Cavaliers vs. Knicks Player Props & Predictions – Sunday, Mar 3

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland (10) reacts after a basket during the second half against the Chicago Bulls at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
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The Cavaliers are ready to clash with the New York Knicks on Sunday, Mar 3. Today’s matchup is set to tip off at 7:00 ET and will be televised on ESPN. Cleveland enters this game as 6.5-point favorites, and the over/under total is currently at 213. Can the Cavaliers pull this one out as the favorite? Below you will find our Cavaliers vs. Knicks player props and predictions.

Cavaliers vs. Knicks Odds

  • Spread: Cavaliers -6.5
  • Total 213

Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, Mar 3
  • Time: 7:00 ET
  • Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland OH
  • TV: ESPN

Knicks Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Knicks have an over/under record of 0-5 and are 1-4 vs. the spread.
  • Across the Knicks last ten road games, the team averaged 113 points per game while allowing 107. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 6-4, while going 6-4 straight-up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Knicks have a straight up record of 3-7. But, their mark vs the spread was just 3-7.

Cavaliers Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Cavaliers have an over/under record of 4-1 and are 1-4 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Cavaliers offense has averaged 113 points per game while allowing an average of 103. Cleveland posted an overall record of 8-2 while going 5-5 ATS.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Cleveland has an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 6-4 straight up.

Will the Knicks Win on the Road?

This season, the Knicks have an O/U record of 22-37-1, and their games have averaged 223.5 points per game. Today’s O/U line is 213, and New York has hit the under in their last five games.

Against the spread, the Knicks are 32-28 for the season and have failed to cover in their last four games. On the road, they are 16-13 ATS compared to 16-15 ATS at home.

New York’s ATS record as the underdog is 11-16, and they have been the underdog in three straight games. As the underdog, they are 9-18 straight-up this season.

In their last game, the Knicks lost to the Warriors by a score of 110-99. The O/U line for that game was 223 points, and the Knicks were 3.5-point underdogs going into the game.

In the Eastern Conference, the Knicks are currently in 4th place with a record of 35-25. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 24-13 compared to 11-12 in non-conference games.

When it comes to scoring, the Knicks are 20th in the NBA, averaging 113.5 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 114.6 points compared to 112.6 at home.

So far this season, the Knicks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 43.3% of their games. They have also made an average of 13 three-pointers per game, which is 13th in the league.

Overall, the Knicks’ offense is 24th in field goal percentage at 46%. In terms of pace, they are the slowest team in the NBA, averaging just 95.5 possessions per game.

New York’s defense has been playing well, ranking 4th in the NBA with 109.9 points allowed per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Knicks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.4% and allowing 37.1% from beyond the arc.

Will Cleveland Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

In their last game, the Cavaliers picked up a 110-100 win over the Pistons. Cleveland covered the spread, as they were favored by 7 points going into the game.

This season, the Cavaliers have an ATS record of 29-28, including a 14-16 record at home. Despite being favored in their last four home games, Cleveland is 9-8 ATS as the favorite at home.

For the season, the Cavaliers are 20-10 straight-up at home and 14-16 against the spread. In Eastern Conference games, they are 26-14 compared to 13-6 in non-conference play.

The average O/U line in the Cavaliers’ games this season is 225.7, and their games have averaged a combined 224.2 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 213.

As the favorite, the Cavaliers are 31-10 this season, and they have gone 20-20 vs. the spread as the favorite. Their average scoring margin as the favorite is +8.3 PPG.

Cleveland is currently 2nd in the Eastern Conference with a record of 39-20. In the Central Division, they are in 1st place.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Cavaliers are 15th in the NBA in scoring at 114.6 points per game. However, when playing at home, they are averaging 116 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Cavaliers are 9th in the league in made threes at 13.5 per game. Overall, they are 17th in three-point shooting percentage.

So far this season, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 45.8% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 20th in the league at 97.9 possessions per game.

On average, the Cleveland defense is giving up 109.6 points per game (2nd). Right now, they are on a 5 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. For the season, Cleveland is ranked 22nd in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 22.2 free-throws per game vs. the Cavaliers and have an overall field goal percentage of 45.6%.

Cavaliers vs. Knicks Player Props

A player prop we are looking at is Jalen Brunson and his points prop of 29.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -125 while the under is at -105. According to our projections, Jalen Brunson is expected to record 27 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists. Regarding his points prop, we recommend taking the under at 29.5.

  • The Prop: Jalen Brunson Under 29.5 Points (-105)

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Cavaliers vs. Knicks Predictions

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Knicks vs. Cavaliers game, our recommendation is to take the Knicks at +6.5. Despite our model showing the Cavaliers winning 113-112, we like Knicks as our point-spread pick.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 213, and our model predicts the Knicks and Cavaliers to score a combined 225 points. We recommend betting on the over.

The Pick: Knicks +6.5 | at Fanduel Sportsbook