Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New York Knicks - 1/20/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers
Monday, January 20, 2020 at 5:00 PM (Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse)
CLE -1.5 . Total 221.5
The New York Knicks are on the road for a battle with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Knicks are (11-32), coming off a 90-87 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Cavaliers are (12-31), after falling to the Chicago Bulls, 118-116.
In the Knicks loss to the 76ers, New York was guided on offense by Julius Randle. Randle finished the game with a double-double, totaling 14 points and 12 rebounds, while adding 5 assists. The Knicks shot 40% from the floor and 24% from 3-point range. New York out rebounded Philadelphia, 48 to 41. The Knicks allowed the 76ers to sink 103-pointers, while the Knicks made just 6 from deep.
In the Cavaliers loss to the Bulls, Cleveland was led offensively by Kevin Love. Love registered 29 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists. The Cavaliers shot 54% from the floor and 52% from distance. Cleveland hurt their chances in the game, by giving the ball away 26 times, which helped lead to the Bulls attempting 13 more shots than the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers were out scored on fast break points, 10 to 4.
Recent Betting Trends:
Knicks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Knicks are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games.
The over is 4-2 in Knicks last 6 games.
Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Cavaliers are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games.
The over is 8-2 in Cavaliers last 10 games.
Both teams are in the process of a losing streak, as the Knicks have lost 3 in a row, while the Cavaliers have lost 4 straight. Both offense's have been less than stellar this season, as neither team is averaging over 105 per game. The Cavaliers rank 29th in offensive turnovers, which should help the Knicks gather a couple extra scoring opportunities. With both offense's not being great, I'll side with the Knicks as Cleveland will give up to many turnovers, with some more than likely leading to fast break points. Final score prediction, Knicks win out right, 111-107.