Free NBA Playoffs Pick: Cavaliers vs Raptors Lines
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67-25 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors 64-34
Round 3: Game 6
Date: Friday May 27
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Cavs -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 196.5
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Game 5 looked like two completely different teams playing in Cleveland. The Cleveland Cavaliers locked this game up a little before half time.
The Toronto Raptors could not get anything done, and was getting beat on all aspects of the game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers got off to a fast start on Wednesday and didn’t step off the pedal until they were up 40. The Cleveland Cavaliers had Kevin Love show up for the first time since game 2.
Love scored a team high 25 points in 23 minutes of play. Love was a big factor in the game, and the Cavaliers will need to have him continue if they want to be successful.
Lebron James had another solid game, like he has been all playoffs.
James scored 23 points with 8 assists and 6 rebounds.
The Cavaliers got another big game out of the 3 part of the big three with Kyrie Irving.
Irving poured in 23 points in the win on Wednesday. The Cavaliers had more production from their bench this past game and they played a lot of minutes late in the game.
In order for the Cavaliers to win game 6 in clinch the series, they have to match their performance from Wednesday.
They need to move the ball on offense.
The Cavaliers were able to feed off made shots from moving the basketball, much more than what they did in the previous two games.
Also, one thing that was very noticeable in Wednesday’s game was the amount of defensive intensity correlated to points on the other end.
If the Cavaliers play with the intensity that they did in game 5 they will have no issues with the Raptors on Friday night.
The Toronto Raptors are coming off one of the worst performances in conference finals history.
They could not get anything rolling offensively, and they could not stop anyone defensively.
They were led by their duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, but it was not a 60 point performance like they had in game 5.
Lowry put in 13 points and 6 assists, and DeRozan scoring 14 points in 31 minutes of play. Bismack Biyombo struggled last night after being praised so much from his monster games he had in Toronto.
Biyombo scored only 7 points and 4 rebounds in the loss.
In order for the Raptors to win game 6 at home, they need to have their guard play take over. They need Lowry and DeRozan to have another stellar game like they did the last time in Toronto.
When the two of them playing at the highest level, they are hard to beat, but still beatable. The Cavs have done a better job dealing with the length of Biyombo by making him get out onto the perimeter to guard Frye.
They will need Bismack and Valanciunas to dominate the inside, with one of them to shut down Love, which has shown to be very possible.
Overall, the Raptors would like for the Cavs to play lackadaisical, and steal one at home to force a game 7.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 50-24 in CLE last 74 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- TOR are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Central.
- Under is 9-3 in TOR last 12 vs. NBA Central.
- TOR are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
- Home team is 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
- Under is 22-6-1 in the last 29 meetings in Toronto.
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
It would be hard to go against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but they really struggled in game 3 and 4 in Toronto.
I am going with the Cavs in game 6 to finish the series, I felt the only chance that Toronto had in this series was to take 3 straight against the Cavs.
Lebron and co are playing at such a high level, I feel like it is impossible for them to lose 3 straight on the road.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavs ATS
Lebron James knows the importance of time off before the Finals; he will look to do anything he can to have 2 extra days off.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 105 Toronto 94
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