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Toronto favored by 6.5 against Cleveland on Saturday

Cleveland CavaliersToronto Raptors
Jan 26, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Toronto Raptors Odds

12-32TEAM RECORD16-27

The Raptors will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Cavaliers at Air Canada Centre in NBA wagering action.

The Raptors sport records of 16-27 and 23-19-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Cavaliers sit at 12-32 and 21-23 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 23-20 for the Raptors and 23-21 for the Cavaliers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
For bettors going with the Raptors in this one, they were listed earlier as 6.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 197 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Raptors and the No. 28-ranked Cavaliers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 96-93 result in favor of the Raptors.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 12-ranked offense (97.8 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 24 at 100.5 PPG. The Raptors have averaged 44.4% from the field per game, more than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (42.2% on average).

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.7 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

Cleveland won its last outing, a 113-108 result against the Bucks on January 25. The Cavaliers covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 221 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Cavaliers got a 35-point performance from Kyrie Irving as Cleveland handed Milwaukee a 113-108 defeat on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Toronto won its last outing, a 97-95 result against the Magic on January 24. The Raptors covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 192 combined points took the game UNDER the total. DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points leading the Raptors to a 97-95 victory over Orlando at Amway Center on Thursday.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Golden State are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Golden State are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Cavaliers at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cleveland's last 13 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Toronto
Cleveland is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Toronto's last 13 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Toronto is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland home to Golden State, Tuesday, January 29
Toronto home to Golden State, Monday, January 28