New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/12/2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The New York Knicks travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 1.5 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 8-20. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -6.6 as they average 108.4 points per game while giving up 115.0 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 6-21 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 103.0 points per game and surrender 111.4, good for a point differential of -8.3.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 14-13-1 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 15-13-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 13-13-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/10/18 G Allonzo Trier Hamstring is questionable Wednesday vs Cleveland
12/09/18 PG Trey Burke Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Cleveland
11/07/18 SF Lance Thomas Knee is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/10/18 G David Nwaba Knee is questionable Wednesday vs New York
12/10/18 F Tristan Thompson Foot left last game, is questionable Wednesday vs New York
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
Enes Kanter comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Tim Hardaway averages 21.5 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Rodney Hood averages 12.4 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Jordan Clarkson averages 16.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 108.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.2 per game. The Knicks allow 115.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 25.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 28th in the league with 103.0 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 19.5. The Cavaliers are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Cavaliers surrender 111.4 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 42.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game.
The Knicks are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 114.2, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 28th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 29th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. New York is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Cleveland is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 116.1, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 30th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +1.5
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