Cavaliers vs. Knicks NBA Playoffs Game 1 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 15, 2023

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Cavaliers vs. Knicks NBA Playoffs Game 1 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 15, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31) are a 5-point favorite against the New York Knicks (47-35) on April 15, 2023. The matchup features an over/under of 216.

Cavaliers vs. Knicks Odds

  • Cavaliers odds to win: -215
  • Knicks odds to win: +178
  • Spread: Cavaliers (-5)
  • Total: 216

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 6:00 PM ET
  • Where: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio
  • TV: ESPN

Who Will Win Cavaliers vs. Knicks?

Cavaliers and Knicks Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Cavaliers have a 20-10-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 5 points or more.

In games this season in which they were an underdog by 5 points or more, the Knicks have a 3-5-2 record against the spread.

These teams average 228.3 points per game combined, 12.3 more than the total of 216.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.0 more points per game, 220, than this game’s over/under of 216 points.

The average over/under the Cavaliers have had in their matchups this year is 3.1 more points than this particular game’s point total.

The average point total for New York this season is 13.1 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Cleveland has a 43-38-1 record against the spread this season.

The Knicks have gone 45-35-2 ATS this year.

Cavaliers Stats & Insights

The Cavaliers average 112.3 points per game (25th in the league) while allowing 106.9 per outing (first in the NBA). They have a +441 scoring differential overall and outscore opponents by 5.4 points per game.

The Cavaliers record 41.1 rebounds per game (25th in the league) compared to the 41.2 of their opponents.

Cleveland makes 11.6 three-pointers per game (19th in the league) at a 36.7% rate (11th in the NBA), compared to the 11.3 its opponents make while shooting 36.8% from beyond the arc.

The Cavaliers average 113.7 points per 100 possessions (10th in the league), while giving up 107.7 points per 100 possessions (first in the NBA).

The Cavaliers have been better offensively at home, where they average 113.2 points per game, compared to road games, where they record 111.3 per game. Defensively, they are better at home, where they give up 105.0 points per game, versus on the road, where they allow opponents to average 108.8 per game.

Knicks Stats & Insights

The Knicks put up 116.0 points per game (11th in league) while giving up 113.1 per contest (12th in NBA). They have a +240 scoring differential and outscore opponents by 2.9 points per game.

New York prevails in the rebound battle by an average of 4.6 boards. It records 46.6 rebounds per game (second in league) compared to its opponents’ 42.0.

The Knicks make 12.6 three-pointers per game (11th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 13.0. They shoot 35.4% from deep, and their opponents shoot 35.7%.

The Knicks rank sixth in the NBA with 114.9 points scored per 100 possessions, and 16th defensively with 111.7 points conceded per 100 possessions.

At home New York is scoring 117.3 points per game, 2.5 more than it is averaging on the road (114.8).

Cavaliers Key Players to Watch

The scoring leader for the Cavaliers this season is Donovan Mitchell (among active players), who averages 28.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game.

Evan Mobley adds 16.2 points, 2.8 assists and 9.0 rebounds per contest. Darius Garland puts up 21.6 points, 7.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game.

Mitchell leads active Cavaliers in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 3.6 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Mitchell picks pockets to the tune of 1.5 takeaways per game, while Mobley compiles 1.5 rejections per contest.

Knicks Key Players to Watch

Julius Randle has been among the team’s best in both scoring (25.1 points per game) and rebounding (10.0 rebounds per game) while adding 4.1 assists per contest.

The Knicks have gotten 24.0 points, 6.2 assists and 3.5 rebounds out of Jalen Brunson this season.

Randle makes 2.8 treys per game.

The Knicks’ defensive efforts get a boost from Josh Hart (1.2 steals per game) and Mitchell Robinson (1.8 blocks per game).

Cavaliers vs. Knicks Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Knicks (+ 5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (216)

  • Prediction:
    Cavaliers 114 – Knicks 110

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