Knicks vs. Cavaliers: A Nail-Biting Battle for Eastern Supremacy!

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New York Knicks

Knicks

35W-25L

New York Knicks

March 03, 2024

08:00PM EST

Odds: 212.5 o/u

Cavaliers

40W-20L

Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers

Alright hoop-heads, buckle up! Today’s NBA showdown is shaping up to be a barn burner. The New York Knicks, with their respectable 35W-25L record, are heading down to the house that LeBron built, the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, to face off against the 40W-20L Cleveland Cavaliers. The clock strikes 08:00PM EST for tip-off, and it’s gonna be a doozy! The Knicks are trailing 12.5 games in the Eastern conference, while the Cavaliers are sitting pretty at the top, 0.0 games back. The bookies have the over/under set at 212.5, with the Knicks line at 5.0, and the Cavaliers line at a cheeky -5.0. The Cavs are riding high after their 110-100 victory over the Pistons on 03/01/24, while the Knicks are looking to shake off the dust from their 99-113 loss to the Warriors on 02/29/24. So grab your popcorn, sit back, and get ready for some top-tier basketball action!

Game Breakdown

Game Time: March 03, 2024 08:00PM EST
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland

Vegas Odds

Opening Odds: New York Knicks +170, Cleveland Cavaliers -200; Over/Under: 211.5 points
Recent Odds: New York Knicks +135 -35, Cleveland Cavaliers -180 +20; Over/Under: 212.5 points +1.0

Team Performance

nyk Team Logo
LAST 10
3W-7L
AWAY
15W-14L

42.6% Win Probability

cle Team Logo
LAST 10
6W-4L
HOME
20W-9L

57.4% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final O/U ATS
11/01/23 Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 24 25 22 24 95 Under
New York Knicks NYK 22 28 13 26 89
10/31/23 New York Knicks NYK 28 30 28 23 109 Under
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 24 28 16 23 91
03/31/23 New York Knicks NYK 42 37 26 25 130 Over
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 47 25 30 14 116
01/24/23 Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 27 24 24 28 103 Under
New York Knicks NYK 34 19 27 25 105
12/04/22 Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 16 27 20 18 81 Under
New York Knicks NYK 23 23 25 21 92
10/30/22 New York Knicks NYK 30 29 34 15 108 Over
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 35 27 22 37 121
04/02/22 Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 39 29 34 17 119 Over
New York Knicks NYK 30 30 25 16 101
01/24/22 New York Knicks NYK 23 27 19 24 93 Under
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 28 22 26 19 95
11/07/21 Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 29 27 33 37 126 Over
New York Knicks NYK 30 27 18 34 109

Starting Lineups

Knicks Notable Injuries

  • Isaiah Hartenstein GTD (C): Avg: 6.8pts, 8.4reb, 2.1ast, 25.1 minutes. Last game: 02/29/24. Impact: 4.0

Cavaliers Notable Injuries

  • Donovan Mitchell GTD (PG/SG): Avg: 28.0pts, 5.4reb, 6.2ast, 35.7 minutes. Last game: 02/28/24. Impact: 7.8

Top Player Props

This article, published more than 6 hours prior to game time, focuses exclusively on Over prop bets due to the propensity for NBA teams to make last-minute injury adjustments. For the most current prop bets, including any updates closer to tip-off, please refer to the link provided below the table.

Knicks Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #9 #5 #23 #5 -13.2%
PF #18 #9 #28 #18 1.2%
PG #22 #27 #5 #21 2.9%
SF #13 #3 #6 #6 -10.4%
SG #15 #9 #17 #18 0.3%

Cavaliers Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #10 #29 #4 #11 -5.1%
PF #10 #21 #12 #15 -0.1%
PG #7 #6 #12 #5 -9.3%
SF #12 #6 #13 #8 -8.1%
SG #18 #11 #2 #7 -6.2%
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Team Comparison

Team Logo
Points per Game
106.0
115.9
Rebounds per Game
42.9
44.5
Assists per Game
22.9
31.2
Steals per Game
6.5
6.2
Blocks per Game
3.6
6.2
Shots per Game
89.2
86.3
3-Pointers Made per Game
12.5
14.6
2-Pt Percentage per Game
49.7
57.1
3-Pt Percentage per Game
34.9
38.9
Turnovers per Game
11.9
11.8
Fouls per Game
16.3
17.1

Recent Trends

  • Alec Burks (PG/SG): 3 Game Minutes avg dropped 33.5% to 13.8, 20.8 min average previous 3 games.
  • Darius Garland (PG): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 47.6% to 37.4, 25.4 min average previous 3 games.
  • Caris LeVert (SG/SF): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 76.5% to 31.9, 18.1 min average previous 3 games.
  • Sam Merrill (SG): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 43.6% to 14.8, 10.3 min average previous 3 games.
  • Evan Mobley (PF/C): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 55.2% to 35.1, 22.7 min average previous 3 games.
  • Georges Niang (SF/PF): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 53.3% to 17.1, 11.1 min average previous 3 games.
  • Max Strus (SG/SF): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 47.5% to 32.4, 21.9 min average previous 3 games.
  • Tristan Thompson (C): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 34.1% to 18.2, 13.5 min average previous 3 games.
  • The Knicks have a 0-game losing streak on the road. Overall, they are on a 2-game losing streak. The Cavaliers recently won a game, but have no significant streak.

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