Free NBA Playoffs Pick: Cavs vs Raptors Lines
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67-22 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors 65-34
Round 3: Game 4
Date: Monday May 23rd, 2016
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 197.5
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The message has been sent, it’s game on in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Toronto will look to even things up at 2 games a piece when the Cavs and Raptors meet in Game 4 on Monday night.
For the first time in this year’s postseason, the Cavaliers found themselves on the losing end of things.
Cleveland trailed for the entire game and saw the Raptors pull away in the 2nd half as their offense could get nothing going.
Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving both were non entities. Irving shot 3 of 19 from the field while Kevin Love was just 1 for 9 with 3 points. As a team, the Cavaliers shot a mere 35.4 percent from the field.
Kevin Love has been the biggest concern for this team as he has struggled in this series. Love has averaged just 12 points and 4.3 rebounds through the first 3 games. Love said he felt that he was passive in Game 3, so expect a lot of fire to come from him in Game 4.
The Raptors certainly sent a message with their Game 3 win.
Toronto was knocked around in the first two games of this series, but responded in a big way with a huge defensive effort. The Raptors closed out on shooters all night long and didn’t allow Cleveland anything easy in the paint.
Bismack Biyombo was the biggest key in the Game 3 win. He has been a force on both sides of the ball and has seen quite the increased role with Valanciunas down. The Raptors center is likely out for the entire series, which will put even more pressure on Biyombo.
SG DeMar DeRozan will look for a similar performance from Game 3. He finished with 32 points and really carried the offensive load for the Raptors. Lowry was right there with him as he produced 20 points on 7 of 13 shooting. When these two are on for Toronto, it makes it a living nightmare for the opposition.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Conference Finals games.
- Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
- Raptors are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Raptors are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
Toronto shocked a lot of people with their Game 3 performance.
They did just about everything right, which included suffocating defense. While the Cavaliers will come out with some fire here, the Raptors showed they have the ability to hang tough.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavaliers -5.5
Still, given all that, Cleveland just has too many weapons. Give James and Cleveland the edge here, as they cover the number to go up 3-1.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 108 Toronto 94
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