Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors – Prediction & Trends

Odds

Cleveland Cavaliers +6.5

Toronto Raptors -6.5

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Trends

Cleveland

  • Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game
  • Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win
  • Cavaliers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game

Toronto

  • Raptors are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning road record
  • Raptors are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games
  • Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games

Cleveland has to consider itself fortunate that they earned the Game 1 victory given how badly they played for most of the contest. The Cavaliers now have a chance to take a 2-0 series lead but they’re going to have to deal with a Toronto team that tends to learn from its mistakes rather quickly. The Raptors won’t likely be passive like they were for stretches over the final three quarters and overtime. Look for Toronto to play with some desperation as they don’t want to go to Cleveland facing a 2-0 deficit. The Raptors get the nod here at home to square the series.

Pick: Toronto Raptros -6.5

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