Surprise surprise; the Cleveland Cavaliers are really good in the playoffs. Ever since finding themselves down 3-1 in last season’s NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors, LeBron James and company have won nine-straight postseason games while sports an average scoring margin of plus-9.1 points per game. The Cavs look to take a dominant 3-0 series led against the Toronto Raptors with the series shifting north of the border Friday.
– Shark Bites
- The Cavaliers are 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against the Raptors.
- The Raptors are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
- The total has gone UNDER in 19 of the Cavaliers’ last 25 games on the road against the Raptors.
Another thing to add to the “that was completely expected” list is LeBron’s dominance in this series, as the King is averaging 37 points, eight rebounds and four assists while shooting 62.1 percent from the field during this series. Of course, it’s not just LeBron, as Kyrie Irving has recorded back-to-back double-doubles while averaging 23 points in the past two.
Things may be going from bad to worse for the Raptors, as All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry is officially questionable for Game 3 after leaving Game 2 with an ankle injury. The duo of Corey Joseph and Delon Wright filled in admirably for Lowry when he missed a total of 21 regular season games but neither can shoot the three as well. The other half of Toronto’s All-Star backcourt is coming off an abysmal performance, as DeMar DeRozan scored just five points while shooting 2-for-11 in Game 2.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Toronto Raptors as 2.5-point underdogs in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 214.5 earlier at Bovada.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 106-105 victory 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
The Toronto Raptors sit at 55-35 (47-41-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently 57-31 (39-46-3 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Toronto is 48-41-1 OU and Cleveland is 52-34-2 OU. This season the Toronto Raptors are 55-35 overall and 47-41-2 ATS against the number, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are 57-31 and 39-46-3 ATS. As for the totals, Toronto is 48-41-1 on the OU, and Cleveland is 52-34-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Cleveland injuries news.
The Toronto Raptors sit at No. 8 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are at No. 17 on that betting chart.
The game also pits Toronto’s No. 11-ranked offense averaging 105.92 PPG, against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 20 at 107.16 PPG. The Toronto Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 46.23% so far, less than the Cleveland Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 47.15% per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games
- Cleveland is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
- Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
- Toronto is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
- Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto’s last 11 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Cleveland at Toronto, Sunday, May 7th