New York Knicks VS Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA Basketball 07:30 PM ET

Sunday

12/18/2020

MSG, Fox Sports Ohio

Spread: Cleveland Cavaliers +1

Over/Under: 124.5

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The Cleveland Cavaliers will be slamming the ball against the New York Knicks at the Madison Square Garden in New York on Friday, December 18, 2020, at 7:30 PM ET. The Cavaliers will try to bounce back from their last loss to the New York Knicks at 93-100. Cleveland will face New York in their final pre-season game in the NBA Eastern Conference on Friday with a 2-1 standing and +2.0 point-difference. The Cavaliers opened their pre-season with a back-to-back win over the Indiana Pacers at 107-104 and 116-106. The team recorded a 40.2% field goal shooting with 50.0% shooting from the long-range. The Cavaliers out-rebounded New York 44-38, but committed 24 turnovers in the loss.

Three of Cleveland’s starting five posted double-figure scoring, Center Andre Drummond took the lead with 18 points, Darius Garland added 13, and Forward Isaac Okoro had 10 points. Dylan Windler contributed another double-figure score with 11 points. Drummond also controlled the glass with 14 big rebounds and joined Darius Garland in distributing the ball with 5 assists each.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks Predictions 12/18/2020

The New York Knicks are off to repeat their first win over the Cavs on Friday in the NBA Eastern Conference Pre-season showdown. New York took 5th place in the Eastern Conference with a 2-1 standing and a +1.7 point-difference. The Knicks defeated Cleveland during their first meeting this pre-season to a score of 100-93. New York split their two-game schedule against the Detroit Pistons, 90-84 and 91-99. The Knicks marked a 45.8% FG and 23.5% shooting from beyond the arc with 15 turnovers in their recent win versus the Cavs.

Forward Julius Randle topped in scoring with 18 points, Center Mitchell Robinson grabbed 10 rebounds to dominate the glass, while Guard Elfrid Payton and Immanuel Quickley dished out 7 assists apiece. Three more New York’s players posted double-figure scoring, Guard RJ Barrett and Kevin Knox scored 16 points each while Center Mitchell Robinson added 13 points in the winning effort for the Knicks. The New York Knicks are expected to improve more this season after drafting Obi Toppin who sweated the hard court for 31 minutes versus Cleveland with eight points on 4/6 FG and pulled down seven rebounds for the win.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New York Knicks. The NBA Pick for this match-up is Cleveland +3. Cleveland struggled in their play with the absence of some of their key players who are still nursing their injuries. Those key players include Kevin Love, Collin Sexton, Larry Nance Jr., JaVale McGee, and Kevin Porter Jr. However, the Cavs still managed to play very well and even took a 17-point lead in the 4th quarter against New York, but failed to hold on with that double-digit lead and lost. Even so, Cleveland will bounce back with a victory on Friday and end their pre-season with a good record. Final Score Prediction, the Cleveland Cavaliers will win and cover ATS at 115-110.

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks 12/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:30 PM ET

Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY

Date: Friday, December 18, 2020

TV: MSG, Fox Sports Ohio

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland Cavaliers +1

NBA Totals: 124.5

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