Knicks vs. Cavaliers Prediction
The New York Knicks aren’t going to find themselves as a road favorite often, but they do tonight when they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7PM ET.
541 New York Knicks at 542 Charlotte Hornets
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
7PM ET – Quicken Loans Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Knicks are the slight favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -1.5 points against the Cavs. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 215 points. The public betting currently has 58 percent going on New York on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Knicks drop four straight
The Knicks are on a four-game losing streak right now, failing to cover the spread in all four games. New York is 8-20 overall, 4-11 on the road, 13-14-1 against the spread and 16-12 with the over.
New York has struggled on defense this season, allowing 115 points per game while opponents shoot 47.7 percent from the field and 37 percent from the arc. Offensively, New York is putting up 108.4 points per game while shooting just 43.8 percent from the field. The Knicks will be without guards Allonzo Trier and Trey Burke tonight due to injuries and are already without Kristaps Porzingis. Tim Hardaway Jr. is leading the team with 21.5 points per game while Enes Kanter is adding 14.9 points and 11.5 rebounds per contest.
Cavs banged up
The Cavaliers are coming off a 108-92 loss at Milwaukee on Monday night for their third loss in four games. Cleveland is now 6-21 overall, 4-10 at home, 13-14 against the spread and 15-12 with the under.
Cleveland is averaging just 103 points per game on offense while shooting only 44.5 percent from the field. Defensively, Cleveland is allowing 111.4 points per game while opponents shoot 48.7 percent from the field and 36.8 percent from the arc. Already without Kevin Love and JR Smith, the team lost center Tristan Thompson for a month due to a foot injury on Monday. Jordan Clarkson is leading the way right now with 16.0 points per game while Collin Sexton is adding 15.6 points per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Knicks are 4-12 against the spread in their last 16 Wednesday games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 when playing on two days of rest.
The Cavaliers are 2-10 against the spread in their last 12 Wednesday games and 1-6 ATS in their last seven when playing on one day of rest.
The Knicks certainly don’t have any trends to be excited about, but that is because they haven’t been a very good team. Still, they should be able to handle tonight’s challenge. The Cavs are depleted and now lost their leading rebounder in Thompson. That should allow Kanter to dominate the paint tonight while Hardaway Jr. has proven to be a consistent scorer. That is something Cleveland doesn’t have at all.
NBA Prediction: New York Knicks -1.5