Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Online NBA Betting Preview
After hitting a slump in early March, the Cleveland Cavaliers have rebounded and are running on all cylinders once more. In fact, LeBron James & Co. enter Tuesday’s Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers matchup riding a 3-game win streak. Will this convince online NBA betting sites to favor the Cavs over the leaders of the conference? Let’s take a look at the odds before breaking down some NBA parlay picks.
Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers – Tuesday, April 3rd
When: 6:00 pm ET
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NBA League Pass
Online NBA Betting Odds:
Toronto Raptors TBP
Cleveland Cavaliers TBP
WHAT. A. MONTH.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) April 2, 2018
The Toronto Raptors leap into this Tuesday night pairing with a 55-21 record. Not only does that record peg them as the best team in the Atlantic, it also paints them as the best team in the East. Right now the Raptors wield a 2-game lead over the 2nd place Boston Celtics. Additionally, they own an 8 ½ game lead over Tuesday’s opponent. Having said that, it’s pretty clear that the Raptors should be able to cruise into this year’s playoffs. On the other hand, the Raptors will need to put forth a solid effort to snag the No. 1 seed in the postseason. Pulling one over the Cavs would certainly help.
Players to Watch: DeMar DeRozan (23.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 5.2 apg), Kyle Lowry (16.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 6.9 apg), and Jonas Valanciunas (12.7 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 1.1 apg).
The Cavs ride into this Eastern Conference throw down sporting a 47-30 record that still ranks them 1st in the Central Division. As aforementioned, Cleveland currently ranks 3rd in the conference and will be vying to snatch a higher seed in the playoffs. Surprisingly, the Cavs are 9-2 in their last 11-gmes, proving that this team is picking up speed. Will that be enough to paint them as a favorite against the Raptors?
Players to Watch: LeBron James (27.4 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 9.1 apg), Kevin Love (17.5 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 1.7 apg), and Jordan Clarkson (13.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.8 apg).
Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Predictions
- Toronto is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 Games
- Toronto is 20-5 SU in its last 25 Games
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 16 of Toronto’s last 23 Road Games
- Cleveland is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 Games
- Cleveland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 Games
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 Games
Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Picks
So, which team should betting sportsbook players favor in Tuesday’s Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers matchup? The odds aren’t out yet so figuring out where the most value lies is practically impossible. Moreover, this is the 3rd time these two have faced each other this season. With the series tied at 1-1, there’s no question this is a tough matchup to predict in general. However, considering the Cavs’ resent resurgence, and the fact that Toronto is 3-4 in their last 7, it’s pretty clear that Cleveland is the better option in this one. Sign up today to make this NBA prediction!
Score Prediction: 128-123 Cleveland. The game turns into a bit of a shootout but the Cavs use their current momentum to get the job done at home.