Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks Prediction, Preview and Odds - 11/07/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 7:00 pm ET, Sunday, November 7, 2021
Venue:  Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Where to Watch:  MSG

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Cavaliers +7, Knicks -7; Over/Under:  209.5 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Cavaliers +7.5, Knicks -7.5; Over/Under:  209 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Cavaliers +7.5, Knicks -7.5; Over/Under:  209 points
 

Season Record

Cleveland Cavaliers:  6-4 (2nd place, Central Division)
New York Knicks:  6-3 (3rd place, Atlantic Division)
 
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Cleveland Cavaliers:  6-4 last 10
New York Knicks:  6-3 last 10
 
 
 

Cleveland Cavaliers Analysis

The Cavaliers are coming into this game with a 6-4 record overall and they are 4-3 in their away games this season where they will be in this game. Their last loss came against the Phoenix Suns and they have gone on a three-game winning streak since then with wins against the Charlotte Hornets, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Toronto Raptors in their last game. They won that game 102-101 in a game that they went down in the first half but managed to claw their way back in the game in the second half and squeaked away with the win in the end. Darius Garland led the team in points in that game with 21 while Evan Mobley was next on the team with 18 points. Garland also led the team in assists in that game with 8 while Jarrett Allen led the team in rebounds with 15. Their shooting was alright in that game as they were 46.3% from the field, 33.3% with their 3-pointers, and 84.2% from the free throw line. Their offense is averaging 104 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 104.5 PPG against them. The Cavaliers have an ATS record of 7-3 this season and their O/U record is 3-7.
 
 

New York Knicks Analysis

The Knicks are coming into this game with a 6-3 record overall and they are 2-2 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They are coming into this game off of a win which snapped a 2 game losing streak that they were on with losses to the Toronto Raptors and the Indiana Pacers in that span. They won their last game against the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks 113-98 in a game that they were down 20 points in the first quarter but managed to claw their way back in the game and take the lead in the second half going on to win the game by almost 20 points over the defending champs. Julius Randle went off in that game as he led the team in points with 32 while Derrick Rose was next on the team off the bench with 23 points. RJ Barrett also had a good game posting 20 points himself. Randle along with Rose both led the team in assists in that game with 4 each while Nerlens Noel led the team in rebounds off the bench with 13. Their shooting was not the greatest in that game as they were 42.7% from the field, 25% with their 3-pointers, and 80.8% from the free throw line. Their offense is averaging 113 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 109 PPG against them. The Knicks have an ATS record of 5-4 this season and their O/U record is 5-4.
 
 

 

Cavaliers vs Knicks Prediction

The Cavaliers are coming into this game as a 7 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Cavs have been playing very well in their recent games and not only have they been covering the spread in their games, but they have been winning games straight up as underdogs. The Knicks have been playing well this season but they have been inconsistent on their home floor so far. This is a large number for the Knicks with the way the Cavs have been playing recently so the best bet to place in this game is on the Cavs to cover the spread here.
 
Cavaliers Knicks Prediction:  Our NBA Pick for Sunday, November 7, 2021 (7:00 pm ET start time) is Knicks 104 Cavaliers 101.
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NBA Betting Trends

 
Cleveland Cavaliers: 315-336 ATS as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 1015-1074 ATS in all games. 193-207 ATS when the total is 200 to 209.5. 523-573 ATS as an underdog. 345-383 ATS as a road underdog. 501-542 ATS in road games. 150-159 ATS in November games. 333-358 ATS in the first half of the season.
New York Knicks: 1022-1002 ATS in all games. 218-183 ATS when the total is 200 to 209.5. 304-293 ATS as a home favorite. 508-505 ATS in home games. 109-99 ATS in a home game where the total is 200 to 209.5. 293-265 ATS against Central division opponents.
 

Key Injuries

 
Cleveland Cavaliers:  I. Okoro (SF) Ques Sun - Hamstring injury. K. Pangos (PG) Ques Sun - Personal. Lauri Markkanen (PF) Out indefinitely - Illness. Kevin Love (PF) Out indefinitely - Illness.
New York Knicks:  None.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"They are a really good, physical, active, defensive team that tries to get you on your heels. In the second half, Darius put them on their heels." - J.B. Bickerstaff on his team’s win over the Raptors on Friday night.
 
 
"Obviously, you don't want to get down like we did, but we did. It's a long game. You've got to keep fighting and get it to a manageable number. Once we got going a little bit and we made a couple hustle plays, it galvanized us and gave us energy." - Tom Thibodeau on his team’s win over the Bucks on Friday.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Cleveland Cavaliers
PG    Darius Garland 
SG    Collin Sexton
SF    Cedi Osman
PF    Evan Mobley
C    Jarrett Allen
 
New York Knicks
PG     Kemba Walker
SG     Evan Fournier
SF     RJ Barrett
PF     Julius Randle
C     Mitchell Robinson
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Cleveland Cavaliers
PPG: C. Sexton (16.8)
APG: D. Garland (7.9)
Reb/G: J. Allen (11.1)
 
New York Knicks
PPG: J. Randle (21.9)
APG: J. Randle (5.7)
Reb/G: J. Randle (11.3)
 
Coaches:
Cleveland Cavaliers: J.B. Bickerstaff (3rd season)
New York Knicks: Tom Thibodeau (2nd season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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