Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New York Knicks: 1/29/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 29, 2021

The New York Knicks (8-11) are 1-point underdogs as they look to stop a three-game losing streak when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers (9-9) on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Madison Square Garden. The game airs at 7:30 PM ET on FS-OH. The matchup’s over/under is set at 206.5.

Betting Information

Cavaliers vs Knicks Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Cavaliers -1 -105 -115 206.5 -110 -110
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Head to Head

Cleveland and New York have split the last 10 games they’ve played. The Knicks have an advantage against the spread (4-2) when taking the court against the Cavaliers.

Cavaliers vs Knicks in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/15/2021 Knicks Cavaliers -2 196 -130 109 Regular Season 106-103 CLE
12/29/2020 Cavaliers Cavaliers -3.5 215.5 -155 130 Regular Season 95-86 NY
2/3/2020 Knicks Cavaliers -2 216 -130 109 Regular Season 139-134 NY
1/20/2020 Knicks Cavaliers -1.5 222 -121 101 Regular Season 106-86 NY
11/18/2019 Knicks Knicks -5.5 210 -221 177 Regular Season 123-105 NY
11/10/2019 Knicks Knicks -2 213.5 -130 109 Regular Season 108-87 CLE
2/28/2019 Knicks Regular Season 125-118 CLE
2/11/2019 Cavaliers Regular Season 107-104 CLE
12/12/2018 Cavaliers Regular Season 113-106 CLE
4/11/2018 Cavaliers Regular Season 110-98 NY
  • 2/3/2020 DNP – Knicks: RJ Barrett
  • 1/20/2020 DNP – Knicks: RJ Barrett
  • 11/18/2019 DNP – Cavaliers: Kevin Love; Knicks: Elfrid Payton
  • 11/10/2019 DNP – Knicks: Elfrid Payton
  • Cavaliers Betting Information

    • Cleveland is good against the spread, going 10-8 this season.
    • The Cavaliers have posted an even record of 1-1 against the spread when the spread is -1 or higher.
    • Cleveland has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 8 times in 18 contests (44.4%).
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    Knicks Betting Information

    • New York has covered the spread in fewer than half of its outings, going 9-10 ATS.
    • When they play as at least 1-point underdogs, the Knicks have a record ATS of 0-2.
    • In the majority of New York’s games this year, the teams have not hit the over (6 out of 19 games, 31.6%).
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    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Cavaliers and their opponents have scored at least 206.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 10 of 18 games (55.6%) this year.
    • New York and its opponents have combined to score at least 206.5 points in nine of 19 games (47.4%) this year.
    • The Cavaliers and the Knicks combine to average 0.4 more points per game than the total of 206.5 set for this matchup.
    • The Cavaliers and the Knicks have seen their opponents average a combined 6.3 more points per game than the over/under of 206.5 set in this matchup.
    • The average total the Cavaliers have had set in games this season is 7.9 more points than this outing’s point total.
    • The average point total for the Knicks this year is 1.2 points less than this game’s over/under.
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    Cavaliers Leaders

    • Collin Sexton leads the Cavaliers in scoring, racking up 25.2 points per game.
    • Cleveland is led in rebounding by Andre Drummond’s 14.8 rebounds per game and assisting by Darius Garland’s 5.5 assists per game .
    • The Cavaliers are led by Cedi Osman from beyond the arc. He hits 2.6 shots from deep per game.
    • Cleveland’s steals leader is Larry Nance Jr., who grabs 2.3 per game. Jarrett Allen leads the team averaging 1.6 blocks an outing.

    Knicks Leaders

    • Julius Randle leads the Knicks with 22.5 points per game, 11.3 rebounds per game, and 6.0 assists per game.
    • Alec Burks leads the Knicks in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.4 made threes per game.
    • Mitchell Robinson is tops on New York in both steals (1.2) and blocks (1.7) per game.
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