Cavaliers vs Knicks Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Sunday, December 4, 2022

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (15-8) visit the New York Knicks (10-13), with the matchup starting at 6:00 PM ET from Madison Square Garden on Sunday, December 4, 2022. The Cavaliers are only 2.5-point favorites in the game. The over/under for the matchup is 222.5 points.

How to bet Cavaliers vs. Knicks

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New York Knicks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -143 odds to pick up the win, while the Knicks are listed at +121 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 222.5 points.

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Cavaliers vs. Knicks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 4, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: MSG
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Arena: Madison Square Garden

Cavaliers vs. Knicks Betting Trends

The Cavaliers are 14-8-1 against the spread this year. Cleveland has won in 13, or 81.2%, of the 16 contests it has been named as the odds-on favorite in this year. Cavaliers games this year have hit the over on 10 of 23 set point totals.

Against the spread, the Knicks are 9-13-1 this year. New York has won five of the 15 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (33.3%). Knicks games this year have hit the over on 12 of 23 set point totals (52.2%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Cavaliers

Cavaliers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Donovan Mitchell 21 28.7 3.9 4.9 1.4 0.4 4
Darius Garland 17 22.5 2.2 8 1.2 0.2 2.8
Evan Mobley 23 15.3 9.2 2.4 0.9 1.4 0.2
Jarrett Allen 17 13.5 10.8 1.3 0.5 1.2 0
Caris LeVert 19 11.5 4.5 4.7 0.7 0.1 1.6

Knicks

Knicks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Julius Randle 23 21.3 8.4 3.4 0.7 0.2 2.2
Jalen Brunson 23 21 3.5 6.3 1 0.2 1.4
RJ Barrett 23 18.5 5.3 3 0.5 0.1 1.5
Immanuel Quickley 23 10 4.4 3 1 0.1 1.2
Cameron Reddish 20 8.4 1.6 1 0.8 0.4 0.9
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Cavaliers: Lamar Stevens: Probable (Illness), Kevin Love: Probable (Thumb), Jarrett Allen: Out (Back), Dylan Windler: Out (Ankle), Ricky Rubio: Out (Knee)

Knicks: Ryan Arcidiacono: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland sports a top-five defense this season, ranking best in the league with 105.6 points allowed per game. On offense, it ranks 15th with 112.7 points scored per contest. When playing at home, the Cavaliers are averaging 5.7 more points per game (115.6) than they are when playing on the road (109.9). In their last 10 games, the Cavaliers have been racking up 108.3 points per game, an average that’s slightly lower than the 112.7 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Cleveland is sinking 12.3 treys per game this year (10th-ranked in NBA), and it owns a 38.5% three-point percentage (third-best). This year, the Cavaliers have taken 62.3% two-pointers, accounting for 69.8% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 37.7% from three-point land (30.2% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the New York Knicks

In 2022-23, New York is 12th in the NBA offensively (114.6 points scored per game) and 25th defensively (116.4 points allowed). At home the Knicks are scoring 118.8 points per game, 8.1 more than they are averaging away (110.7). In their past 10 games, the Knicks are averaging 114.4 points per game, 0.2 fewer points than their season average (114.6).

New York is 22nd in the league in 3-pointers made (10.9 per game) and worst in 3-point percentage (31.9%). The Knicks take 37.2% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 26% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 62.8% of their shots, with 74% of their makes coming from there.

Our pick to win this game is the Cavaliers, and we predict that Cavaliers will cover the spread (Cavaliers -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 222.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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