 43.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.7 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest. The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 overall. The over is 17-6 in Cavaliers last 23 home games. The under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings in Cleveland.
The New York Knicks are coming off a blowout win over the Bucks that shows they have potential in a game like this, but they're still the Knicks until proven otherwise. I need to see more consistency from the Knicks before taking them seriously. The Cleveland Cavaliers are the surprise of the opening week, as they're unbeaten through three games and one of the best offensive teams in the league, ranked third in field goal percentage and first in three point percentage. I'll lay the chalk with the Cavs.