Knicks vs Cavaliers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/3/2020
Game: New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: New York -1
Julius Randle and the New York Knicks (14-36, 5th in the Atlantic Division) head to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Monday where they'll take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (13-37, 5th in the Central Division). Cleveland opens this game as 1 point dogs. The over/under has been set at 218.5.
The Knicks are covering the spread 52.0% of the time, having gone 26-24-0 ATS. Cleveland is covering 42.9% of the time, going 21-28-1 against the spread.
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/01/20 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is questionable Monday vs Cleveland
02/01/20 PG Elfrid Payton Suspension is questionable Monday vs Cleveland
01/17/20 SF RJ Barrett Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/01/20 PG Brandon Knight Knee is questionable Monday vs New York
01/13/20 SG Dylan Windler Leg is out for season
Julius Randle comes into this game averaging 18.9 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Marcus Morris averages 19.4 points per contest in 32.2 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Kevin Love scores 17.4 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Collin Sexton averages 19.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 103.8 points per contest, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 46.3 boards per contest and 21.2 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 14.1 per game. The Knicks allow 111.2 points per contest, which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 24.1 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 27th in the NBA with 105.5 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.98. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.4 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 21.9. The Cavaliers are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 16.4. The Cavaliers give up 114.5 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.9 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 43.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year.
The Knicks are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 105 is ranked 24th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 28th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. New York is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 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 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 115.5 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +1
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