NBA Playoffs: Raptors, Cavaliers Meet in Game 2 on Wednesday
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been the overwhelming favorites in the Eastern Conference all season, but the Toronto Raptors may give them some trouble. The two face off in Cleveland on Wednesday in their second-round series.
Oddsmakers have the Cavs as 7-point favorites and the total is 214.
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The Raptors had to battle hard to take out the Milwaukee Bucks in six games. SG DeMar DeRozan put up an average of 23.5 points per game, while PG Kyle Lowry put up 14.3 points and 5.2 assists. But Toronto’s biggest asset was their defense. The Raptors allowed 93.2 points per game, which was the best in the postseason so far.
Meanwhile, the Cavaliers swept the Indiana Pacers in four straight games. SF LeBron James averaged 32.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 9.0 assists for the series. The Cavaliers averaged 112.8 points for the first round, which put them with Houston in second place behind Golden State. Their defense has been poor, but so has Toronto’s offense.
The Cavs are 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS in their last 10 meetings with the Raptors prior to Game 1 of this series. In last season’s Eastern Conference finals, Cleveland beat Toronto in six games.
NBA Playoffs Betting Trends
|Toronto is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games|
|Toronto is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road|
|Toronto is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games on the road|
|Toronto is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland|
|Toronto is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games when playing Cleveland|
|Toronto is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland|
|Toronto is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Cleveland|
|Cleveland is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games|
|Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games|
|Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home|
|Cleveland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home|
|The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland’s last 9 games at home|
|Cleveland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Toronto|
|Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games when playing Toronto|
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