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New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 11/18/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks
Date & Time Monday November 18, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
The Line
EVEN
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The The Cleveland Cavaliers are on the road for a matchup with the New York Knicks.  The Cavaliers are (4-7) on the year, coming off a 108-97 loss to the Miami Heat.  The Knicks are (3-10) thus far, having just lost to the Charlotte Hornets 103-102.

In the Cavaliers loss to the Heat, Cleveland was guided offensively by Kevin Love.  Love made 6 of his 16 attempts from the floor, totaling 21 points.  Collin Sexton added 15 points and 3 assists in the game.  The Cavaliers trailed by 24 points at the half, before chipping away and making the score more respectable.  Cleveland shot 42% from the floor and 25% from 3-point range.  The Cavaliers biggest deficit was 27 points.

During the Knicks loss to the Hornets, New York was led by RJ Barrett.  Barrett was 8 of 16 from the floor, while making 4 of 5 from the foul line, totaling 16 points and 5 rebounds.  The Knicks led with under 4 seconds to go, but Charlotte drilled a 3-pointer to give put them on top.  The Knicks shot 45% from the floor and 30% from distance.  The Knicks led by 15 points in the game, before giving way to the Hornets.

Recent Betting Trends:

Cavaliers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.

The under is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 road games.

Knicks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

Knicks are 22-46 ATS in their last 68 home games.

The under is 21-7 in Knicks last 28 home games.

The Cavaliers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings against the Knicks, when the games are played in New York.  The Cavaliers have dominated the series lately, winning 8 of the last 10 matchups.  Both teams have struggled to score this season, ranking in the lower third in offensive production.  The defense for both teams has been the reason for a few of each teams wins.  This should be a close game, but I'll give Cleveland the edge.  The Knicks rank 30th in free throw percentage, the Cavaliers rank 7th.  Therefore, if this game comes down to the wire, which it should, the Cavaliers have the better chance to win.  Final score prediction, Cleveland covers.    

Pick:
CLE
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