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Cavs Cashing UNDERs With Ease

Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been nearly unbeatable at home this season and will be looking to keep up that hot play at Quicken Loans Arena Monday evening when they welcome their northern neighbors, the Toronto Raptors, to town. Cleveland is a red-hot 14-1 on home court in the 2015-16 NBA campaign.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 5-1 in the Raptors' last 6 games.
  • The underdog is 15-3 ATS in the last 18 meetings between the Raptors and Cavaliers.
  • The Raptors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.

If you’re a totals bettor and haven’t taken note of the wine and gold, it’s about time you did. The UNDER has paid out in 13 of Cleveland’s previous 16 games heading into the tilt.

The Raps are playing in the second of back-to-back games and are coming off a disappointing 115-113 home loss to the Chicago Bulls. Toronto held a comfortable lead for most of the game before allowing Bulls’ star shooting guard Jimmy Butler to score 40 points in the second half – a franchise record. The Raptors entered the game as one of the better second-half teams in the league with a +3.9 scoring margin.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Cleveland Cavaliers as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -7-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 191 for Monday at shops such as MyBookie.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 97-96 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

The Cleveland Cavaliers sit at 22-9 (13-17-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Toronto Raptors are currently 21-14 (18-16-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Cleveland is 13-18 OU and Toronto is 17-18 OU. This season the Cleveland Cavaliers are 22-9 overall and 13-17-1 ATS against the number, while the Toronto Raptors are 21-14 and 18-16-1 ATS. As for the totals, Cleveland is 13-18 on the OU, and Toronto is 17-18. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Toronto injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Cleveland Cavaliers rated this week at No. 4 and the Toronto Raptors sitting at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Cleveland's No. 20-ranked offense (99.81 PPG) against a Toronto Raptors defense that ranks No. 4 at 96.89 PPG. The Cleveland Cavaliers have averaged 44.54% from the field per game, more than the Toronto Raptors have managed so far this NBA season (43.6% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Raptors got a 22-point performance from Kyle Lowry, who added 10 assists, but Chicago still ran past Toronto 115-113 on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.

The battle between the Cavaliers and Magic didn't turn out to be much of a battle at all as Orlando was handed a 104-79 defeat on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
  • Toronto is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Brooklyn, Wednesday, January 6th
Cleveland at Washington, Wednesday, January 6th