The Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors have been the class of the Eastern Conference over the past few seasons, and it’s looking like it will come down to them again in the 2016-17 NBA campaign. They’ll collide on Monday, and oddsmakers opened the Raps as 1.5-point home underdogs with a total of 215.5.
– Shark Bites
- The Cavaliers are 0-4 ATS in their last four games as favorite.
- The total has gone OVER in five of the Raptors’ last six games at home.
- The Cavaliers are 7-1 SU in their last eight games after consecutive losses.
After starting the year red-hot, the Cavs have been slumping lately. LeBron James and company have dropped three straight, including double-digit losses to the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers.
It’s been the opposite story for the Dinos. Toronto is riding a six-game winning streak and is coming off an impressive 128-84 thumping of the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday. The Raptors are winning by an average of 23 points over during the streak and will be trying to avenge a 121-117 loss to the Cavs on November 15.
The Raptors are the best bet in the NBA right now. Toronto is 14-5-1 ATS on the year and has covered in seven straight tilts.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sports bettors looking to pick the Toronto Raptors as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as 1.5-point underdogs on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 215.5 for Monday at shops such as MyBookie.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 117-98 win for the Raptors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Toronto Raptors Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Toronto battles the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently with a 13-5 mark (6-11-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 14-6 for the Toronto Raptors and 9-8-1 for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Cleveland injuries news.
The betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark have the No. 5-rated Cleveland Cavaliers taking on the No. 3-rated Toronto Raptors in this NBA contest.
Offensively the game matches up Toronto’s No. 3-ranked offense (110.8 PPG) against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 15 at 104.67 PPG. The Toronto Raptors have averaged 47.96% from the field per game, more than the Cleveland Cavaliers have managed so far this NBA season (45.37% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Cavaliers wasted a 27-point performance from LeBron James as Chicago ran past them 111-105 on Friday at United Center.
The battle between the Raptors and Hawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Atlanta was handed a 128-84 defeat on Saturday at Air Canada Centre.
- Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Cleveland is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games
- Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Toronto is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of Toronto’s last 14 games
- Toronto is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Cleveland at New York, Wednesday, December 7th
Toronto home to Minnesota, Thursday, December 8th