Through 1 Quarter
The Cleveland Cavaliers can’t call it a day yet, but they are winning as expected. They have jumped out to a quick 30-23 lead against the New York Knicks. The Cavaliers have been relying on power forward Kevin Love, who has six points and two assists in addition to six boards, and point guard Darius Garland, who has six points and four assists.
Both Cleveland and New York padded the win column in their previous outings. We’ll see if Cleveland can maintain their lead to polish off another win and cancel out New York’s positive energy.
New York @ Cleveland
Current Records: New York 23-24; Cleveland 28-19
What to Know
The New York Knicks have enjoyed the comforts of home their last four games, but now they must head out on the road. They will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7 p.m. ET Monday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Both teams come into the game bolstered by wins in their previous games.
New York netted a 110-102 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. Small forward R.J. Barrett was the offensive standout of the matchup for the Knicks, posting a double-double on 28 points and 14 boards in addition to six dimes.
Meanwhile, Cleveland beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 94-87 this past Saturday. It was another big night for Cleveland’s center Jarrett Allen, who dropped a double-double on 14 points and 13 rebounds. That makes it five consecutive games in which Allen has had at least ten rebounds.
New York is expected to lose this next one by 5.5. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn’t have high expectations for them since the squad is 4-8 ATS when expected to lose.
New York is now 23-24 while the Cavaliers sit at 28-19. A couple defensive stats to keep an eye on: The Knicks have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 44%, which places them fourth in the league. As for Cleveland, they come into the contest boasting the second fewest points allowed per game in the league at 102.5.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — Cleveland, Ohio
- TV: Bally Sports – Ohio
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $17.95
The Cavaliers are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Knicks, according to the latest NBA odds.
Bettors have moved against the Cavaliers slightly, as the game opened with the Cavaliers as a 7-point favorite.
Cleveland have won 16 out of their last 23 games against New York.
- Nov 07, 2021 – Cleveland 126 vs. New York 109
- Jan 29, 2021 – New York 102 vs. Cleveland 81
- Jan 15, 2021 – Cleveland 106 vs. New York 103
- Dec 29, 2020 – New York 95 vs. Cleveland 86
- Feb 03, 2020 – New York 139 vs. Cleveland 134
- Jan 20, 2020 – New York 106 vs. Cleveland 86
- Nov 18, 2019 – New York 123 vs. Cleveland 105
- Nov 10, 2019 – Cleveland 108 vs. New York 87
- Feb 28, 2019 – Cleveland 125 vs. New York 118
- Feb 11, 2019 – Cleveland 107 vs. New York 104
- Dec 12, 2018 – Cleveland 113 vs. New York 106
- Apr 11, 2018 – New York 110 vs. Cleveland 98
- Apr 09, 2018 – Cleveland 123 vs. New York 109
- Nov 13, 2017 – Cleveland 104 vs. New York 101
- Oct 29, 2017 – New York 114 vs. Cleveland 95
- Feb 23, 2017 – Cleveland 119 vs. New York 104
- Feb 04, 2017 – Cleveland 111 vs. New York 104
- Dec 07, 2016 – Cleveland 126 vs. New York 94
- Oct 25, 2016 – Cleveland 117 vs. New York 88
- Mar 26, 2016 – Cleveland 107 vs. New York 93
- Dec 23, 2015 – Cleveland 91 vs. New York 84
- Nov 13, 2015 – Cleveland 90 vs. New York 84
- Nov 04, 2015 – Cleveland 96 vs. New York 86
Injury Report for Cleveland
- Rajon Rondo: Game-Time Decision (Hamstring)
- Jarrett Allen: Game-Time Decision (Illness)
- Lauri Markkanen: Out (Ankle)
- Ricky Rubio: Out for the Season (Knee)
- Collin Sexton: Out for the Season (Knee)
Injury Report for New York
- Nerlens Noel: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
- Ryan Arcidiacono: Out (Ankle)
- Mitchell Robinson: Out (Ankle)
- Luka Samanic: Out (Heel)
- Derrick Rose: Out (Ankle)