Cavaliers trying to bounce back

After losing the first game of the series versus the New York Knicks, Cleveland wants to even things in Game 2


Continuing with our NBA Playoffs coverage we have another great Game 2 tonight. The Cleveland Cavaliers were one of the only teams to lose the first game at home and they are now trying to bounce back with a win to tie the series. But the New York Knicks want the victory to have the chance of sweeping the Cavs in the next two home games.

The first game of the series was not the best in history but it was great for New York as they started off the series winning on the road. In fact, the Knicks were very efficient during the game, winning the three first quarters of the game and basically deciding the winner before the last period.

Julius Randle and Josh Hart had both a double-double and are trying to repeat the great performance to help the team. Immanuel Quickley played only 24 minutes and didn’t have good numbers, but now he has the chance to grab some good numbers. Donovan Mitchell, on the other side, had a hell of a game but his teammates didn’t, so they need a better team performance.

Injury Report

The Cleveland Cavaliers have only one problem for tonight’s game. Dylan Windler, with a foot injury, will sit out. On the other side, the New York Knicks have two problems. Isaiah Roby is listed out of the game, while Josh Hart is listed as questionable. Both players have an injury on the ankle.

Bets

Even though the Knicks won the first game, they are the underdogs tonight by 6 points. The over/under is set at 214.5 points, slightly low for those teams, but understandable based on Game 1.

For the player props today we will go with Donovan Mitchell. He is having a great season so far and the line for him having over 31.5 points as odds 1.83. This line happened in the last five games that Donovan Mitchell played, including two versus the Knicks. Check all of our predictions for the night, including a last one for fun.

  • NY Knicks +6.0 (1.90)
  • Over 214.5 points (1.90)
  • Donovan Mitchell over 31.5 points (1.83)
  • Immanuel Quickley over 11.5 points (1.80)
  • Donovan Mitchel over 4.5 three-pointers made (2.05)
  • Julius Randle has a double-double (2.75)
  • NY Knicks over 104.5 points (1.86)
  • Jalen Brunson has a double-double (15.25)

Game Details

  • Venue: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland
  • Time: 7:30 PM (ET)
  • Broadcast: TNT