Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The New York Knicks travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.5.
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The Knicks had an overall record of 32-50 and a road record of 14-27 last season. They were 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They had a point differential of -2.7 as they averaged 98.4 points per game while giving up 101.1 per contest. New York was 8-8 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 21-31. They were 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers had an overall record of 57-25 and a home record of 33-8 last year. They were 1st in the Central Division. They averaged 104.3 points per game and surrendered 98.3, good for a point differential of 6. Cleveland had a division record of 8-8 and a conference record of 35-17. In their last 10 games they were 6-4.
Carmelo Anthony averaged 21.8 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night last season for the Knicks. He pulled down 7.7 rebounds per game and dished out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 43% while his free throw percentage finished at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averaged 14.3 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.3 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage was 42% for the year while his free throw percentage was 84%.
Lebron James averaged 25.3 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest last year for the Cavaliers. He grabbed 7.4 rebounds per game and had 6.8 assists per contest for the year. His field goal percentage was 52% and his free throw percentage finished at 73%. Kyrie Irving averaged 19.6 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averaged 3 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 89%.
New York averaged 98.4 points per contest last season which ranked them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -2.7 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team which had them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 18th in the league. They averaged 52.2 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranked them 13th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 9th with 13.4 per game. The Knicks allowed 101.1 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 10th in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 52.6 rebounds a game which ranked 18th and they gave up 20.8 assists per contest which put them in 5th place in the league. They forced 11.3 turnovers per game which ranked them 30th in the league.
Cleveland averaged 104.4 points per game last year which ranked them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 6.5 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a team which had them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 37% which was good for 3rd in the NBA. They averaged 52.7 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranked them 11th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers ranked 6th with 13.4 per game. The Cavaliers allowed 97.9 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 4th in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 48.7 rebounds a game which ranked 3rd and they gave up 21.2 assists per contest which put them in 9th place in the league. The Cavaliers forced 13.2 turnovers per game which ranked them 23rd in the NBA.
The Knicks averaged 97.9 points per game on the road last season and they scored 96 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of -4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was -3 per contest. The Knicks had an offensive rating of 104.6 and a defensive rating of 107.6 last season. In terms of pace they averaged 93.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 48%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. New York turned the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they forced 10.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 49%.
The Cavaliers scored 107.5 ppg at home and they averaged 106.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They had an average scoring differential of 11 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of 10.1 points per game. The Cavaliers rating on offense was 110.9 and they had a defensive rating of 104.5. They got 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempted 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turned the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 50%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks were 44-38-0 against the spread last year
The New York Knicks were 34-47-1 against the over/under last year
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers were 37-43-2 against the spread last year
The Cleveland Cavaliers were 41-41-0 against the over/under last year
New York Knicks Injuries
10/22/16 G Derrick Rose Personal probable Tuesday vs. Cleveland
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/24/16 C Channing Frye Ankle probable Tuesday vs. New York
10/24/16 G Kay Felder Concussion "?" Tuesday vs. New York
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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