Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Pick
- Updated: March 25, 2014
Time: 7 PM EST Tuesday March 25, 2014, FSOH
Location: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
The Cleveland Cavaliers host the Toronto Raptors in an Eastern Conference match up.
In their last games: The Raptors beta the Atlanta Hawks 96-86 and the Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 106-100.
In their win over the Hawks Kyle Lowry went for 25 points and the Raptors outscored the Hawks by 21 points in the 4th quarter.
In their win over the Knicks the Cavaliers outscored New York by 13 points in the 4th quarter and for the game Cleveland was red hot shooting a FG% of 60.9. Cleveland’s Jarrett Jack went for 31 points in the game.
The Raptors have won both games facing the Cavaliers this season with the most recent being a 99-93 win in Cleveland.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 5 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under every time.
The Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against the Cavaliers in Cleveland.
Raptors’ G DeMar DeRozan is averaging 28.5 ppg in his last 4 games.
This season the Cavaliers are 15-20 at home and the Raptors are 18-16 on the road.
Point Spread: Toronto -4
Total Line: 196
Money Line: Raptors -175 / Cavaliers +155
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Toronto Raptors: 39-30 SU 42-26-1 ATS
Cleveland Cavaliers: 27-44 SU 34-37 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• TOR is 18-7 ATS in their last 25 road games.
• TOR is 24-9 ATS in their last 33 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
• TOR has an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 road games.
• CLE is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
• CLE is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• CLE has an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Toronto Raptors: 92.99
Cleveland Cavaliers: 86.01
Key Player Injuries
[F] 03/24/2014 – Amir Johnson injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. Cleveland ( Knee )
[F] 03/10/2014 – Patrick Patterson out indefinitely ( Elbow )
[G] 01/28/2014 – Carrick Felix out indefinitely ( Knee )
[F] 03/10/2014 – Anthony Bennett out indefinitely ( Knee )
[G] 03/23/2014 – C.J. Miles “?” Tuesday vs. Toronto ( Ankle )
[G] 03/17/2014 – Kyrie Irving expected to miss 2 weeks ( Bicep )
There is a huge trend to the under in this series and we see no reason for that to change tonight. Cav’s coach Mike Brown erupted in the dressing room during halftime of their latest issuing a challenge to his team. Cleveland’s defensive play was atrocious in the first allowing the Knicks to shoot 59% from the field, but answered the challenge in the second holding New York to 39 points on 31.6% shooting. Look for that improved effort on the defensive side to carry forward to tonight.
Take the UNDER 196.