Free NBA Picks Today: New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/24/23

Free NBA Picks Today: New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/24/23
Tue 24th January 2023

The New York Knicks (25-23, 11-13 Home) will try to break down the NBA’s top scoring defense when they play host to the Cleveland Cavaliers (29-19, 9-14 Away) on Tuesday.

Cleveland beat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-102 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Saturday. With 38 points and nine rebounds, Evan Mobley had a standout performance. The Cavaliers are fifth in the Eastern Conference.

New York lost their fourth in a row on Sunday at Scotiabank Arena, falling to the Toronto Raptors 125-116. RJ Barrett had 30 points to lead the team in scoring in the losing effort. With 23 points, 19 rebounds, and eight assists, Julius Randle also produced a strong performance. The Knicks are sixth in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Cleveland and New York have split their two matchups this season. The Knicks came out on top in the most recent meeting, beating the Cavaliers 92-81 at Madison Square Garden in December 2022.

Jalen Brunson led the Knicks with 23 points. Donovan Mitchell had 23 points in defeat. Mitchell is averaging 28.4 points per game, ninth-highest in the league, to lead the Cavs in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Darius Garland is dishing 8.1 assists per game, fifth-most in the NBA, and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 9.6 rebounds per game.

Randle (24.4 ppg) and Brunson (22.5) have powered the Knicks’ offense. Randle also has posted 10.9 rebounds per game, seventh-most in the NBA, while Brunson has doled out 6.3 assists per game.

The Cavaliers are holding opponents to 107.3 points per game, ranking as the top scoring defense in the league. The Cavaliers have found success in recent trips to Madison Square Garden, winning seven of the last 10.

Cleveland is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +1.4 (110.0-108.6). New York has also split the last 10 (5-5), allowing 116.1 points per game on average while scoring only 115.0 (-1.1 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Donovan Mitchell: 17.5 | 37.0 | -19.5
Points per game:
Evan Mobley: 22.2 | 15.1 | +7.1
Donovan Mitchell: 12.5 | 28.4 | -15.9
Assists per game:
Donovan Mitchell: 3.0 | 4.8 | -1.7


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Isaiah Hartenstein: 7.4 | 11.6 | -4.2
Rebounds per game:
Julius Randle: 14.6 | 10.9 | +3.7
Isaiah Hartenstein: 4.4 | 6.0 | -1.6
Assists per game:
Julius Randle: 6.0 | 4.0 | +2.0

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Cleveland Cavs (-165)

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