New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 4/11/2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The New York Knicks head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 6 point favorites.
The Knicks head into this matchup with a mark of 28-53. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.7 as they are averaging 104.4 points per contest while giving up 108.1 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 50-31. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 111.0 points per contest and giving up 109.9, which is a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 37-44-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 42-37-2 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 30-48-3 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 40-39-2 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
04/10/18 G Emmanuel Mudiay Concussion is doubtful Wednesday vs Cleveland
04/10/18 C Enes Kanter Back is doubtful Wednesday vs Cleveland
04/10/18 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Ankle is doubtful Wednesday vs Cleveland
02/07/18 F Kristaps Porzingis ACL is out for season
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
04/10/18 G Rodney Hood Achilles is questionable Wednesday vs New York
Tim Hardaway comes into this game averaging 17.5 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Courtney Lee averages 12 points per contest in 30.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest for New York. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Kevin Love has scored 17.6 points per contest while playing 28 minutes per game this season for the Cavaliers. He hauls in 9.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Lebron James averages 27.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 37.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.7 rebounds per game and 9.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 104.4 points per contest this year, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.75 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 44.1 boards per contest and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 14.7 per game. The Knicks allow 108.1 points per contest which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 24.1 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 5th in the NBA with 111 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 5th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 42 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 23.5. The Cavaliers are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Cavaliers give up 109.9 points per game, which ranks them 27th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.8 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 43.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Knicks are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 7th. 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. New York is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York +6
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