New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Analysis and Prediction

Quick overview of the game

The New York Knicks are traveling to the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on Monday evening to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second of three regular-season matchups.

Last games records

These teams played very early in the season, where the Cavs picked up a 126-109 road win. New York has been struggling as they are 1-3 in their last four games overall, while Cleveland is a solid 4-1 in their previous five games.

Matchup Information

  • Date & Time: Monday, January 24th, 2022; 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH.

New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Analysis

New York Knicks Betting Analysis

The Knicks have been struggling this season and are trying to get going, but it seems like they are not talented enough to get a run going and are beginning a very rough portion of their schedule. They are sitting at 11th in the Eastern Conference with a 23-24 record.

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Analysis

The Cavaliers are doing what the Knicks did last season and are outperforming expectations as they are 28-19, which is good for fifth in the Eastern Conference. 

Teams Updates: Injuries and Relevant Info

Both teams are dealing with some injuries, but the Knicks are entering this game a lot healthier than the Cavs are.

New York has point guard Ryan Arcidiacono (ankle), point guard Kemba Walker (knee), center Nerlens Noel (knee), and center Mitchell Robinson (lower body), all listed as questionable while point guard Derrick Rose (ankle) is out for another month.

On Cleveland’s side, point guard Rajon Rondo (hamstring) is questionable but power forward Lauri Markkanen (ankle), point guard Ricky Rubio (knee), and point guard Collin Sexton (knee) are all out for this game, with both point guards out for the year.

  • Knicks are 1-5 ATS in their last six games as a road underdog
  • Knicks are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games following a win
  • Cavaliers are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 home games
  • Cavaliers are 19-9-2 ATS in their last 30 games

New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview

These two teams are currently playing at two completely different levels this season as it seems like the Knicks are staring at their team from last year.

These are two of the tougher defenses in the league as Cleveland is tied for second with 102.5 points allowed per game while New York are fifth with 104.5 points allowed per game this year. Julius Randle has taken a step back in production, and that has really hurt the Knicks this season after coming off a Most Improved Player Award last season.

Darius Garland has been taking advantage of the injuries at the guard position and is making a case for an All-Star reserve as he is averaging 19.8 points and 8.1 assists per game so far. Jarrett Allen should feast down low as Mitchell Robinson and Nerlens Noel are both banged up coming into this game.

New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Prediction

Bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers to cover the spread!

How to Bet on New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers

According to some of the top sportsbooks across the United States, the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently being listed as a six-point home favorite in this game.

They should easily defeat this New York Knicks team that is not very good at the moment and need to make some moves to their roster if they want to be a competitive team this season.

The Knicks are averaging 99.5 points in their previous four games played while the Cavaliers are scoring 106.6 points in their last five games, so they have the edge scoring the basketball as well as defensively.

However, this feels like one of those low-scoring games where neither team is able to break 100 points, so with the total being listed at 202.5 points, go with the under there as well. Neither team has hit in the over in 45 percent of their games this season, so the under seems to be the biggest lock in this game.

However, the duo of Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen should be too much for the Knicks to comprehend defensively, so go with the Cleveland Cavaliers to cover the spread in their home arena and win by more than six points. 

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