Knicks vs. Cavaliers NBA Playoffs Game 3 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 21, 2023

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Knicks vs. Cavaliers NBA Playoffs Game 3 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 21, 2023

NBA Predictions

Donovan Mitchell and the Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31) have an opportunity to secure an upset win when they take the court as only 1.5-point underdogs against Julius Randle and the New York Knicks (47-35) on Friday. A 211.5-point over/under is set for the game.

Knicks vs. Cavaliers Odds

  • Knicks odds to win: -127
  • Cavaliers odds to win: +107
  • Spread: Knicks (-1.5)
  • Total: 211.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Friday, April 21, 2023 at 8:30 PM ET
  • Where: Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York
  • TV: ABC, MSG, and BSOH

Who Will Win Knicks vs. Cavaliers?

Knicks and Cavaliers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

When they have played as at least 1.5-point favorites this season, the Knicks are 20-17 against the spread.

In games this year in which they were an underdog by 1.5 points or more, the Cavaliers have a 7-9 record against the spread.

The Knicks and the Cavaliers combine to average 16.8 more points per game than the over/under of 211.5 set for this matchup.

New York and Cleveland have seen its opponents average a combined 8.5 more points per game than the over/under of 211.5 set in this matchup.

The Knicks’ average point total in matchups this season is 229.1, 17.6 points higher than the total in this game.

Cleveland’s games this season have averaged an over/under of 219.1 points, 7.6 more than the point total in this matchup.

New York has gone 45-35-2 ATS this season.

So far this year, the Cavaliers have put together a 43-38-1 record against the spread.

Knicks Stats & Insights

The Knicks have a +240 scoring differential, topping opponents by 2.9 points per game. They’re putting up 116 points per game to rank 11th in the league and are giving up 113.1 per outing to rank 12th in the NBA.

The Knicks win the rebound battle by an average of 4.6 boards. They are recording 46.6 rebounds per game (second in the league) compared to their opponents’ 42 per contest.

New York hits 12.6 three-pointers per game (11th in the league), while its opponents have made 13 on average.

The Knicks score 114.9 points per 100 possessions (sixth in the league), while giving up 111.7 points per 100 possessions (16th in the NBA).

The Knicks have been better offensively at home, where they score 117.3 points per game, compared to on the road, where they average 114.8 per game. Defensively, they are slightly better when playing at home, where they surrender 113 points per game, versus playing on the road, where they allow opponents to average 113.2 per game.

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, 25th in the league, and are allowing 106.9 per contest to rank first in the NBA.

The 41.1 rebounds per game Cleveland accumulates rank 25th in the NBA. Their opponents record 41.2.

The Cavaliers connect on 11.6 three-pointers per game (19th in the league), while their opponents have made 11.3 on average.

The Cavaliers rank 10th in the NBA with 113.7 points scored per 100 possessions, and first defensively with 107.7 points conceded per 100 possessions.

Cleveland scores 113.2 points per game at home, and 111.3 away.

Knicks Key Players to Watch

Randle averages 25.1 points and 10 rebounds per game, with 4.1 assists.

Jalen Brunson contributes with 3.5 boards and 6.2 assists per game in addition to his 24 PPG scoring average.

The Knicks get 2.8 three-pointers per game out of Randle.

Josh Hart averages 1.2 steals per game, while Mitchell Robinson has 1.8 blocks per contest.

Cavaliers Key Players to Watch

Mitchell puts up 28.3 points per game. He also adds 4.3 rebounds per outing and 4.4 assists per contest.

This season, Evan Mobley is averaging 16.2 points, 2.8 assists and nine rebounds per game.

Mitchell makes 3.6 treys per game.

The Cavaliers’ defensive effort gets a boost from Mitchell’s 1.5 steals and Mobley’s 1.5 blocks per game.

Knicks vs. Cavaliers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Knicks (- 1.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (211.5)

  • Prediction:
    Knicks 113 – Cavaliers 111

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