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(2-2) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors (2-0)
Date: Wednesday October 17
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Toronto -11.5
NBA Betting Total: OFF
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The Raptors probably won’t wet themselves against Cleveland when the Cavaliers visit the Air Canada Centre without LeBron James on Wednesday.
Toronto fans will be giddy to get the Kawhi Leonard era underway.
If you need any more evidence of how valuable LeBron James is, this season should be what you need.
The Cavaliers are going to be terrible with just about the same team as last season’s roster that went to the NBA Finals with the exception of one missing piece: LeBron James.
James’ Lakers, meanwhile, should compete for a playoff spot in the West, after finishing toward the bottom last season. At least that’s how it’s supposed to go.
Collin Sexton is Cleveland’s new young guy in the fray. He’ll compete for minutes as a primary ball-handler with veteran George Hill and Jordan Clarkson. That’s about as good of an opportunity as a rookie can get.
The Raptors flipped DeMar DeRozan to the Spurs for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. Now, we’ll get to see a different look that will give us a better idea of how good Leonard actually is.
He was considered a top-3 player in the NBA prior to sitting out just about all of last season. But he has played his entire career with Gregg Popovich and the Spurs. This will be a different look in Toronto.
It doesn’t make him any more athletic, though. He is the premier wing defender in the NBA and a superb athlete on the offensive end with a jump shot that has improved each season in the NBA. How has his game changed in the last year? He’s been out of action of a long time.
Lost in the deal is Danny Green, though. Green is also an excellent defender on the perimeter with one of the most consistent three-point shots in the game.
I find it suspicious the Spurs were able to part with him so easily but if he’s healthy and productive this season, the Raptors are the Celtics’ main competition in the East.
NBA Betting Trends:
- TOR are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- Over is 15-7-1 in TOR last 23 vs. NBA Central.
- Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
- Underdog is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction: Cleveland hangs.
Either Cleveland hangs, or it doesn’t.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavs +11.5
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cavaliers 94 – Raptors 102
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