Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Quicken Loans Arena
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The New York Knicks travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.5.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 14-15 and a road record of 7-7. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 98.4 points per game while giving up 99.2 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 18-7 and a home record of 12-1. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per game and surrendering 95.6, good for a point differential of 6.2.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
LeBron James averages 26.5 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Kevin Love averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.5 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
New York averages 98.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.3 per game. The Knicks allow 99.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 18.6 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Cleveland averages 101.8 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 15th with 14.8 per game. The Cavaliers allow 95.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 17-12-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 14-14-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 11-14-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 13-12-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/22/15 F Carmelo Anthony Ankle injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland
12/22/15 F Kyle O'Quinn Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/20/15 PG Mo Williams Thumb "?" Wednesday vs. New York
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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