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(19-4) Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (4-17)
Date: Saturday, December 1
Time: 8:00PM EST
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -13.5
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
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Call this the bookend Eastern Conference match as the top seeded Toronto Raptors take on the bottom seeded Cleveland Cavaliers.
Toronto enters off arguably the most entertaining NBA match this season defeating the shorthanded Warriors in overtime. Cleveland gets the schedule misfortune of playing the Celtics (who they lost to) Friday on the front end of their back to back.
Last season, the LeBron James Cavaliers took two of the three games while the Raptors took the first game this season. The Cavaliers hold the all-time record having bested the Raptors in 48 of their 87 matches.
The current longest win streak is seven and owned by the Raptors. Prior to this, Toronto recorded six game win streaks twice.
This could be a trap game given how much the competition dips from facing the Warriors to the second worst team in the NBA. Without LeBron James it’s hard to fathom the Raptors being motivated to crush this iteration of the Cavs.
Several Raptors delivered quality efforts in the win over Golden State. Kawhi Leonard had his best game of the season with 35 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Pascal Siakam recorded a career best 26 points on an economical 8 of 10 shooting. Kyle Lowry was two rebounds shy of a triple-double and grabbed three of the team’s five steals.
In fact, all five Raptors starters and Jonas Valanciunas delivered double-digit scoring efforts.
Greg Monroe (back spasms) missed last two and is questionable versus Cavaliers. Norman Powell (shoulder) out till mid December.
After back to back wins over the 76ers and Houston the Rockets lost their next two versus the Wolves and Thunder failing to score 100 points.
Facing a Raptors team who is averaging a point differential of plus 13.5 during their seven game win streak the Cavaliers present an offense which scores103 points but allow 110.
David Nwaba (knee) missed last three games and George Hill (shoulder) are both likely out Saturday. Sam Dekker (ankle) is out until December. Kevin Love (left big toe surgery) remains out until January and potentially much longer as per his recent update.
J.R. Smith is also no longer traveling with the team while management seeks a trade partner.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Cavaliers are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
- Cavaliers are 8-2 in last 10 head to head contests.
- Over-Under is 7-3 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
The natural assumption is the rested Raptors blow out Cleveland, but these are the types of games elite teams are losing this season. That said the Cavaliers bookend an 11 game Raptors schedule segment which features eight seeded teams out of the nine games in the middle.
In the mix are the Nuggets twice, 76ers, Bucks, Clippers, Warriors again, Blazers and Pacers with six of the 11 on the road and a west road trip. Given that situation and the cerebral tendency of the Raptors it’s likely Toronto take this by their typical output.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Rested Raptors take care of business cover spread
NBA Free Score Prediction: Raptors 120 – Cavaliers 103
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