BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Cavaliers +3.5 (-110)
- Cavaliers vs Raptors Over/Under: 214.5 points
Toronto (40-31-1 ATS) is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games and 6-2 SU in its last eight matches but is 0-5 ATS in its last five contests at home. The total has gone UNDER in nine of their 12 outings this season, even as Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last six games when playing at home against Cleveland.
The Cavaliers (40-29-3 ATS) are 5-2 ATS in their last seven matches against the Raptors and 4-2 SU in their last six contests against Toronto but are just 1-5 ATS in their last six contests played on a Thursday. Cleveland has won two of its last three games but is coming off a 120-131 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.
The Raptors have lost two of their last three games after winning five straight, as they are coming off a 99-113 setback to the Chicago Bulls on Monday. Pascal Siakam, who is averaging 22 points and 5.1 assists per game, will join All Star guard Fred VanVleet (21 ppg, 4.6 rpg) in leading the Raptors, who are averaging 108.7 points on 44.2% shooting per game.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 112 Toronto Raptors – 106 Cleveland Cavaliers
- Over/Under — OVER 214.5 points
A look at Monday’s predictions:
Brooklyn Nets vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Picks
Desmond Bane scored 23 points, including nine straight in a fourth quarter surge, as the Memphis Grizzlies found a way to win without All Star Ja Morant and overcome a combined 78 points from Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to bring down the Brooklyn Nets, 132-120, to claim their sixth win in their last seven games.
Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds and Picks
DeAndre Ayton scored a career-high 35 points along with 14 rebounds, while Devin Booker fired 22 of his 28 points in the second half to lead the Phoenix Suns past the Minnesota Timberwolves, 125-116, to move one win away from claiming homecourt advantage throughout the entire playoffs.
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