Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers - 3/21/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Cleveland Cavaliers (15-26) vs Toronto Raptors (17-24)
Game Info: Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)
Betting Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers +7 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The Toronto Raptors need a win here to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 20.1 points and 4.8 assists while Fred VanVleet is averaging 19.8 points and 4.4 rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 48 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 23.9 points and 2.7 rebounds while Darius Garland is averaging 16.5 points and 5.9 assists. Jarrett Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.
The Raptors are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 11-4 in Raptors last 15 road games. The under is 5-2 in Cavaliers last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Raptors are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Cleveland and 5-12-1 ATS in the last 18 meetings.
The Toronto Raptors are obviously the better and more talented team, and they should win now that they're healthier, but it's hard to lay decent sized chalk with a club that's lost seven straight and is losing their last five games by an average of 8.2 points. The Cleveland Cavaliers have their own issues going on, which includes losing their last five games by an average of 13.2 points and being 16-25 against the spread on the season. However, I can't back the Raptors with confidence. It's the Cavs or pass for me.