Topsy-Turvy Cavs-Kicks Series Reflected in the Odds

Topsy-Turvy Cavs-Kicks Series Reflected in the Odds
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Despite star guard Donovan Mitchell's game-high 38 points, the Cleveland Cavaliers lost home-court advantage Sunday in a 101-97 Game 1 loss to the New York Knicks in their best-of-seven first-round series.

To the relief of fans and people backing the Cavs in Ohio sports gambling, they evened the series Tuesday night.

Guard Darius Garland scored a game-high 32 points to lead four players in double digits in the Cavs' 107-90 Game 2 win.

The series now shifts to Madison Square Garden in New York for Games 3 and 4 Friday (ABC, 8:30 p.m.) and Sunday (ABC, 1 p.m.), respectively. – your source for Ohio mobile betting apps – will keep tabs on the Cavs and other pro teams in the state.

BetMGM Sportsbook Series Odds Up and Down

Updated odds on the series were provided by BetMGM Sportsbook Ohio Thursday morning. previewed the series last week. Before the series started, Cleveland (-185) was the series favorite, and the Knicks (+150) were slight underdogs. That changed moments after the Knicks won Game 1.

Going into Game 1, the Cavs went up to -200, New York to +165. With the win, the Knicks became the favorite to win the series at -160, with Cleveland becoming a slight underdog at +135.

The switch is on again as the series comes to The Big Apple. With Cleveland winning Game 2 convincingly, BetMGM has the Cavs (-120) now slight favorites to take the series and the Knicks (+100) have moved to even money.

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Cleveland leads the series, in terms of wagers, with 55% of the bets and 58% of the handle at BetMGM. New York is at 45% of the bets and 42% of the handle.

Our guess? Expect more changes to come, before and after Friday night.

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Lou Monaco
Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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