New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 10-31-23 NBA Analysis, Best Picks, and Odds

New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 10/31/23 – As the NBA season commences, both New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers stand with records of 1-2, fighting to establish themselves in early rankings. When meeting, all eyes will be on two celebrated shooting guards – RJ Barrett of the Knicks and Donovan Mitchell of the Cavaliers; each has proven themselves outstanding so far this season and both will likely play pivotal roles when formulating basketball picks and predictions on this matchup.

New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET

Location: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse


New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 10/31/23 Betting Odds

Knicks-108+1 (-111)216 over (-111)
Cavaliers -110-1 (-111)216 under (-111)

New York Knicks Analysis

The Knicks have showcased a stable offense, averaging 105.7 points per game, led predominantly by their perimeter shooting. With an average of 15 three-pointers made on 40.7 attempts, their 36.9% accuracy from beyond the arc is decent. However, their free-throw shooting stands at a somewhat disappointing 66.7%, an aspect they would want to improve upon.

On the defensive side, the Knicks have been grabbing an impressive 50.3 rebounds per game, with a significant contribution coming from their offensive boards. Their 8.3 steals per game indicate a proactive defensive unit, but their average of 20 fouls per game suggests a tendency to play aggressively, which could be a concern against sharp-shooting teams.

RJ Barrett has established himself as an instrumental figure for the New York Knicks, averaging 33.3 minutes on the court and registering a commendable 22.7 points per game. His contribution extends beyond scoring, with 3.3 assists per game and a consistent rebounding presence, underlining his multifaceted role on the team. The Knicks will undoubtedly rely on Barrett’s performance in the forthcoming encounter.

Cleveland Cavaliers Analysis

The Cavaliers, boasting an average of 110.7 points per game, exhibit a notable offensive proficiency. Their field goal accuracy, measured at 43.7%, marginally surpasses that of the Knicks. Furthermore, although their three-point shooting may not be as eminent, it demonstrates competitiveness at 34.5%. Additionally, the Cavaliers manifest a commendable free-throw percentage of 71.9%.

On the defensive front, the Cavaliers slightly trail the Knicks in the rebounding domain, securing 46 rebounds per game. However, their exemplary shot-blocking aptitude, averaging 6.7 blocks per game, underscores their defensive fortitude within the paint. Moreover, their restrained average of 18.3 fouls per game indicates a disciplined and strategic defensive demeanor.

Donovan Mitchell‘s presence is undeniable, with an outstanding average of 35 points in his 39 minutes of gameplay. His impressive 6.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game show his all-around capabilities. Mitchell’s defensive stats, particularly his 3.5 steals per game, make him a player the Knicks will need to be wary of.

New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Against the Spread

Recent betting trends indicate the Knicks’ dominance against the Cavaliers. They are 7-1 both ATS and SU in their last eight encounters with Cleveland. However, on the road, the Knicks have been struggling, with a 1-4 SU record in their last five games. Despite this, their record of 7-3 ATS when playing in Cleveland stands out.

For the Cavaliers, the stats aren’t promising. They are 0-6 ATS in their last six games, and their home record of 1-7 ATS is a red flag for bettors. Their recent performance against the Knicks also indicates a challenging matchup, as the total has gone UNDER in their last five games against New York.

New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Cavaliers -110 

Given the Cleveland Cavaliers’ slightly better offensive numbers and home advantage, they are favored in this part.

Spread: Knicks 

Considering the New York Knicks’ recent ATS dominance against the Cavaliers, they will likely cover the spread.

Total: 216 under (-111) 

Given both teams’ recent trends, especially the Cavaliers’ UNDER in their last 5 games against New York.

Predicted Score: Cleveland Cavaliers 108, New York Knicks 107

The matchup between the Knicks and the Cavaliers promises to be an intriguing one, with both teams looking to gain momentum early in the season. Given the recent trends and performances, the safest bet seems to be the UNDER 216. While sports betting in Canada and around the world continues to grow in popularity, it’s always essential to stay informed and make well-researched choices.