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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors Game 2 Odds, Preview, & Picks

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor

Although they didn’t quite need magic on behalf of LeBron James to win Game 1, the Cavs didn’t exactly win decisively. Now heading into Game 2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors series, NBA sports betting players are well aware that it’s anybody’s game. Which side will the 4 team parlay odds paint as the favorite?

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors – Thursday, May 3rd   

Series: Game 2 || Cleveland Leads 1-0

When: 5:00 pm ET

Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN, NBA League Pass

NBA Sports Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Cavaliers +6½ (-110) 212½ (-110) +215
Astros -6½ (-110) 212½ (-110) -255
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Cleveland Cavaliers

Although the Cavs looked great in Game 1, they barely made it out of their alive. In fact, the 113-112 finish makes it perfectly clear that this series will be coming down to the wire. And unlike the Pacers, who didn’t have a plethora of top level talent, the Raptors are one of the best teams in the East. But can they beat LeBron in 7? Well they’re not off to a great start but there’s still plenty of basketball to be played. As for tonight’s matchup, James didn’t exactly go all out in Game 1. That said, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the veteran take it up a notch this evening in order to secure an early lead in this series. Nevertheless, Thursday’s NBA sports betting odds are going Toronto all the way.

Players to Watch: LeBron James (33.4 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 8.4 apg), Kevin Love (10.9 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 1.1 apg), and JR Smith (10.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.1 apg).

Toronto Raptors

The Raptors kicked off their postseason journey by facing the Washington Wizards. Although the Wizards were able to pick up two games, everybody knew the Raptors would be advancing past them. Now, facing off against Cleveland, most bettors felt that Toronto had the upper hand. Instead, we’re seeing Cleveland taking the lead in the series. The question tonight then, is whether or not Toronto can bounce back. Considering how close the first match was, and considering that the Raptors will get the home court advantage once again this evening, it might be safer to stick with Toronto on this one.

Players to Watch: DeMar DeRozan (26.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 4.9 apg), Kyle Lowry (17.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 8.6 apg), and Jonas Valanciunas (14.6 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 1.1 apg).

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Cleveland is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing Toronto
  • Toronto is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Cleveland
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
  • Toronto is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors Picks

So which team should online sportsbook bettors take in this evening’s Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors matchup? The odds seem pretty set with Toronto and you should too. However, if you happen to feel that James can go off this evening, taking Cleveland straight up can be quite lucrative. Sign up today to make this daring NBA prediction!

Score Prediction: 105-102 Toronto. The Raptors bounce back at home to tie the series up. Cleveland will cover the spread and the TOTAL will be UNDER.

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