Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
Cleveland looks to cover the Cavaliers-Raptors pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 19-38 mark when they host Toronto in NBA action.
The Raptors will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 30-26-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cavaliers are 30-27 ATS. Toronto is 28-29 against the total, while Cleveland is 32-25 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cavaliers - Raptors odds would favor the Raptors if the lines were set according to power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 27 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Raptors sit at No. 24. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-95 win for the Raptors.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 24-rated squad against Toronto's No. 28-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 14 in the league with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 7.5 per outing.
Defensively, the Raptors feature the league's No. 21-rated defense on the road, giving up 102 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Toronto was a 90-84 loser at home against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (174) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Raptors wasted a 25-point performance from DeMar DeRozan as Washington ran past them 90-84 on Monday at Air Canada Centre.
The Cavaliers were a 101-98 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (199) made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago was scorched by Dion Waiters for 25 points as the Cavaliers defated the Bulls 101-98 in NBA action on Tuesday.
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
A few Raptors at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Toronto
Toronto home to Indiana, Friday, March 1
Cleveland home to LA Clippers, Friday, March 1