Cavaliers at Raptors 12/21/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Game: Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date & Time: 12/22/2018, 12:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: TOR -12.5 Total 206
TV Channel: FSOH

Scotiabank Arena will play host to a Friday night clash between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors.

The Cavaliers have lost 12 of their 15 road games this season and are one of the worst teams in the league. On Wednesday, Cleveland was outscored by 16 points during the second half of a 110-99 loss at Charlotte. The Cavaliers were outrebounded by a 56-41 margin and allowed the Hornets to shoot 51 percent from the field.

Jordan Clarkson led six Cleveland players in double figures with 20 points in 35 minutes off the bench. Larry Nance Jr. added 10 points and 15 rebounds in a losing effort for the Cavaliers.
The Toronto Raptors have won 24 of their first 33 games and currently own the best record in the NBA. Kawhi Leonard leads the Raptors in scoring at 26.4 ppg in his first season with the team. On Wednesday, Toronto limited Indiana to just 11 points over the final 12 minutes of a 99-96 home victory. The Raptors forced 23 turnovers on the evening.

Kawhi Leonard led all scorers with 28 points to go along with ten rebounds and six assists. Fred VanVleet nailed a go-ahead three pointer with 25 seconds remaining and finished with 11 points.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
Raptors are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Over is 4-1 in Cavaliers last 5 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
Over is 6-2 in Raptors last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto.

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Toronto G Kyle Lowry (thigh) is not expected to play, while G/F Danny Green (knee) and F/C Serge Ibaka (knee) are listed as questionable. The Cavaliers rank last in the league in defensive efficiency, so the over is worth a look. The stronger play is on Cleveland as a double-digit underdog. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Raptors win but fall short ATS 107-102.


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