New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/29/2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The New York Knicks travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, October 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 10.5 point favorites.
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The Knicks head into this matchup with a mark of 1-3. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.2 as they are averaging 96.8 points per contest while giving up 103.0 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 3-2. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 107.4 points per contest and giving up 106.8, which is a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 1-3-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 1-4-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/21/17 C Joakim Noah Suspension 12-game suspension (eligible to return 11/13 vs. Cleveland)
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/28/17 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. New Orleans
10/28/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is probable Saturday vs. New Orleans
10/25/17 G Dwyane Wade Knee is "?" Saturday vs. New Orleans
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Enes Kanter averages 13.8 points per game in 23 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 10.5 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Kristaps Porzingis comes into this contest averaging 26.5 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%.
Kevin Love averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.2 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Lebron James averages 27.6 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.8 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league. New York averages 96.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.25 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 27% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 16.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers surrender 106.8 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25 assists allowed per contest, and 4th with 40.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season. Cleveland is 9th in the league with 107.4 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 44.8 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 21.6. The Cavaliers are 12th in turnovers per game with 16.
The Knicks are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 101, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 27th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. New York is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 9th in the league.
Cleveland is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 8th in the league. The Cavaliers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York +10.5
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