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The Cleveland Cavaliers look the real deal this season, and returning to their home floor they should do a number of the New York Knicks.
Knicks @ Cavaliers (9:00am)
The Cavaliers were good last season, but the introduction of Donovan Mitchell has turned them into a contender for 2023. Currently sitting second in the East with a 4-1 record, the Cavs have already recorded wins over the Bulls and Boston, both on the road, and return home to face the Knicks.
Net rating is generally the best indicator of how well you’re traveling, and Cleveland is ranked second in the NBA behind the Suns in net rating – ranked 7th in offensive rating and 3rd in defensive rating.
The Knicks look solid this year with a 3-2 record but the jury is still out with their three wins against three of the weaker teams in the East, with the Bucks just beating them by double digits. In Cleveland, I can’t see them covering the 4-point handicap.
Wizards @ Celtics (9:00am)
Last year we marvelled at how good Boston’s defence was, but the Celtics are conceding the 9th most points per game in the NBA this season, with one of the worst defensive net ratings. Their trouble stems from defending the shooting guard, giving up the most points to the 2-spot this season at 37% above average.
Caris LeVert just dropped 41 on the Celtics, while Terrence Ross (29 points), Tyler Herro (25) and Tyrese Maxey (21) have all filled up against the Boston D. Cue Bradley Beal.
Beal is coming off a 31-point outing against the Pacers covering 22.5 points in three of his five games this season. Ignore the Detroit game, however, where Beal only played 22 minutes due to injury. He’s still Washington’s primary offensive option, and should manage 23+ points in this.
Timberwolves @ Spurs (10:00am)
Karl-Anthony Towns is now playing the full-time Power Forward spot, and as a result we’ve seen a spike in his assist numbers averaging 5.5 per game this season.
KAT’s line is set at 4.5 in this match-up with the Spurs, already their third this season, in which he averages 6 assists in their two meetings so far. Covering 4.5 in five of his six games this season, we should see him cover this line but we’re chasing the value in this one.
Recording 7 assists in his most recent match-up with the Spurs, and then backing it up with another 7-assist effort against the Lakers, the $4 on offer for another 7 dimes is too good to ignore. He’s bordering on triple-double watch at the moment, which is around the $36 mark with most bookies.
Monday NBA Multi
Cavs / Mavs / Celtics / Timberwolves = $3.19