LeBron James’s current team will face what could be LeBron James’s next team, if rumors are, like NBA games betting odds, to be believed. Then again, it is nigh impossible to predict what the King is going to do next. When people think they know the answers, LeBron, like the late, great Rowdy Roddy Piper, changes the questions. The man is a cipher – a cipher, wrapped in an enigma, and smothered in secret sauce. Like, whatever did he mean by that ‘Arthur fist’ Instagram post?
- Date: Monday, 13th November
- Time: 7:40 PM
- Venue: Madison Square Garden
- Online sportsbook odds for fans betting on NBA games:
Cavaliers -5 (-110) 218½ (-110) -210
Knicks +5 (-110) 218½ (-110) +175
The Cavs need to be more like the Dixie Dancekings
By which we mean they have to put two Ws together, something which they haven’t done since starting the season 2-0 (though they did post back-to-back ATS wins against the Rockets and Mavs on Thursday and Friday). Small forward Kyle Korver has attributed the Cavs’ travails to James’s preseason injury as well as the roster’s turnover during the offseason. Korver has, by the way, the right to critique his team by the way he has hustled from the bench, shooting .463 from the three-point line, .523 overall, and averaging 10.2 points per game. “Well, Kyle is big time,” James said. “He’s someone that we rely on, especially when he’s on the floor. He’s just in the right place at the right time and hits big-time 3s. Also got an and-1 down the stretch. Just his movement, his body, his energy allows us to just keep defenses off kilter.” The Cavaliers are 10-1 SU in their last 11 tilts against the Knicks, 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings, and 4-1 ATS in their last five visits to New York, as well as 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 road games, 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 on the roads against a team with a winning home record, and 3-1-1 against the NBA games betting odds spread in their last five overall.
Latvian? More like Latverian!
Knicks power forward Kristaps Porziņģis could very well be an undisguised Supreme Lord Doctor Victor von Doom, the way he’s been terrorizing other teams’ defenses, scoring at least 30 points eight times, including 32 and 12 rebounds in a 114-95 win at Cleveland on October 29th, as well as 34 against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday following a one-game absence. His first name may be Kristaps but he’s wicked like the Krampus, birching his way through competition. The Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games, 4-0 ATS in their last four playing against a team with a losing record, and 4-1 ATS in their last five overall. Additionally, the NBA games betting odds total has a pretty decent chance of going over, seeing as how the Knicks rank second in the league in shooting (48.2%) with while the Cavs rank fifth (47.7%).