This series has really not gone according to plan for the Toronto Raptors. They’re one loss away from being ousted from the NBA playoffs and they’ve barely even been competitive. Yes, they stayed close to the Cavs for the first three quarters on Friday but they wound up losing by 21 points and even Toronto’s own Drake has jumped off the bandwagon. The Dinos will look to stave off elimination as underdogs in Game 4 but if past results have any bearing on what’s to come – I wouldn’t hold out too much hope.
– Shark BITES
- The Cavaliers are 6-1 SU in their 7 games against the Raptors this season.
- The Raptors have been outscored by an average of 18 points per game this series.
- Kyle Lowry (ankle) is doubtful to play Game 4.
I would call this article a eulogy but eulogies are usually positive – this is a death sentence. Whenever it’s looked like the Raps could win a game, or at least be competitive in this series, the Cavs have buried them with three-pointers. LeBron James and his cast of loyal followers simply have too much firepower for the Raps to handle (offensively and defensively) and will more than likely reel away from the Big Smoke with an 11th straight playoff victory.
Making half their attempts from deep in this series, Cleveland has been shooting the lights out. They’ve drilled an astounding 45 threes through the first three games compared to the paltry 17 the Raps have made.
Bookmakers are pretty sure this one is over as well. They opened the Raptors as 5.5-point home underdogs but that number could close near double-digits if the news comes down that Lowry is unable to suit up.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Toronto Raptors installed as 5.5-point underdogs in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 214.5.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 109-105 victory for the Cavaliers. 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 currently sport a record of 55-36, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 47-42-2 ATS. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 58-31 and 40-46-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Raptors post a 48-42-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Cavaliers have gone 52-35-2 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Cleveland injuries news.
It’s a betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Toronto Raptors and the No. 17-ranked Cleveland Cavaliers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark.
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers rank No. 13 in the league with 43.67 per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 19 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA’s No. 23-ranked team at 8.71 per game, while the Cleveland Cavaliers rate No. 2 with 13.1 per contest.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Toronto was run off the court by the Cavaliers on Friday as Cleveland blasted the Raptors 115-94 at Air Canada Centre.
- Cleveland is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of Cleveland’s last 15 games
- Cleveland is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Toronto is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
- Toronto is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
- Toronto is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Toronto is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Cleveland home to Toronto, Tuesday, May 9th