Cavaliers vs Knicks: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – December 29, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 29, 2020

The Cleveland Cavaliers (3-0) will attempt to extend a three-game win streak when they host the New York Knicks (1-2) on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse as favorites. The contest airs at 7:00 PM ET on FS-OH. The over/under in the matchup is .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from FanDuel Sportsbook as of December 29, 2020, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Cavaliers vs Knicks Betting Odds

Cavaliers vs Knicks Props

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Injury Report as of December 29

Cavaliers: Isaac Okoro: Out (Foot), Dylan Windler: Out (Wrist), Kevin Love: Out (Calf), Kevin Porter Jr.: Out (Personal),  Matthew Dellavedova: Out (Concussion)

Knicks: Austin Rivers: Out (Groin), Dennis Smith Jr.: Out (Quad), Kevin Knox II: Day To Day (Knee), Alec Burks: Day To Day (Ankle), Obi Toppin: Out (Calf), Omari Spellman: Day To Day (Right knee), Immanuel Quickley: Out (Hip)

Cavaliers and Knicks Records ATS

  • With a mark of 30-33-2, Cleveland had a losing record against the spread last season.
  • Cleveland and its opponents hit the over in 36 of 65 games last season (55.4%).
  • New York topped the spread last season with a record of 34-30-1.
  • The Knicks were at least a 3.5-point underdog sixth times last season, where they had a record of 3-2 against the spread.
  • New York and its opponents often were held under last season, only claiming the over in 47.7% (31) of their 65 games played.

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Head to Head

Marcus Morris scored a team-high 26 points to help lead the Knicks over Kevin Love (33 points) and the Cavaliers 139-134 in their most recent matchup on Monday. The Knicks were favored by 2 points in the game and covered the spread in the win. The teams combined to score 273 total points to go over the 216-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/3/2020 Knicks Cavaliers -2 216 -130 109 Regular Season 139-134 NY*
1/20/2020 Knicks Cavaliers -1.5 222 -121 101 Regular Season 106-86 NY*
11/18/2019 Knicks Knicks -5.5 210 -221 177 Regular Season 123-105 NY*
11/10/2019 Knicks Knicks -2 213.5 -130 109 Regular Season 108-87 CLE*
2/28/2019 Knicks Regular Season 125-118 CLE
2/11/2019 Cavaliers Regular Season 107-104 CLE
12/12/2018 Cavaliers Regular Season 113-106 CLE
4/11/2018 Cavaliers Regular Season 110-98 NY
4/9/2018 Knicks Regular Season 123-109 CLE
11/13/2017 Knicks Regular Season 104-101 CLE
  • 2/3/2020 DNP – Knicks: RJ Barrett
  • 1/20/2020 DNP – Knicks: RJ Barrett
  • 11/18/2019 DNP – Cavaliers: Kevin Love; Knicks: Elfrid Payton
  • 11/10/2019 DNP – Knicks: Elfrid Payton
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Scoring Trends

  • In Cleveland’s matchups last season, the Cavaliers and their opponents went over Tuesday’s total of 217 points 42 times (64.6% of opportunities).
  • 32 New York games last year (48.5% of its matchups) ended with a final total greater than Tuesday’s total of 217 points.
  • On average, the Cavaliers saw a 221.7 over/under in their games last season, 4.7 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • Knicks’ games have a total points bet of 218.1 points last season, 1.1 points more than the over/under for this game.
  • The Cavaliers had an average implied point total of 113.8 last season, which is 3.8 points higher than their implied total in Tuesday’s game (110).
  • Cleveland scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (110) 28 times last season.
  • The average implied point total last season for the Knicks (112.1) is 5.1 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (107).
  • Last season, New York scored more than this game’s implied total of 107 points 22 times.
  • Last season, the Cavaliers were the league’s 26th-highest scoring team (106.9 PPG), while the Knicks allowed the 18th-fewest points per game (112.3) in NBA action.
  • The Cavaliers had a -513-point scoring differential last season (-7.9 per game). The Knicks were also been out-scored by opponents on average last year (-426 total points, -6.5 per game).

Cavaliers Leaders

  • Collin Sexton scored 20.8 points per game last season.
  • Darius Garland collected 3.9 assists a game and Andre Drummond pulled down 15.8 rebounds per contest.
  • Drummond racked up 2.0 steals and 1.7 blocks per game.

Knicks Leaders

  • Julius Randle scored 19.5 points per game last season while tacking on 9.7 rebounds.
  • Elfrid Payton dished out 7.2 assists per game.
  • Payton grabbed 1.6 per game. Mitchell Robinson averaged 2.0 blocks an outing.

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