Cavaliers vs Knicks Pick: Friday, January 29th

Cavaliers vs Knicks Pick: Friday, January 29th: The Cavs snapped their 2 game losing streak with a 122-107 win at home over Detroit on Wednesday night, shooting 54% from the field and 52.4% from behind the arc in the win. Andre Drummond played big against his former team putting up 23 points, 16 boards, with 2 blocks. Collin Sexton went for 29, going 10/14 shooting, and his +25 was second on the team to Belmont’s Dylan Windler, who was a +29 in 22 minutes. Dylan Windler scored 8 points, while Darius Garland was back in the starting lineup and went 6/11 from the field for 14 points and 4 assists. Larry Nance missed the game with a wrist injury and is listed as questionable to go tonight.

The Knicks headed into Utah Wednesday night on the tail end of back to back losses but dropped the game 108-94. Now, they return from a 4 game road trip that opened with a 119 – 104 win at Golden State, then saw them struggle to score in losses at Sacramento, Portland, and Utah. The Knicks average just 101.5 points per game, while hitting just 44.25% from the field. They simply don’t get enough distribution with just 21.1 assists per game. In their loss to the Jazz, Julius Randle went for 18, RJ Barret for 17, and Justin Rivers came off the bench to put up 25. Elfrid Payton continues to play when he feels like it. He went for just 4 points and 2 assists in 21 minutes played, while Immanuel Quickly came off his career-high 31 points against the Blazers to go 1/11 from the field for 6 points on Wednesday. Reggie Bullock (neck) is questionable for Friday’s game against the Cavaliers.

Cavaliers vs Knicks Odds

NBA Odds Spread
Cavaliers +1.5 (-110)
Knicks -1.5 (-110)
Total 206.5
Where/When Madison Square Garden, 7:30 PM ET

The Cavs are 5-5 in their last 10, and have been outscored by just under 5 points per game in that stretch, Cleveland has one of the worst offensive numbers in the league, rated 29th on offense with an average of just 105.4 points per game. Meanwhile, the Knicks pride themselves on being the best defensive team in the league so far this season, allowing just 103.8 points per game, but they can barely back that up on the other side of the floor, as they are rated the worst offensive team in the league, with just 101.5 points per game on average. This fact is surely one of the reasons why the Knicks have gone ‘Under’ the betting total in 13 of their first 19 games this season.

NBA Team ATS Record ATS Margin
Cavaliers 10-8 +1.7
Knicks 9-10 +3.3

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