Cavaliers vs. Knicks NBA Playoffs Game 5 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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Cavaliers vs. Knicks NBA Playoffs Game 5 Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 26, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31) are a 5.5-point favorite against the New York Knicks (47-35) on April 26, 2023. The matchup features an over/under of 202.5.

Cavaliers vs. Knicks Odds

  • Cavaliers odds to win: -225
  • Knicks odds to win: +186
  • Spread: Cavaliers (-5.5)
  • Total: 202.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio
  • TV: NBA TV, BSOH, and MSG

Who Will Win Cavaliers vs. Knicks?

Cavaliers and Knicks Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games they have played as at least 5.5-point favorites this season, the Cavaliers are 19-9-1 against the spread.

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

These two teams average 228.3 points per game combined, 25.8 more than the over/under of 202.5.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 17.5 more points per game (220) than this matchup’s total of 202.5 points.

The average over/under the Cavaliers have had set in matchups this year is 16.6 more points than this outing’s point total.

The average point total for New York this year is 26.6 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Cleveland’s ATS record is 43-38-1 this season.

So far this year, the Knicks have compiled a 45-35-2 record against the spread.

Cavaliers Stats & Insights

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

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

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 beyond the arc.

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

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 in home games, where they allow 105.0 points per game, versus on the road, where they let their opponents to average 108.8 per game.

Knicks Stats & Insights

The Knicks’ +240 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 2.9 points per game) is a result of putting up 116.0 points per game (11th in NBA) while giving up 113.1 per outing (12th in league).

New York wins the rebound battle by 4.6 boards on average. It records 46.6 rebounds per game, second in the league, while its opponents pull down 42.0.

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

New York averages 117.3 points per game at home, and 114.8 on the road.

Cavaliers Key Players to Watch

The Cavaliers active scoring leader is Donovan Mitchell, who averages 28.3 per contest to go with 4.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists.

Darius Garland is averaging 21.6 points, 7.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game, while Evan Mobley adds 16.2 points, 2.8 assists and 9.0 rebounds per outing.

The Cavaliers get 3.6 three-pointers per game out of Mitchell.

Mitchell averages 1.5 takeaways per game, while Mobley compiles 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 10.0 rebounds per game to go with 4.1 assists per contest this season.

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

Randle hits 2.8 threes per game.

The Knicks’ defensive effort gets a boost from Josh Hart’s 1.2 steals and Mitchell Robinson’s 1.8 blocks per game.

Cavaliers vs. Knicks Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Knicks (+ 5.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (202.5)

  • Prediction:
    Cavaliers 113 – Knicks 110

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