[8:09 PM] Cavaliers @ Knicks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Cleveland Cavaliers (14-5)

@ New York Knicks (12-9)


The line for this game is Cleveland by 7.5 points.

hooting guard J.R. Smith suffered a hyperextended left knee in Monday’s 116-112 road victory over the Toronto Raptors and he will sit out Wednesday’s game. Smith has been experiencing soreness in the knee most of the season — the same knee he had surgery on in 2013 as a member of the Knicks. James warmed up for the New York game by scoring a season-high 34 points in the win over the Raptors.

Point guard Derrick Rose hasn’t missed a game yet this season but there is a question over whether he will play against the Cavaliers after leaving Tuesday’s 114-103 victory over the Miami Heat with back spasms.

The Cavaliers rolled to a 117-88 victory over the Knicks in the Oct. 25 season-opening game for their seventh straight win in the series.

Cleveland PF Kevin Love recorded 28 points and 14 rebounds against Toronto for his 11th double-double in the past 14 games.

New York SF Carmelo Anthony scored a season-best 35 points against the Heat and is averaging 28 points over the past three games.


StreakSmarts Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers

Confidence: 6/10

StreakSmarter Pick