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Raptors-Cavaliers are Cashing OVER Bets

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors have proven they’re the cream of the crop in the Eastern Conference, and now they’ll battle it out for the right to represent the East in the NBA Finals. Game 1 tips off Tuesday evening in Ohio.

Shark Bites
  • The Raptors are 2-6 SU and ATS in their last eight games as an underdog of 10.0 or less.
  • The Cavaliers are 4-0 SU in their last four games at home.
  • The Raptors are 1-4 SU and ATS in their last five games on the road.

Cleveland has yet to lose in the postseason after dispatching Detroit and Atlanta in dominating fashion, while the Raptors have been on the brink of elimination twice but outlasted Indiana and Miami in seven games to get this far.

LeBron James has been dismantling opposing defenses in the playoffs, averaging 23.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 7.3 assists. Unlike last year when Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving caught the injury bug, James is not alone this time around. That means Toronto should rightfully be worried about the Cavs’ healthy big three as they attempt to bring Cleveland its first NBA title.

When the Cavs and Raps collide, high-scoring affairs are the story. The OVER is 4-1 in the last five matchups between the clubs.

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 202.5.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cavaliers to win this game 108-95. 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 sport a record of 65-25 and 42-46-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Toronto Raptors sit at 64-32 and 49-46-1 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 44-45-1 for the Cleveland Cavaliers and 48-46-2 for the Toronto Raptors. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Toronto injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 6-rated Toronto Raptors taking on the No. 4-rated Cleveland Cavaliers in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland's No. 7-ranked offense averaging 104.63 PPG, against a Toronto Raptors defense that ranks No. 3 at 97.61 PPG. The Cleveland Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 46.04% so far, more than the Toronto Raptors shooters have achieved on the year, 44.52% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Raptors and Heat didn't turn out to be much of a battle at all as Miami was handed a 116-89 defeat on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.

Cleveland got 27 points and 27 rebounds from Kevin Love en route to a 100-99 victory over Atlanta on May at Philips Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Cleveland, Thursday, May 19th