A pair of conference rivals face off tonight as the Cavaliers (11-45, 6-21 home) host the Knicks (10-45, 6-23 away) at 7:00 p.m. EST at Quicken Loans Arena.
These two teams have already met once this season. The last time they played on December 13th, 2018, Cleveland won 113-106 behind 28 points from Jordan Clarkson.
The Cavaliers began as 1.0-point favorites for this match up, with a projected point total of 210. Visit one of our most trusted sportsbooks to make a wager today. New York is 23-31-1 against the spread this season and 26-29-0 over/under. Cleveland, meanwhile, is 24-31-1 ATS and 28-28-0 over/under.
New York enters the game ranked 27th in the league in defensive rating. They’re surrendering 114.3 points per contest and are holding opponents to 49.0% from the floor and 36.0% from beyond the arc. Offensively, they’re averaging 105.2 points and are 21st in rebounds and 30th in assists.
On the flip side, Cleveland ranks 26th in offensive rating. The Cavaliers are averaging 102.3 points per game on 42.0% shooting and are 25th in rebounds and 29th in assists. Defensively, they’re giving up 113.0 points per game and are first in field goals allowed and 28th in three-pointers allowed.
Both squads have been active lately. The Cavaliers are coming off of a 105-90 loss against the Pacers in Indiana in which they were 16 for 36 from deep were out-rebounded 54-38.
The Knicks, meanwhile, are fresh off a 99-104 loss against the Raptors in New York in which they handed out 22 assists and scratched and clawed their way to nine steals. Kevin Knox led the way with 20 points.
Overall, the Knicks have won zero of their previous ten games and are 15th in the Eastern Conference, while the Cavaliers have dropped eight of their last ten and are 14th in the Eastern Conference.