Toronto Raptors (19-4) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (4-16 )Date : 12/01/2018
Time : 8:00 PM ET
Location : Quicken Loans Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs will welcome the Raptors to Quicken Loans Arena as they are coming off a loss against the Celtics while the Raptors are coming off a win against the Warriors making it their 7th straight win. Game tips off at 8:00 PM ET.
Toronto Raptors's Latest Performance :
The Raptors are coming off an impressive overtime win against the Warriors. The Raptors are for real this season. They have the best record in the NBA with 19 wins and only 4 losses. Leading the way for the Raptors was Leonard as he scored a season-high 37 points with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block, and three 3-pointers in 44 minutes. The Warriors pulled off a big comeback in the fourth to send the game to OT, but Kawhi had the last laugh. Leonard also had to guard Kevin Durant for most of this game in his season-high 44 minutes. Kawhi did his part but what impressed me the most in this game was the development of Siakam he had a career night scoring 26 points making 8-of-10 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line. Siakam’s efficiency in November has been among the best in the NBA. He is averaging 17 points with 6 boards and is playing great alongside Kawhi. The Raptors shouldn’t have a problem playing against the Cavs on the road.
Cleveland Cavaliers's Latest Performance :
The Cavs are coming off a loss against the Celtics making it their third loss in a row. The Cavs this past week made a trade sending Kyle Korver back to the Jazz for Alec Burks and a 2020 and 2021 second-round pick. I expect a few more moves to be made in Cleveland as they are heading towards a full rebuild. Despite all the losses the Cavs have found a bright spot in Sexton he is looking for his shot as in the last four games he is attempting at least 20 shots. He was the reason why the Cavs were on a two-game winning streak, bear in mind he is only 19 years old and he has a great chance of becoming a great two-way guard in the NBA. He will be going up against Lowry who has been playing really well for the Raptors who are coming into the Q winning seven games in a row. Osman will face a tough cover as he will have to do his best to contain Leonard in this game.
How Toronto Raptors & Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Cavaliers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest.
Raptors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
Against The Spread Selection: Toronto Raptors
My reason for the pick :
The Raptors should cruise to a comfortable victory on the road against the Cavs. After coming off a hard-fought win the Raptors can turn down the notch as they will be facing a Cavs team that is rebuilding for the future. Go with the Raptors as they should be able to cover the spread in this game. For the Cavs, they don’t have anyone who can matchup with Kawhi in this game as he will have his ways offensively.
Betting trends for Toronto Raptors:
- Raptors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
Betting trends for Cleveland Cavaliers:
- Cavaliers are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Saturday games.