Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks Prediction, 1/24/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Madison Square Garden is the site where the New York Knicks will attempt to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.
The Cavaliers stepped onto the hardwood against the Bucks and went home with a win by a final score of 114-102 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Cavaliers finished with 13 while the Bucks accounted for 17 personal fouls. They buried 14 out of their 39 shots from downtown. Milwaukee finished shooting 90.9% from the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of 11 attempts. On top of that, Milwaukee grabbed 36 rebounds (7 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Milwaukee totaled 24 dimes and had 3 steals in this game. In regard to the defense, Cleveland allowed the other team to go 45.3% from the floor on 39 of 86 shooting. They also distributed 33 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing 14 turnovers and getting 9 steals. When it comes to getting rebounds, they earned 41 with 9 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Cavaliers converted 11 of their 17 attempts for a rate of 64.7%. Cleveland ended the game with a 55.8% FG percentage (48 of 86) and made 7 of their 22 3-point attempts.
Evan Mobley is someone who came through for the contest. Mobley ended up shooting 70.4% from the floor and recorded 3 assists. He played 38 mins and also snagged 9 rebounds. He ended up scoring 38 points on 19 out of 27 shooting.
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Cleveland heads into this matchup with a mark of 29-19 for the year. They currently have an average of 111.7 points per contest (26th in the league) while hitting 48.4% from the floor. The Cavaliers are shooting 36.3% on three-point shots (547 of 1,508) and 77.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Cleveland is grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,148 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 18th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 14.2 times per game and as a group are committing 18.8 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Cavaliers are forcing 14.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.3 personal fouls. They rank 5th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,091 conceded this year. The Cavaliers are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.6% (1,881 of 4,040) and they surrender 40.0 rebounds per game as a team. They are giving up 36.9% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 1st in the NBA in opponents PPG (107.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Knicks took a loss by a score of 125-116 against the Raptors. In the matter of cleaning the glass, New York permitted Toronto to collect 45 in total (17 on the offensive glass). They shot 44.1% from three-point range by shooting 15 of 34 and walked away from this one shooting 28 out of 35 from the free throw line (80.0%). The Knicks permitted the Raptors to make 41 of their 90 tries from the floor which left them shooting 45.6% for this contest. In all, the Knicks went 40 for 82 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.8%. When discussing three-point shots, New York converted 18 out of 41 attempts (43.9%). They were able to make 18 of the free throws for a clip of 69.2%. The Raptors committed 20 fouls for this game which got the Knicks to the free throw line for 26 shots. They gave up possession 16 times, while earning 4 steals for this contest. The Knicks were able to corral 33 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 47 for the contest.
RJ Barrett ended up being a factor for the Knicks in this contest. He converted 10 of 18 for this game for a rate of 55.6%, and accounted for 7 rebounds. Barrett accumulated 30 points in his 41 minutes on the hardwood and added 5 dimes in this contest.
New York has a win-loss mark of 25-23 for the season. As an offense, the Knicks are hitting on 45.7% from the field, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. New York has accounted for 5,487 points this year (114.3 per contest) and they pull in 47.4 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 22.5 times per game (27th in the league) and they turn it over 13.1 times per contest. The Knicks are committing 20.7 fouls every game and they hit 77.4% from the free throw line.
The New York defense gives up 34.5% on shots from beyond the arc (628 of 1,822) and their opponents are making 77.2% of their free throw shots. They allow 24.6 assists and 44.0 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 11th and 21st in basketball. The Knicks on defense are ranked 11th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 112.3. They are forcing 13.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.2% from the field (3rd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland
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