Knicks vs Cavaliers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – NBA Playoffs Game 3

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31) will aim to prove the oddsmakers wrong as slight 2-point underdogs in Game 3 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs, and will face off against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Friday, tipping off at 8:30 PM ET on ABC. The series is tied 1-1. The over/under for the matchup is 211.5.

How to bet Knicks vs. Cavaliers

New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with bookmakers listing the Knicks as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Knicks have -133 odds to pick up the win, while the Cavaliers are listed at +112 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 211.5 points.

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Knicks vs. Cavaliers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, April 21, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Arena: Madison Square Garden

Knicks vs. Cavaliers Betting Trends

The Knicks have 45 wins against the spread in 82 games this season. New York has come away with 27 wins in the 41 contests it has been listed as the favorite this season. Knicks games this year have eclipsed the over/under 53.7% of the time (44 out of 82 games with a set point total).

The Cavaliers have played 82 games, with 43 wins against the spread. Cleveland has been the underdog on the moneyline 18 total times this season. The Land has gone 4-14 in those games. Cavaliers games this year have gone over the point total 40 times in 82 opportunities (48.8%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


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


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
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Knicks vs. Cavaliers Injury Report

Cavaliers: Dylan Windler: Out (Foot), Cedi Osman: Probable (Ankle)

What you need to know about the New York Knicks

With 116 points per game on offense, New York ranks 11th in the NBA. At the other end, it surrenders 113.1 points per contest, which ranks 12th in the league. The Knicks are putting up 117.3 points per game at home. On the road, they are averaging 114.8 points per contest. The Knicks have been scoring 116.2 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little higher than the 116 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

New York ranks 11th in the NBA with 12.6 treys per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 19th with a 35.4% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Knicks are attempting 53.6 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 60% of the shots they’ve taken (and 69.9% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 35.7 three-pointers per contest, which are 40% of their shots (and 30.1% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland is 25th in the league in points scored (112.3 per game) and best in points allowed (106.9). At home, the Cavaliers average 113.2 points per game. On the road, they score 111.3. The Cavaliers are putting up 110.7 points per game over their previous 10 games, which is 1.6 fewer points than their average for the season (112.3).

Cleveland makes 11.6 3-pointers per game and shoots 36.7% from beyond the arc, ranking 19th and 11th, respectively, in the league. The Cavaliers attempt 62.9% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 37.1% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 72.1% of the Cavaliers’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 27.9% are 3-pointers.

Knicks vs. Cavaliers Predictions and Pick

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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