New York At Cleveland NBA Odds, Betting Pick & TV Info
There are any number of things that can derail a team during the course of the NBA season, but it is perhaps off-court issues that are the most distracting. The Cleveland Cavaliers have become the kings of that distraction during the LeBron era, but you get the sense that the drama that surrounds that team is often born of boredom during the regular season. The same cannot be said for the New York Knicks, as their issues over the past several years appear to be the result of mismanagement and bringing in guys that are not what anyone would describe as team players. The NBA trade deadline is fast approaching, and all the talk out of NYC is that two big name players might be on their way out the door. Carmelo Anthony, at one time lined with a move to the Cavaliers, is not overly willing to ditch his no trade clause, while Derrick Rose seems more willing to accept that a move is coming. Will these outside distractions have an impact when the Knicks and Cavaliers collide in Cleveland on Thursday night? Find out more about the latest NBA betting odds here.
In Depth Analysis On New York At Cleveland NBA Odds, Betting Pick & TV Info
When: Thursday, February 23 at 8 PM EST
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland
Radio: WEPN and WMGC
Live Stream: Watch NBA
NBA Odds: TBA
Why bet on the New York Knicks
Of the teams siting outside the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference, the Knicks have the most potent offense. The problem here, though, is that they are second worst in points allowed per game, and it’s that which has come back to hurt them on far too many nights. It has certainly hurt them in games versus the Cavaliers this season, as they have fallen short in all 3 prior meetings. This isn’t really a major surprise given that their losing streak versus Cleveland now extends through 9 games, with no real sign of it coming to an end. This type of losing attitude is not restricted to just the Cavs, though, as the New York Knicks are just 6-21 versus teams with a record above .500 this season.
Why bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers
If there is one thing that you can count on the Cleveland Cavaliers for it’s that they win at home much more often than not. This is a team that tends to play down to the opposition when out on the road, but which is totally dominant at home. The Cavaliers are just 4 games above .500 on the road this season, but are 24-5 in their own building, making it very tough to bet against them, no matter which teams visits the Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs have feasted on lesser opposition through the first half of the season, going 26-8 versus teams with a sub-.500 record.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
It’s hard to imagine any way in which the Knicks will be able to get the win in Cleveland, especially when they have failed to win against the Cavs in their last 9 attempts. Comfortable win for the Cavaliers.