Raptors home to Cavaliers in NBA betting action
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Toronto Raptors Odds
The Raptors will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Cavaliers at Air Canada Centre in NBA wagering action.
The Cavaliers will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 32-30 ATS against the number this season, while the Raptors are 32-30-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Cleveland is 34-28 on the totals; Toronto is 31-32.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Raptors, currently No. 24 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Cavaliers, who rate No. 27 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 98-95 victory for the Raptors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 15-ranked offense (97.8 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 23 at 101.1 PPG. The Raptors have averaged 44.3% from the field per game, more than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (43.5% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Cavaliers own the league's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 101.9 points per game when playing on the road. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in scoring on their home court.
Cleveland was a 103-92 loser in its last match at home against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 195 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland got 24 points from Kyrie Irving but lost anyway 103-92 against the Grizzlies on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 118-116 loser as they battled the Lakers on the road. The Raptors covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 234 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Raptors wasted a 28-point performance from DeMar DeRozan as Los Angeles ran past them 118-116 on Friday at STAPLES Center.
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
A few Cavaliers at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
Toronto is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland home to Washington, Tuesday, March 12
Toronto at Boston, Wednesday, March 13