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Cavaliers are a Terrible Bet at the Q

LeBron James has long reigned supreme as the top player in the Eastern Conference, but don’t tell that to DeMar DeRozan. The red-hot DeRozan and his Toronto Raptors are set to tangle with King James’ Cavs in an Eastern Conference finals rematch tonight.

Shark Bites
  • The Raptors are 2-5 SU and ATS in their last seven games on the road against teams with winning records.
  • The Cavaliers are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games at home against teams with winning records.
  • The visiting team is 2-8 SU and ATS in its last 10 games in this matchup.

Sportsbooks opened the Raps as 5.5-point underdogs with an OVER/UNDER of 208.5.

DeRozan leads the NBA in scoring at an average of 34 points, and he hung 32 at home against the wine and gold on October 28. The Raptors are firing on all cylinders offensively right now by averaging 114.3 points during a three-game winning streak.

Cleveland is unsurprisingly on a tear to start the year, and a large reason for that is their success from beyond the arc. The Cavs set an NBA record by making double-digit 3-pointers in nine straight games to begin the campaign. Power forward Kevin Love has recorded four straight double-doubles as well.

As good as Cleveland has been in Ohio lately, it’s been a different story when it comes to covering the spread. The Cavaliers are an ugly 0-4-1 ATS in their last five home tilts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Cleveland Cavaliers opened as -6.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 208 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 109-106 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 are 8-1 so far on the NBA season, and 3-5-1 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Toronto Raptors, meanwhile, are 7-2 and 6-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 3-5-1 and the Raptors go 6-3 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Toronto injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 2 (Cleveland Cavaliers) and the No. 8 (Raptors) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 8-rated NBA squad against Toronto's No. 17-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 2 in the league with 13.22 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 28 with 6.44 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

DeMar DeRozan poured in 33 points for Toronto on Saturday, as they defeated New York 118-107 at Air Canada Centre.

Cleveland earned a 100-93 victory over Charlotte on Sunday, getting 20 points from Channing Frye at Quicken Loans Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
  • Toronto is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
  • Cleveland is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • Cleveland is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Cleveland is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto home to Golden State, Wednesday, November 16th
Cleveland at Indiana, Wednesday, November 16th