The Cleveland Cavaliers (34-16) travel to face off against the Toronto Raptors (19-33) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and televised on TSN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Cavaliers vs Raptors
The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win
Most recently, the Cavaliers bested the Nets with a score of 118-95. In addition to their straight-up win, the Cavaliers also covered the spread as -7.5-point favorites. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 213 points ended up below the over/under line of 223.5.
Coming into today’s game, the Cavaliers have won eight straight and are 34-16 overall. On the road, the Cavaliers are 16-8 while going 18-8 at home this season.
Cleveland is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 27-21. The Cavaliers currently have a two game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 18-13 vs. the spread as the favorite.
The Raptors Are Coming Off A Win
Most recently, the Raptors bested the Rockets with a score of 107-104. the Raptors entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 61-49.
With their current two game winning streak, the Raptors have an overall record of 19-33. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently ranked 12th and are 5th in the Atlantic division.
Toronto currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 25-27 at this point. When playing on the road, the Raptors hold an ATS record of 14-14 in contrast to a 11-13 record against the spread when playing at home.
Cavaliers Offense Breakdown
In 50 games games, Cleveland has an average of 114.8 points per game (16th).
When it comes to scoring, the Cavaliers are a middle-of-the-pack team, averaging 114.8 points per game (16th). However, they have been better on the road, averaging 113.3 points compared to 116.2 at home.
So far, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 46% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 21st in the league at 98 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the Cavaliers have been efficient overall, ranking 11th in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 7th in two-point shooting percentage (56%) but have struggled from behind the arc, hitting just 36% of their three-point attempts (19th).
Raptors Offense Breakdown
In 52 games games, Toronto has an average of 114.3 points per game (19th).
When playing at home, the Raptors are averaging 111.6 points per game (28th) compared to their overall average of 114.3 (19th). So far this season, Toronto has scored below the NBA average in 53.8% of their games.
From three-point range, the Raptors are shooting 36% (20th) and are 24th in three-point makes per game (11.8). In terms of overall field goal percentage, Toronto is 13th in the league at 47%.
Despite being 14th in pace, the Raptors are 2nd in assists and are 7th in offensive rebounds. So far, they have made an average of 16.7 free throws per game (21st).
Cavaliers Team Defense
Not only do the Cavaliers’ overall defensive numbers look good, as they are 2nd in the league in points allowed. Cleveland has also been playing well on defense of late, ranking 24th in the league over their last three games at 103.7 PPG allowed. Cleveland’s defense is currently forcing 12.9 turnovers per game, which is 18th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 22nd in blocked shots, with an average of 4.8 rejections per game.
Raptors Team Defense
On average, the Toronto defense is giving up 117.5 points per game (19th). Right now, they are on a 4 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. Most recently, the Raptors’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 104 points to the Rockets.
Key Players For The Cavaliers And Raptors
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Donovan Mitchell is set to be the main scorer for the Cavaliers, recording 28 points and shooting 10/21 from the field. This season, he is averaging 28.5 points per game along with 5.5 boards.
On the other side, Scottie Barnes is our projected leading scorer for the Raptors. We have him ending the game with a team-high 19 and grabbing 7 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 47.4%, and he is contributing 20.1 points per game on average.
Cavaliers vs Raptors Trends
- Across their last three road contests, Cleveland has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 116 points per game.
- Although Toronto has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 116 points per game in these games.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Toronto has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 2-8 straight up.
- As the betting favorite, the Cavaliers have an ATS mark of just 7-3 in their last ten games. Cleveland posted a straight up mark of 10-0 in these matchups.
We’re putting our money on the Cavaliers to win, and have the projected score sitting at 134-102. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Cavaliers at -8.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 228.5, and our model predicts the Cavaliers and Raptors to score a combined 236 points. We recommend betting on the over.
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