[7:35 PM] Knicks @ Cavaliers

What will be the GAME RESULT?

Knicks: Win or Single Digit Loss

@ Cavaliers: Win By Double Digits


Current odds:

New York Knicks (+9.5): (TBD)

Cleveland Cavaliers (-9.5): (TBD)


ESPN simulations have New York as XX% favorites to cover the spread.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Cleveland to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Cleveland by 9.5 points

No team in the Eastern Conference added more big names in the offseason than the New York Knicks, but all the newcomers bring long injury histories and big question marks. The Knicks are one of several teams fighting for second place in the East behind the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, who will receive their championship rings in a pregame ceremony before hosting New York in the season opener on Tuesday.

Rose played in 66 games for the Bulls last season – his highest total since playing in 81 games in the 2010-11 campaign – but missed two weeks of training camp and played in only one preseason game while taking time off to be in court for a civil trial related to an alleged sexual assault. The former MVP, still just 28 years old and cleared of all charges stemming from the trial, averaged 16.4 points and 4.7 assists while shooting 42.7 percent from the floor last season and will be charged with running Hornacek’s offense. New York ran Phil Jackson’s preferred triangle offense exclusively under Derek Fisher and Kurt Rambis last season, but Hornacek is incorporating other philosophies into the attack.

Cleveland overcame a 3-1 deficit in the finals to beat the Golden State Warriors last June, and coach Tyronn Lue is intent on limiting the wear and tear on James after the superstar made his sixth consecutive trip to the finals. James averaged 35.6 minutes during the 2015-16 regular season and bumped that number up to 39.1 during the postseason, and Lue expects those regular-season minutes to drop.

Cavaliers G J.R. Smith appeared in only one preseason game after agreeing to a four-year, $57 million contract late in camp.

Noah sat out two weeks during training camp with hamstring and ankle injuries but is expected to play on Tuesday.

Cleveland rookie G Kay Felder (concussion) is day-to-day.


StreakSmarts Pick: Cavilers: Win By Double Digits

Confidence: 6/10

StreakSmarter Pick