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New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

March 3, 2024



The New York Knicks will travel to Cleveland, Ohio, to face the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, with the game scheduled to start at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday evening. They will air on ESPN, Bally Sports Ohio, and MSG.

New York Knicks Team Preview

The New York Knicks enter this game with a record of 35-25, which puts them in 4th place in the Eastern Conference. However, the Knicks have lost three of their last four games and are on a two-game losing streak following Thursday’s 99-110 loss at home against the Golden State Warriors. 

The success of the Knicks this season can be attributed to their defensive play, as they are allowing the 4th fewest points per game with an average of 109.92 points allowed per game. However, New York plays slower than the average team in the league, which also leads them to be one of the lower-scoring teams in the NBA, as they rank 20th in scoring with an average of 113.55 points per game. 

Jalen Brunson has played a pivotal role in the success the Knicks have had this season and leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 27.7 points and 6.7 assists per game. The New York Knicks will look to end their two-game losing streak when they travel to face the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Cleveland Cavaliers Team Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers have the 2nd best record in the Eastern Conference at 39-20 while having won three of their last four games, which includes Friday’s 110-100 win on the road against the Detroit Pistons. The Cavaliers have been one of the best teams defensively in the league, as they are allowing the 2nd fewest points per game in the NBA, with an average of 109.72 points allowed per game. 

Offensively, Cleveland has been a middle-of-the-pack team as the Cavaliers rank 15th in scoring, averaging 114.71 points per game. Jarrett Allen enters this game averaging a double-double with 15.7 points and 10.5 rebounds per game while also leading the team in blocks with 62 blocks this season. 

The Cleveland Cavaliers will look to get their 4th win in their last five games when they host the New York Knicks on Sunday evening.

Odds and Series Trends

WagerWeb has the Cleveland Cavaliers listed as 5-point favorites at home against the New York Knicks on Sunday evening. New York has won eight of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings. The Knicks have covered the spread in eight of the last ten and two of the previous three games in the series. The New York Knicks are 30-28-2 ATS overall, 15-13-1 ATS on the road, and 9-16-2 ATS as an underdog this season, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are 29-28-2 ATS overall, 13-15-1 ATS at home, and 20-19-2 ATS on the year.

Game Pick

Cleveland enters this game with a better record. However, New York has been the better team in the series, winning eight of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings. The Knicks have covered the spread in eight of the last ten and two of the previous three games in the series while also having been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 30-28-2 ATS overall and 15-13-1 ATS on the road while the Cavaliers are 29-28-2 ATS overall and 13-15-1 ATS at home. Take the points with the New York Knicks when they travel to face the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: New York Knicks +5