New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Playoffs Game 3 Betting Preview: Point Spread, Moneylines, Odds

The New York Knicks are 2-point favorites heading into Game 3 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden on Friday, starting at 8:30 PM ET on ABC, MSG, and BSOH. The series is tied 1-1. The matchup’s over/under is 211.5.

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Knicks vs. Cavaliers Game Time and Odds

  • Game Day: Friday, April 21, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ABC, MSG, and BSOH
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Arena: Madison Square Garden
  • Moneyline favorite: Knicks (-130)
  • Spread: Knicks (-2)
  • Total: 211.5

Knicks vs. Cavaliers Betting Stats and Trends

  • The Knicks have compiled a 45-35-2 record against the spread this season.
  • In games this season when favored by 2 points or more, New York has gone 19-16 against the spread.
  • Games involving the Knicks have hit the over 44 times this season.
  • New York and its opponents have gone over the current 211.5-point total in 64 of 82 games (78%) this season.
  • The average amount of points in Knicks games this season is 229.1, which is 17.6 above Friday’s over/under of 211.5.
  • The Cavaliers are 43-38-1 against the spread this season.
  • Cleveland has an ATS record of 6-8 when playing as at least 2-point underdogs.
  • This year, Cavaliers games have hit the over 40 times.
  • So far this season, 64.6% of Cleveland’s games (53-of-82) have had more combined points than Friday’s total of 211.5.
  • The 219.1 points per game average in Cavaliers games this season is 7.6 more than this game’s over/under.

Knicks vs. Cavaliers Statistics and Rankings

Knicks Rank Knicks AVG Cavaliers AVG Cavaliers Rank
11th 116.0 Points Scored 112.3 25th
12th 113.1 Points Allowed 106.9 1st
2nd 46.6 Rebounds 41.1 25th
3rd 12.6 Off. Rebounds 9.7 20th
11th 12.6 3pt Made 11.6 19th
28th 22.9 Assists 24.9 19th
3rd 12.0 Turnovers 12.4 4th

Knicks vs. Cavaliers Stats and Trends

  • The Knicks have covered the spread five times in their last 10 matchups while putting up a 6-4 record straight-up in those games.
  • New York’s past 10 outings saw five go over the total.
  • The past 10 New York games averaged 12.4 more points (223.9) than this matchup’s over/under.
  • The Knicks’ per-game scoring average across their past 10 games is 0.2 points higher than their season-long average.
  • The Cavaliers are 4-6 against the spread and 6-4 overall in their past 10 contests.
  • Cleveland has hit the over in three of its last 10 contests.
  • Cleveland has averaged a total of 221.9 combined points in its last 10 games, 10.4 greater than this matchup’s total of 211.5.
  • Over their past 10 games, the Cavaliers’ points per game average is 110.7, 1.6 points lower per game than their season-long scoring average.

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