New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers
|Date & Time||Monday February 11, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
Quicken Loans Arena
The Line: Cleveland -1.5 -- Over/Under 209.5
The Cleveland Cavaliers play host to the New York Knicks at the Quicken Loans Arena on Monday night.
The New York Knicks haven’t been able to buy a win these days as they’re currently riding a season-worst 16-game losing streak after falling to the Raptors in a 104-99 home loss on Saturday. Kevin Knox led the team with 20 points on seven of 21 shooting, Mitchell Robinson added 15 points, Dennis Smith Jr. scored 13 points with six assists while DeAndre Jordan chipped in with 10 points and 18 rebounds. As a team, the Knicks shot just 41 percent from the field and 10 of 25 from the 3-point line, but they came out with the right intent and were good enough to hang with the Raptors from start to finish despite Smith Jr. and Knox combining to shoot 11 of 38 from the field. With the narrow loss, New York fell to 10-45 overall and 4-22 at home.
Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been in a real slump as they’ve lost 10 of their last 12 games and they will be hoping to snap a four-game losing streak after falling to the Pacers in a 105-90 road loss on Saturday. Jordan Clarkson led the team with 18 points and six assists off the bench while Larry Nance Jr. and Collin Sexton each scored 16 points, but no other player finished in double figures. As a team, the Cavaliers shot 44 percent from the field and 16 of 36 from the 3-point line, but they fell behind by double digits early and never threatened to rally after falling behind by 18 points in the third quarter. With the loss, Cleveland fell to 11-45 overall and 5-24 on the road.
Looking at the betting trends, the Knicks are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record, 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games following a loss and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall. The Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in their last five Monday games, 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games against a team below .400 and 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 games playing on one days rest.
Head to head, the under is 11-4-1 in the last 16 meetings, the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings and the Knicks are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings.
The Knicks have been in a world of hurt lately and things will likely get worse before they get better as they continue to work their new players into the rotation, but the good news is that they have a decent chance to get a win here as the Cavaliers have been just as bad this season. You really couldn’t make much of an argument for either side here, but the Cavaliers beat the Knicks by 113-106 back on Dec 12 and they are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings, so without much confidence, I’m leaning towards the Cavaliers to get the win at home.