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New York Knicks versus Cleveland Cavaliers Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Preview 12-15-2012

The 5-19 Cleveland Cavaliers will travel to play the 17-5 New York Knicks in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from New York is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The current odds from this NBA game have the home club New York Knicks favored by -10 points with an over under line of 195 points. There has been no line movement since the odds were released a few hours ago.

During the lockout season last year the teams met four times with each team winning and covering the spread in their two home games. Trend: New York Knicks are 3-0 to the over in their past three games.

The Cavs have now lost two straight and seven of their past eight games. After their home win against the Lakers they suddenly can’t score more than 86 points a game. They lose last night to Milwaukee 90-86 as a +3 point home underdog. The game went under 196 ½ points. The Cavs shoot just 39% from the floor in the loss. They are second to last in offensive field goal percentage making just 41% from the floor. Kyrie Irving had 26 points. Cleveland is on a back to back and playing their fourth game in five nights. Irving on a back to back after a big game against the Lakers scored just 9 points on 4 of 12 shooting.

New York is a perfect 9-0 on their home court as the beat the Lakers on Thursday night 116-107 as a -5 ½ point favorite. The Knicks have won three straight and eight of their past nine games. So this is a scary spot for the Knicks as the opponent may not pose much of a threat to them and if New York isn’t focused they could be in trouble because Kyrie Irving is back with the Cavs. New York is fourth in the league in scoring offense with 103 points scored a game. The turnaround has come on defense as the Knicks allow 95 points a game good for 10th in the league.

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