New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Game Picks 2/11/2019
Monday, February 11, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The New York Knicks head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, February 11, 2019. The opening line for this game has New York as 1 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 10-45. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -9.1 as they average 105.2 points per game while giving up 114.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 11-45. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 102.3 points per contest and give up 113.1, which is a point differential of -10.8.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 24-29-2 against the spread this season
The New York Knicks are 25-30-0 against the over/under this year
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 24-31-1 against the spread this season
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 28-27-0 against the over/under this year
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/09/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is out indefinitely
02/08/19 C Enes Kanter Waived has been waived
01/25/19 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
02/09/19 SF Cedi Osman Ankle is questionable Monday vs New York
01/25/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is out indefinitely
Kevin Knox comes into this game averaging 12.6 points per contest while playing 28.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Dennis Smith averages 13.6 points per contest in 28.8 minutes per game. He averages 4.6 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Collin Sexton scores 14.8 points per contest while playing 30.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Jordan Clarkson averages 16.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 105.2 points per contest, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 44.2 boards per contest and 19.7 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 13.8 per game. The Knicks allow 114.3 points per contest, which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 48.0 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they allow 25.7 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 29th in the NBA with 102.3 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -10.8. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 12th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.3 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 20.4. The Cavaliers are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Cavaliers give up 113.1 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.4 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 43.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest this year.
The Knicks are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.7, and their defensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. New York is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Cleveland is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.1, and their defensive rating of 117.3 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York -1
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