New York Knicks (5-7) at Cleveland Cavaliers (5-7)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +2.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Friday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The New York Knicks need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 100.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 45 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.8 points and 6.8 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 4.5 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 98.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 25.1 points and 2.1 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 18 points and 2.9 assists. Darius Garland is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cavaliers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 8-1 in Knicks last 9 overall. The under is 10-1 in Cavaliers last 11 overall. The Knicks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Cleveland and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The New York Knicks have fallen apart over the last week, but they haven't had the easiest schedule during this losing stretch. The Knicks are still a solid defensive club that has the ability to turn things around against lesser teams. The Cleveland Cavaliers are the team we all thought they'd be this season and the issues offensively are real. This is where the Knicks get back on track. I'll lay the bucket.