Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 12/31/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cleveland Cavaliers (10-22) at Toronto Raptors (22-11)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -9.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 104.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Colin Sexton is averaging 17.9 points and 2.4 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 16.7 points and 10.6 rebounds. Tristan Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Garland is dishing 2.9 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Toronto Raptors need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 111.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 25.1 points and eight rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 20.8 points and 7.5 assists. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have split their last eight home games.
The Cavaliers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games, 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Raptors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 28-9 ATS in their last 37 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 8-2 in Cavaliers last 10 road games. The over is 5-0 in Raptors last 5 Tuesday games. The Cavaliers are 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Toronto and 11-4-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings. The over is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings in Toronto and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are losing on the road by an average of 11.8 points and have failed to cover seven of their last 10 tries on the road. The Toronto Raptors are due for a breakout performance after losing three of their last four games, and they're 11-7 ATS at home this season. The Toronto Raptors are 5-1 ATS when favored by 7.5 or more points. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-6 ATS when a double-digit underdog. I'll lay the buckets.