Free NBA Playoffs Pick: Raptors vs Cavaliers Lines
Looking for Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers free playoff picks? NBA betting sees the Raptors taking on the Cavaliers on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball playoff matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
2-2 (0-2 V) Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 2-2 (2-0 H)
Round 3: Game 5
Date: Wednesday May 25
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Cavs -10.5
NBA Betting Total: 199
Live NBA Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
The series is now even! The Raptors win game 4 in Toronto to take it back to Cleveland tied up 2-2.
The Raptors, led by Lowry and DeRozan, were able to upset Cleveland once again, when everyone thought they were finished.
The Cavaliers have slipped up for their second straight game, Game 5 is now a must win for the Cavs.
The Toronto Raptors came out blazing in game 4, but almost blew their lead in the late part of the game.
Their offense was completely taken over by Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. Lowry posted 20 points in the first half, then he ended up with 35 points and 5 assists.
DeRozan came up big late in the game with everyone’s eyes on Lowry, he ended up with 32 points in the ball game.
Bismack Biyombo continues to give the Cavaliers issues inside the post. Biyombo posted only 5 points, but had 14 huge rebounds and 3 blocked shots.
Biyombo has been a very big key to this formula with Valanciunas banged up on the side.
Toronto to win game 5 in Cleveland, they have to roll with their momentum.
They had all of the momentum in game 4, up 18 points in the game at one point. That’s where in inexperience on their team comes into play, they needed to step onto the throats of the Cavs not letting them take the lead in the 4th quarter.
Toronto needs to limit the 3 pointers from the Cavs again that they have been doing so well this series.
They’re going to have to make an adjustment with Biyombo in the game guarding Frye because he was nonexistent in the paint when guarding him.
If Toronto plays with the same intensity as their last 2 games, they will make game 5 worth the watch.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ offense woes returned with 1/3 of their big 3 in Kevin Love.
Love was what seemed nonexistent for much of the game with only 10 points. But they did get big production out of the other two.
Lebron James posted 29 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists. Lebron was also 6-6 at the line last night, as he has been struggling from the stripe this playoffs.
Lebron also logged almost 46 minutes in game 4 last night. Kyrie Irving was right behind him with 26 points and 6 assists.
In order for the Cavaliers to win game 5, they need to stick with what works.
In the beginning of the 4th quarter, the squad of Lebron James and the 4 bench players started out 11-11 with Lebron getting the ball in the high post and working a 3 man game with Dellavedova and Frye.
Then they went away with what was working, James started to bring the ball up the floor and wanted to play 1 on 1. The Cavs need to just keep moving the ball and doing what is working.
This whole playoffs, the Cavaliers have a new hot hand every game and they will need to just keep feeding them. The Cavs will need some production out of Love this game, which there has not been any the past 2 games.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 9-2 in TOR last 11 road games.
- Over is 6-2 in TOR last 8 Wed. games.
- TOR are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central.
- Over is 8-2 in CLE last 10 Wed. games.
- Under is 49-24 in CLE last 73 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Underdog is 18-6 ATS in the last 24 meetings.
Free Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
As the Raptors took game 3 and 4 and have all the momentum, I believe their momentum ends across the border.
The Cavaliers played so bad for 30 minutes of the game last night and they were still able to have a shot to win it at the end.
I look for the Cavs to take game 5 fairly easy. I look for Lebron to have the fierce look in his eye in the return home and refusing to lose.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavs -10.5
Look for the Cavs to take game 5 at home and move onto game 6 with the momentum back in their favor.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 105 Toronto 93
If you’re looking for more picks like this Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NBA predictions on the blog during the entire 2016 NBA Playoffs, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NBA playoff picks!
CappersPicks.com has NBA Odds up on a ton of futures, and you will also find DAILY NBA playoffs lines up as well.