Welcome to our preview of Sunday’s Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers matchup at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. In this post, we will examine the pre-game information, offer our expert opinion on who will win the game, and provide predictions for the final score, moneyline, against the spread, and over/under.
Before diving into the analysis, let’s look at the injury list for both teams. First, Fred VanVleet, the shooting guard for the Raptors, has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Cavaliers for personal reasons. Meanwhile, Otto Porter Jr. of the Raptors underwent season-ending surgery on his left foot and will also miss the game.
We expect the Cleveland Cavaliers to win comfortably on Sunday, with a final score of Raptors 114, Cavs 128.
We recommend passing on the moneyline in this matchup. The Cavaliers (-270) are heavily favored to win, and there is no need to wager more than 2 1/2 times your possible profit on the moneyline. Instead, we suggest betting on the range, total, or both.
Against The Spread
Our pick against the spread is Cavaliers -6.5 (-118). Cleveland has lost their last four games against the Raptors, and they will be extra motivated to win by a significant margin on Sunday. The Cavs are 19-11-1 ATS as home favorites this season and should benefit from the Raptors playing their third game in four days. We expect Cleveland to try to outscore the Raptors, especially after losing to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.
Our prediction for the over/under is OVER 215.5 (-115). The Over is 5-2 in the Raptors’ last eight games against teams with a home winning percentage above .600 and 4-1 in Toronto’s last five games following a loss. Conversely, the Over has been successful in the Cavaliers’ last four games and is 6-1 in the previous seven encounters between these teams in Cleveland.
We expect the Cleveland Cavaliers to win comfortably against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, with a final score of Raptors 100, Cavs 119. Our recommended picks are Cavaliers -6.5 against the spread and OVER 215.5 for the over/under.
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