Cavaliers vs. Knicks NBA Playoffs Game 2 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 18, 2023

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Cavaliers vs. Knicks NBA Playoffs Game 2 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 18, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31) are a 5.5-point favorite against the New York Knicks (47-35) on April 18, 2023. The game’s point total is 214.5.

Cavaliers vs. Knicks Odds

  • Cavaliers odds to win: -237
  • Knicks odds to win: +193
  • Spread: Cavaliers (-5.5)
  • Total: 214.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio
  • TV: TNT, BSOH, and MSG

Who Will Win Cavaliers vs. Knicks?

Cavaliers and Knicks Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Cavaliers have a 19-9-1 record against the spread in games they were favored by 5.5 points or more this season.

The Knicks have a 3-4-2 record against the spread in games they were an underdog by 5.5 points or more this season.

These two teams average 228.3 points per game combined, 13.8 more than the over/under of 214.5.

Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 220 points per game, 5.5 more than the over/under in this game.

The average total for Cavaliers games this year is 4.6 more points than the over/under of 214.5 in this game.

The average over/under for New York’s games this year is 14.6 more points than the point total of 214.5 for this outing.

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

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

Cavaliers Stats & Insights

The Cavaliers have a +441 scoring differential, topping opponents by 5.4 points per game. They’re putting up 112.3 points per game to rank 25th in the league and are giving up 106.9 per contest to rank first in the NBA.

The 41.1 rebounds per game the Cavaliers average rank 25th in the league. Their opponents grab 41.2 per contest.

Cleveland knocks down 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 deep.

The Cavaliers rank 10th in the league by averaging 113.7 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are first in the NBA, allowing 107.7 points per 100 possessions.

The Cavaliers have been better offensively at home, where they score 113.2 points per game, compared to road games, where they score 111.3 per game. Defensively, they are better at home, where they surrender 105 points per game, versus road games, where they allow their opponents to average 108.8 per game.

Knicks Stats & Insights

The Knicks are outscoring opponents by 2.9 points per game, with a +240 scoring differential overall. They put up 116 points per game (11th in NBA) and allow 113.1 per outing (12th in league).

New York records 46.6 rebounds per game (second in league) while allowing 42 per outing to opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 4.6 boards per game.

The Knicks knock down 12.6 three-pointers per game (11th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 13. They shoot 35.4% from deep, and their opponents shoot 35.7%.

The Knicks average 114.9 points per 100 possessions on offense (sixth in league), and give up 111.7 points per 100 possessions (16th in NBA).

At home, New York averages 117.3 points per game. Away, it averages 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.

Darius Garland contributes with 21.6 points, 7.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game, and Evan Mobley adds 16.2 points, 2.8 assists and nine rebounds per matchup.

Mitchell makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Cavaliers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.6 per contest.

Mitchell averages 1.5 takeaways per game, and Mobley collects 1.5 rejections per contest.

Knicks Key Players to Watch

Julius Randle is at the top of the Knicks scoring and rebounding leaderboards with 25.1 points per game and 10 rebounds per game to go with 4.1 assists per contest this season.

Jalen Brunson’s per-game averages this season are 24 points, 6.2 assists and 3.5 rebounds.

Randle hits 2.8 threes 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 (+ 5.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (214.5)

  • Prediction:
    Cavaliers 114 – Knicks 110

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