NBA Betting Free Pick: New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers
NBA FREE PICK: New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers
#511 New York +1 (Monday, January 20 @ 5 pm EST)
Tricky spot this afternoon for the Cleveland Cavaliers who return home after a winless four-game road trip — the last of which particularly tough as the Bulls outscored the Cavs 31-14 in the fourth quarter to win 118-116. It’s obviously been a tough season as John Beilein tries to adjust to the NBA game with a roster void of much talent. Throughout the first half of the season, there have been rumblings that the locker room simply hasn’t bought in.
“According to multiple sources, there are more than a few roaming that locker room who still question Beilein’s ability to succeed at this level,” Fedor wrote.
The New York Knicks aren’t without their own issues as they sit 11-32. The schedule hasn’t been friendly since the calendar flipped to 2020 with seven games against the Western Conference as well as Eastern Conference contenders, Miami, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia.
It’s no doubt a “pick your poison” type of matchup though it’s very hard to trust the Cavaliers off of a road trip as favorites — a role they’ve been in only twice this season. The Knicks meanwhile have a chance to catch their breath with a shaky opponent before drawing the Lakers and Raptors in back-to-back games.