Knicks vs. Cavs Prediction & Odds
Eastern Conference rivals clash in Cleveland, OH on Friday night when the Cavs host the Knicks at 7:30 p.m. ET. Will the Cavs cover as 5-point home favorites or is there a smarter play on the board tonight?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
561 New York Knicks (+5) at 562 Cleveland Cavs (-5); o/u N/A
7:30 p.m. ET, Friday, March 31, 2023
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH
Knicks vs. Cavs Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 57% of public bettors are currently backing the Knicks when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
New York Knicks DFS Spin
Julius Randle (sprained left ankle) will be re-evaluated in two weeks, per a team announcement on Thursday. Randle injured his ankle on Wednesday night and will miss the rest of the regular season. He will be re-evaluated during the play-in tournament, which the Knicks are unlikely to be part of. Over their final five games of the regular season, Obi Toppin should get the starting nod in his place, where he'll get a chance to play big minutes. Randle should be back for the first round of the playoffs.
Cleveland Cavs DFS Spin
Raul Neto (strained left hamstring) is questionable for Friday's matchup with the Knicks. Neto has missed their last two games, but even if he's available to play on Friday, he won't play enough for him to be worth rostering in any format.
Knicks vs. Cavs NBA Betting Trends
Under is 4-0 in Knicks last 4 overall
Under is 5-2 in Knicks last 7 road games
Over is 8-3 in Cavaliers last 11 overall
Over is 11-5 in Cavaliers last 16 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game
Knicks vs. Cavs NBA Prediction:
The Knicks are 13-6-1 against the spread in their last 20 games overall, are 10-3 against the number in their last 13 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600 and are 24-9-1 at the betting window in their last 34 games coming off a win. New York is also 35-17 against the spread in its last 52 road games, is 24-11 against the number in its last 35 road games versus a team with a winning home record and is 11-5-1 at the betting window in its last 17 games when its opponent scored 100 points or more in its previous game.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: NEW YORK KNICKS +5