NBA Odds, Preview & Pick for Cleveland at Toronto

NBA Odds, Preview & Pick for Cleveland at Toronto

Written by on January 11, 2018

Over the past few seasons, the conference races in the East and West have essentially been a foregone conclusion, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors making a habit of landing on top. The constant NBA odds favorite Cavaliers have had a habit of making things look tougher than they need to be in the regular season before stepping up a couple of gears and destroying everyone in their path in the playoffs. They are following a very similar pattern again this season, although their current 3rd place standing in the Eastern Conference is certainly lower than where we are used to seeing them at this stage of the season.Another big test is coming for the Cavaliers on Thursday night, as they will cross the border into Canada to face a Toronto Raptors team that is in the #2 spot in the Eastern Conference, and who are on a very good run of form at the moment. This will be the first meeting between these two this season, and it’s a match-up that the Cavaliers dominated last year, which may be why they are coming into this one as a slight favorite in the NBA lines.

Cavaliers vs. Raptors NBA Odds, Preview & Pick

  • When: Thursday, January 11 at 8 pm EST
  • Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto
  • TV: TNT
  • Radio: 1100 AM (Cleveland) / 1050 (Toronto)
  • NBA Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers -3 (Over/Under at 223 points)

Team Records

  • All: Cleveland Cavaliers 26-14 / Toronto Raptors 28-11
  • Home: Cleveland Cavaliers 15-4 / Toronto Raptors 14-2
  • Away: Cleveland Cavaliers 11-10 / Toronto Raptors 14-9
  • As Favorite: Cleveland Cavaliers 21-11 / Toronto Raptors 23-7
  • As Underdog: Cleveland Cavaliers 4-3 / Toronto Raptors 5-4
  • ATS: Cleveland Cavaliers 12-27-1 / Toronto Raptors 22-17
  • Over/Under: Cleveland Cavaliers 20-19-1 / Toronto Raptors 20-19

Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Cleveland Cavaliers lead 9-1
  • Score: Cleveland Cavaliers 110.80 / Toronto Raptors 98.70
  • Field Goal Percentage: Cleveland Cavaliers 44.00 / Toronto Raptors 48.93
  • Rebounds: Cleveland Cavaliers 37.50 / Toronto Raptors 43.40
  • 3 Point Shots: Cleveland Cavaliers 76-235 / Toronto Raptors 137-317
  • Steals: Cleveland Cavaliers 8.00 / Toronto Raptors 6.60

Why consider the Cavaliers NBA Odds?

The Cleveland Cavaliers are a fun team to watch once the postseason rolls around, but they can be frustrating to watch and wager on in the regular season, particularly when they go on the road. This is a team that always seems to save their best ball for their home games in the regular season, and it has certainly been more of the same this year. The Cavaliers are 12 games above .500 overall, but just 1 game above .500 on the road. They are, by their own lofty standards, on a poor run of form right now, going just 4-6 in their last 10 games.As far as wagering on this team goes, betting on them ATS has been a nightmare, as they have covered just once in their last 9 games, and are 12-27-1 ATS overall this season. The good news here is that the Cavs have dominated the Raptors in recent years, and are 9-1 SU against Toronto in their last 10 meetings.

Team Statistics

  • Total Score: 110.18
  • Field Goal Percentage: 47.44
  • Three-Point Percentage: 37.91
  • Free Throw Percentage: 80.67
  • Total Rebounds: 41.83
  • Total Score: 108.20
  • Field Goal Percentage: 47.12
  • Three-Point Percentage: 36.90
  • Free Throw Percentage: 74.28
  • Total Rebounds: 43.45

Why consider the Raptors NBA Odds?

The Toronto Raptors are very quietly going about their business this season, putting together an impressive 28-11 record thus far. As that record would suggest, they have been consistently good all year, but it has been their pay at home that has really stood out, with Toronto going 14-2 in the Air Canada Centre. They have also dominated in conference play, going 17-5in those games.Despite playing at home, the NBA Odds are not backing the Raptors.While the majority of their wins have come against lesser opponents, Toronto has still managed to put together an 11-8 record versus teams with a winning record. The Raptors have also been a decent pic ATS this season, going 22-17, and they are 9-7 ATS at home. The biggest concern for this team, though, has to be their total lack of success against the Cavaliers. If they are serious about challenging in the East, they need to change that, and quickly.

Team Statistics

  • Total Score: 111.51
  • Field Goal Percentage: 47.10
  • Three-Point Percentage: 34.97
  • Free Throw Percentage: 80.36
  • Total Rebounds: 42.64
  • Total Score: 103.87
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.05
  • Three-Point Percentage: 35.34
  • Free Throw Percentage: 76.93
  • Total Rebounds: 42.54

Latest NBA Betting Trends

  • Cavaliers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on the road
  • Cavaliers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games when playing Toronto
  • Raptors are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games at home
  • Raptors are 12-1 SU in their last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

While the Raptors have struggled badly against the Cavaliers, I think they might just be running into them at the right time. I’m going with Toronto to spring the mild upset in this one.Score: Cleveland Cavaliers 106 – Toronto Raptors 116