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Cavs Get Championship Rings Before Game

The fans at Quicken Loans Arena will be treated to a quality matchup on NBA Opening Night. The New York Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers battle it out on TNT tonight at 7:30 EST. The Cavs celebrate their first Championship, but will take 2nd fiddle to the Cleveland Indians in the MLB World Series.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cavaliers listed as 10-point favorites versus the Knicks. They have the game’s total is sitting at 206 for NBA Opening Night.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 93-89 winner on the road against the Golden State Warriors. They covered the +5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (182) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.  This win clinched the Cavs first NBA Championship.

Last time out for New York, they were a 102-90 loser as they battled the Pacers on the road. The Knicks failed to cover in the match as a +11.5-point underdog, while 192 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Stats and Matchups

Team record: 73-30 SU,50-51-2 ATS
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Cleveland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing New York
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing New York

Next up:
New York home to Memphis Saturday, October 29
Cleveland at Toronto Friday, October 28

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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