Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/13/2017
Monday, November 13, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Monday, November 13, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 4 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers head into this matchup with a mark of 6-7. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.5 as they are averaging 105.3 points per contest while giving up 108.8 per game. The Knicks have an overall mark of 7-5. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per contest and giving up 102.2, which is a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 4-8-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 9-4-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 7-5-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/12/17 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is "?" Monday vs. New York
11/02/17 C Tristan Thompson Calf is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/11/17 C Joakim Noah Suspension Served is probable Monday vs. Cleveland
11/11/17 C Willy Hernangomez Illness is "?" Monday vs. Cleveland
Kevin Love comes into this game averaging 17.2 points per contest while playing 27.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 9.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Lebron James averages 27.5 points per contest in 36.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 8.3 assists per game and 7 rebounds per contest for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 60% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Enes Kanter has scored 13 points per contest while playing 24.8 minutes per game this season for the Knicks. He hauls in 10.2 rebounds per contest and has 0.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 30 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.3 rebounds per game and 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 105.3 points per contest this year, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.54 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 38.9 boards per contest and 20.6 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 14.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 108.8 points per contest which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 41% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 25.1 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 14th in the NBA with 103.1 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.92. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.8 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 22.8. The Knicks are 7th in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Knicks give up 102.2 points per game, which ranks them 14th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 21.8 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 37.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Knicks are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 116.2, and their offensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 1st. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 93.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Cleveland is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA.
New York is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Knicks are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 9th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 92.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland -4
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