Today's Free Picks for
Posted at 11:45 AM EST odds are subject to change.
New York +155 over Cleveland
6:00 PM EST. The Knicks broke out of a decade-long funk to make the playoffs in 2020-21, but failed to reach the postseason last year after posting a disappointing 37-45 record. So far in 2022-23, New York is 3-2 with its last game being a loss to Milwaukee, 119-108, as a 6-point underdog. Now, just two nights later, the Knicks are taking back a smaller price at Cleveland. How can that be?
The Cavaliers are strong out of the gate with a 4-1 start both in the standings and at the pay window. Perhaps more impactfully, those four wins and cashes have come in a row after the Cavs dropped their opening night game at Toronto. Last time out, Cleveland was a seven point pooch in Boston, but the Cavs would win that game outright in overtime, 132-123. The market has taken notice of the Cavs success and now they move from underdog to betting favorite. That’s a double digit swing and sure sign Cleveland’s stock is on the rise. We admit that we like the Cavs, too, but it matters not what we “like.” The time to back Cleveland in the early going has passed and at least for this one game, the line screams that the Knicks are live.
New York +150 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 3.00)