Cleveland Cavaliers (9-9) at New York Knicks (8-11)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 29, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -2 -- Over/Under: 205.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks meet Friday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 105.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 25.2 points and 2.7 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 18.9 points and 2.6 assists. Darius Garland is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 101.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 43 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.5 points and six assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 17.4 points and 6.8 rebounds. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing 3.8 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game.
The Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Knicks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The over is 6-0 in Cavaliers last 6 overall. The under is 12-4 in Knicks last 16 overall. The Cavaliers are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in New York and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The New York Knicks should be thrilled to be back home after a struggling west coast road trip, and they have a clear defensive edge in this matchup. The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to have issues with consistency given their defensive struggles, and they lose on the road by an average of 10.1 points while shooting just 43 percent from the field. This is a game where the Knicks should get back on track.