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NBA betting line favors Cavaliers over Raptors

Toronto RaptorsCleveland Cavaliers
March 13, 7:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

13-28TEAM RECORD16-23

The Cavaliers will hit the floor running against the visiting Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season the Cavaliers are 16-23 overall and 21-18 ATS against the number, while the Raptors are 13-28 and 24-16-1 ATS. As for the totals, Cleveland is 18-21 on the OU, and Toronto is 18-21-2.

View Toronto vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Raptors are listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 192.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Cavaliers and the No. 24-ranked Raptors, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 91-90 result in favor of the Cavaliers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 18-ranked offense (94.7 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 12 at 94.2 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 42.8% from the field per game, less than the Raptors have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).

Defensively, the Raptors feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.8 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.

Toronto lost its last outing, a 105-99 result against the Bucks on March 11. The Raptors failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 204 combined points took the game OVER the total. DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Raptors to victory (they lost 105-99 to Milwaukee at Air Canada Centre on Sunday).

In their last action, Cleveland was a 118-107 winner at home against the Rockets. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (225) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Cavaliers got a 28-point performance from Antawn Jamison as Cleveland ran past Houston 118-107 on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 2-8
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Houston are 9-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Raptors at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
Cleveland is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
Cleveland is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cleveland's last 18 games

Next up:
Toronto at New Jersey, Wednesday, March 14
Cleveland at Milwaukee, Wednesday, March 14