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Cleveland CavaliersToronto Raptors
April 6, 7:30 PM | Air Canada Centre

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Toronto Raptors Odds

17-35TEAM RECORD20-35

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Cavaliers travelling to Toronto Friday to face the Raptors on Friday.

This season the Raptors are 20-35 overall and 31-23-1 ATS against the number, while the Cavaliers are 17-35 and 24-28 ATS. As for the totals, Toronto is 23-30-2 on the OU, and Cleveland is 25-27.

View Cleveland vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Raptors as 7.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 190, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 24-rated Raptors and the No. 26-rated Cavaliers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 92-88 win for the Raptors on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cavaliers rank No. 11 in the league with 42.6 per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA’s No. 21-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Cavaliers rate No. 13 with 6.8 per contest.

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.6 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.

The Cavaliers were a 107-98 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (205) made winners of OVER bettors. The Cavaliers wasted a 27-point performance from Anthony Parker as Milwaukee ran past them 107-98 on Wednesday at Bradley Center.

The Raptors were a 99-78 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the 76ers. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (177) made winners of UNDER bettors. Philadelphia was run off the court by the Raptors on Wednesday as Toronto blasted the 76ers 99-78 at Wells Fargo Center.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing New Jersey are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Cavaliers at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cleveland's last 12 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road
Cleveland is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Toronto's last 12 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games

Next up:
Cleveland at New Jersey, Sunday, April 8
Toronto at Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 8

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