Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 4/9/2018
Monday, April 9, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Monday, April 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 7 point favorites.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 49-31. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.0 as they are averaging 110.9 points per game while giving up 109.9 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 28-52. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 108.0, good for a point differential of -3.7.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 29-48-3 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 39-39-2 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 37-43-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 41-37-2 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
04/06/18 G Jose Calderon Hamstring is "?" Monday vs New York
04/06/18 G George Hill Ankle is "?" Monday vs New York
04/06/18 G Rodney Hood Achilles left last game, is "?" Monday vs New York
Key New York Knicks Injuries
04/08/18 G Emmanuel Mudiay Concussion is doubtful Monday vs Cleveland
04/08/18 C Enes Kanter Back is doubtful Monday vs Cleveland
04/08/18 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Ankle is doubtful Monday vs Cleveland
02/07/18 F Kristaps Porzingis ACL is out for season
Lebron James averages 27.7 points per game in 37.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.2 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Kevin Love comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%.
Courtney Lee averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 92%. Tim Hardaway averages 17.5 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 109.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they give up 25.8 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. Cleveland averages 110.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.94 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks surrender 108 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24 assists allowed per contest, and 16th with 43.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season. New York is 18th in the league with 104.3 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3.63. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 44.2 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 23.2. The Knicks are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.7.
The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 111.9, and their offensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 2nd. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Cleveland is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
New York is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Knicks are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 8th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York +7
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