Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks 4-21-23 NBA Prediction, Odds and Best Bets

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks 4/21/23 – The New York Knicks will host Cleveland Cavaliers for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. The series is now tied 1-1 after New York Knicks won Game 1 101-97 before Cleveland Cavaliers came back and took Game 2 107-90. During the regular season, the Knicks won three out of four head-to-head meetings between the Cavaliers. The New York Knicks are anticipated to win this game according to the recent NBA betting predictions.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks

Date & Time: Friday, April 21, 2023 at 8:30 PM ET

Location: Madison Square Garden New York, NY


Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks 4/21/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +110

Spread: +2 (-110)

Total: 211.5 over (-110)


Moneyline: -130

Spread: -2 (-110)

Total: 211.5 under (-110)

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks Analysis

Cleveland Cavaliers secured victory with a score of 107-90 in Game 2. They completed this contest with a 49.4% field goal percentage and made 14 of 33 3-point attempts, as well as connecting 17 of 21 free throw shots. Cleveland captured 43 total rebounds with 11 of those being offensive rebounding. Additionally, they recorded 26 assists for this game as well as forcing 17 turnovers and earning 10 steals while only allowing their opponent to shoot 36.7% from the floor on 29 of 79 attempts. New York finished this game with 16 assists and 14 steals to go along with 36 rebounds and 7 blocks, with an 83.3% charity stripe conversion rate by making 25 of 30 attempts, 7 of 29 shots from distance made, as well as 22 personal fouls from both teams accumulated during play.

Cleveland enters this matchup boasting an overall win/loss record of 52-32 on the year. They turn over possession 13.3 times per contest while also committing 19.0 fouls every night as a team. As a team, Cleveland is currently grabbing 41.1 boards per contest and accounting for 2,045 dimes so far this season, ranking them 19th overall in terms of passing. They’ve connected on 36.7% on 3-point shots and 78.0% from free throw attempts; their current average floor stands at 48.8%. On defense, the Cavaliers are capable of forcing 15.7 turnovers every game while drawing 20.4 personal fouls – placing first in league in terms of giving away assists – with 1,888 given up over this campaign alone. The Cavaliers currently surrender a field goal percentage of 46.8% and they give up 41.2 boards per game as a team. Their 3-pointers percentage stands at 36.8% while they rank first in terms of PPG allowed.

New York Knicks boasts a 48-36 win-loss record this season. They have committed 20.3 personal fouls per game while hitting 76.1% from the free throw line, earning assists 22.9 times per contest and losing possession 13.0 times during contests. New York has recorded 9,514 points this season and averaged 46.6 rebounds per game as an offensive unit, hitting 47.0% from the field – which places them 20th overall in the NBA. New York’s defense allows opponents to hit 35.7% of shots from 3-point land and make 78.2% of their free throw attempts on average each night, giving up 25.1 assists and 42.0 rebounds on an average night, placing 13th and 7th in the league respectively. The Knicks currently rank at 13th in basketball in terms of points allowed per contest with 113.1, forcing opponents into 12.7 turnovers every day while allowing teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks Against the Spread

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games. Cleveland are 13-6 SU in their last 19 games. Cleveland are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against New York. Cleveland are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against New York. Cleveland are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

New York are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 5 games against Cleveland. The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York’s last 5 games at home. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland. New York are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks Free Pick

Cleveland Cavaliers are unquestionably the superior team, so any opportunity to score with them should be maximized but the New York Knicks showed some serious aggression in Cleveland and now return home where it should be an absolute circus. The Knicks should bring the energy and get help from the crowd. Take the Knicks to cover the spread as per the basketball betting lines.

Free Pick: New York Knicks -2 (-110)