Cavaliers vs Knicks Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – NBA Playoffs Game 5

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The Cleveland Cavaliers enter a decisive Game 5 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the New York Knicks as 5.5-point favorites. The playoff matchup on Wednesday starts at 7:00 PM ET on NBA from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Knicks lead the series 3-1. The over/under in the contest is set at 202.5.

How to bet Cavaliers vs. Knicks

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New York Knicks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -230 odds to pick up the win, while the Knicks are listed at +188 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 202.5 points.

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Cavaliers vs. Knicks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBA
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Arena: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Cavaliers vs. Knicks Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Cavaliers are 43-38-1 this year. Cleveland has been chosen as the favorite in 64 games this year and has walked away with the win 47 times (73.4%) in those games. Cavaliers games this year have gone over the point total 48.8% of the time (40 out of 82 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, the Knicks are 45-35-2 this year. New York has been the moneyline underdog 41 total times this season. NY has finished 20-21 in those games. The Knicks have gone over the point total 53.7% of the time this year (44 of 82 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Cavaliers Leaders
Donovan Mitchell 68 28.3 4.3 4.4 1.5 0.4 3.6
Darius Garland 69 21.6 2.7 7.8 1.2 0.1 2.4
Evan Mobley 79 16.2 9 2.8 0.8 1.5 0.3
Jarrett Allen 68 14.3 9.8 1.7 0.8 1.2 0
Caris LeVert 74 12.1 3.8 3.9 1 0.3 1.7


Knicks Leaders
Julius Randle 77 25.1 10 4.1 0.6 0.3 2.8
Jalen Brunson 68 24 3.5 6.2 0.9 0.2 2
RJ Barrett 73 19.6 5 2.8 0.4 0.2 1.7
Immanuel Quickley 81 14.9 4.2 3.4 1 0.2 2.1
Quentin Grimes 71 11.3 3.2 2.1 0.7 0.4 2.2
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Cavaliers: Dylan Windler: Out (Foot)

Knicks: Quentin Grimes: Questionable (Shoulder), Jericho Sims: Out (Shoulder)

What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland has been lifted by its defense, as it ranks best in the NBA by allowing just 106.9 points per game. It ranks 25th in the league in points scored (112.3 per contest). The Cavaliers are scoring 113.2 points per game this season when playing at home, which is 1.9 more points than they’re averaging in away games (111.3). On offense, the Cavaliers have had a hard time putting the ball in the basket over their last 10 games, scoring 105.5 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 112.3 they’ve racked up over the course of this season.

With 11.6 treys per game, Cleveland is 19th in the NBA. It owns a 36.7% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 11th in the league. So far this year, the Cavaliers have taken 62.9% two-pointers, accounting for 72.1% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 37.1% from beyond the arc (27.9% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the New York Knicks

New York is 11th in the league in points scored (116 per game) and 12th in points allowed (113.1). The Knicks are scoring more points at home (117.3 per game) than away (114.8). While the Knicks are posting 116 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that over their last 10 games, producing 112 points per contest.

Beyond the arc, New York is 11th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (12.6). It is 19th in 3-point percentage at 35.4%. In 2022-23, the Knicks have taken 60% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 40% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 69.9% of the Knicks’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 30.1% have been 3-pointers.

Cavaliers vs. Knicks Predictions and Pick

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