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Cavaliers Must Regain Their Scoring Touch

DeMar DeRozan Kyrie Irving Toronto Raptors Cleveland Cavaliers

When the Cleveland Cavaliers first travelled north of the border, they had a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and were brimming with confidence. Thanks to a pair of impressive showings from the Toronto Raptors, things are tied up at two as the series shifts back to northeast Ohio. Game 5 is set for Wednesday.

Shark Bites
  • The Raptors are 0-4 SU in their last four games on the road against the Cavaliers.
  • The Cavaliers are 5-0 SU in their last five games after consecutive losses.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Cavaliers' last six games with a closing total of 199.0 or more.

“They flipped the script on us,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue told reporters after his team’s 105-99 loss in Game 4. That may be a bit of an understatement. The wine and gold were unable to contain Toronto’s all-star guard pairing of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan in Canada, while Bismack Biyombo – one of the biggest surprises of the 2016 NBA playoffs – dominated them on the glass time and time again.

LeBron James maximized his minutes in Game 4, scoring 29 points on 11-of-16 shooting with nine boards and six assists. King James attempted just one shot in the final five minutes of the game as his team relinquished the lead.

After going 1-for-9 in Game 3, sweet-shooting power forward Kevin Love went 4-of-14 in Game 4. Lue opted to play reserve Channing Frye in Love’s place for the fourth quarter.

The Raptors have been failing to cover as huge underdogs, going 1-4 ATS in their last five as dogs of 10.5 or more. On the flip side, the Cavs are 3-0 ATS in their previous three as favorites of 10.5 or more.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Cleveland Cavaliers installed as -10-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 198.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 109-93 result in favor of the Cavaliers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Toronto Raptors have seen them go 66-34 and 51-48-1 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are at 67-27 and 44-48-2 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Cavaliers are 45-47-2, while the Toronto Raptors are 49-48-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Toronto injuries news.

The Cavaliers - Raptors betting odds would favor the Cavaliers if the lines were set according to power rankings. Cleveland is rated No. 4 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Toronto Raptors sit at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 10-rated NBA squad against Toronto's No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 2 in the league with 11.22 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 16 with 8.34 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Toronto is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Toronto is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 11 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • Cleveland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Cleveland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto

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