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NBA Game Preview - Raptors underdogs vs Cavaliers at Cleveland

Toronto RaptorsCleveland Cavaliers
Dec 26, 7:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

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The Cavaliers hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Monday as the Raptors pay a visit to Quicken Loans Arena in NBA betting action.

Cleveland battles the Raptors, currently with a 0-0 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Cavaliers and 0-0 for the Raptors.

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Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Cavaliers as 3.5-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 198.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 30 (Cavaliers) and the No. 29 (Raptors) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 2-0 result in favor of the Cavaliers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 11-rated squad against Toronto's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 11 in the league with 0 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 0 per outing.

Defensively, the Raptors feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Toronto was a 97-79 loser at home against the Heat. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (176) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Toronto got 21 points from Jerryd Bayless but lost anyway 97-79 against the Heat on Wednesday at Air Canada Centre.

Cleveland was a 100-93 winner in its last match at home against the Wizards. They covered the 5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 193 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland got 27 points from Ramon Sessions en route to a 100-93 victory over Washington on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 2-8
After playing Miami are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Raptors at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto home to Indiana, Wednesday, December 28
Cleveland at Detroit, Wednesday, December 28

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