Knicks vs Cavaliers Predictions

January 14, 2021

The Knicks vs Cavaliers face off in an eastern conference battle that is sure to be a competitive game. While neither of these teams have had much recent success, they are both vying for the bottom couple of spots in the playoffs.

Both squads are on the upswing and looking to get better with every game. We’re sure to see the fireworks here as neither defense is very good. We also have two offenses that can run up the score.

Let’s dive right into how this one will go down and who will end up covering the spread.

Knicks vs Cavaliers Against the Spread Pick

The Pick: Cavaliers +1.5

This game will take place at 7:30 PM ET in Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Why bet the Cavaliers:

✅ Neither of these teams are very good, but the Cavaliers are a bit more efficient. They turn the ball over far less and force a few more turnovers per game.

Andre Drummond is going to give the Knicks a nightmare in the paint. He’s one of the best centers in the entire country and the Knicks rank 27th against opposing big men. He should be a difference-maker in this game.

✅ The Knicks don’t have a single reliable scoring option. While Julius Randle can get hot, this isn’t a strong matchup for him. I like the Cavaliers to contain him and force others to beat them. That usually doesn’t turn out very well.

✅ The New York Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.

General Info about Knicks vs Cavaliers

Where do the New York Knicks play their home games?

The Knicks play their home games in the Madison Square Garden.

Where do the Cleveland Cavaliers play their home games?

The Cavaliers play their home games in the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

Where can you watch Knicks vs Cavaliers?

You can tune into this matchup nationally on NBA League Pass.

Where can you bet on Knicks vs Cavaliers?

USsportsbonus recommends BetMGM Sportsbook to get the best odds and betting options on the game.

Knicks vs Cavaliers Predictions

The Knicks and Cavaliers have faced off over 210 times in the illustrious history of the NBA with the Knicks holding a slight all-time advantage. With that being said, the Cavaliers made up some ground with LeBron James and it’s a very even matchup at this point.

Knicks vs Cavaliers Against the Spread Predictions

Betting the Knicks vs Cavaliers against the spread comes down to determining which team will win any by what margin. 

For example, let’s say the Knicks are 7.5-point favorites. This would read: Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks (-7.5)

For a bet to cash on the Knicks, they would have to win by eight or more points. For a successful bet on the Cavaliers, they could either lose by less than eight points or win by any margin. 

It might seem like an easy bet on the underdog, but the favorite is just that, favored, for a reason. Make sure you understand why you’re taking a certain team and not just because the number “seems” too big. 

We’re here to bring you top of the line Knicks vs Cavaliers against the spread predictions for free. Make sure to check them out above.

Knicks vs Cavaliers Over/Under Betting

When you bet an over/under, you’re picking whether you think both teams will combine for more or less than a certain amount of points. 

Let’s say the hypothetical over/under for this game is 210. For a bet on the under, the two teams must combine for 209 points or less. For the over, the Cavaliers vs Knicks must combine for 211 or more.

If the number strikes exactly 210 at game end, both the over and under push. That will result in  you getting your wager returned in full. 

When making Knicks vs Cavaliers over/under predictions, it’s crucial to pay attention to numerous key factors, including injuries and recent performance. 

Knicks vs Cavaliers Moneyline Predictions

The Knicks vs Cavaliers moneyline predictions are bets that require a certain value. You never want to bet a -8000 favorite or an underdog you don’t think has a chance of winning. 

Instead, the most popular NBA moneyline bets are on small underdogs. You can typically buy these lines at +170 to +220 and they can be excellent ways to double your money. 

It’s worth noting there are many factors to consider when betting the moneyline. One of the biggest is injury news, right along with whether the team is in the midst of a back to back or not. 

The Cavaliers vs Knicks is sure to be a close game and a moneyline on either team isn’t a bad bet. Make sure to keep your eyes out above for our best bets of the game.

Knicks vs Cavaliers Odds

Odds in the NBA are always changing and it’s our job to anticipate which direction they will move. 

If we like a certain side of a bet and think the line moves the opposite direction, we should wait and take advantage of the movement.

On the flip side, we must lock that bet in if we think it will move against us. There is a fine line to waiting for line movement and it can either kill you or be the sole reason you win a bet. 

Make sure to pay attention as the hours creep along as line movement typically happens later in the day and closer to tip-off. You don’t want to miss your opportunity to win a bet you would otherwise lose.

Live Streaming Knicks vs Cavaliers

The US currently doesn’t offer any sportsbooks that you can stream NBA games through. That could always change, so make sure to keep an eye out as we will be the ones to let you know. Currently, there are a few other ways to stream online and they all have to do with a paid streaming service. Here are some of the top options for live streaming Knicks vs Cavaliers game: YouTube TV, FuboTV or Hulu.

Jake Williams
Jake Williams is a sports gambling expert. He's been writing in the sports betting and DFS industry for over a decade. He specializes in MLB and NBA, along with College Basketball and College Football.