Raptors at Cavaliers Game 2 - 5/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (64-33) at Cleveland Cavaliers (66-25)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -11.5 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers play game two of the Eastern Conference Finals Thursday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Toronto Raptors look to be more competitive after getting blown out in their game one loss. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 94 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 95.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 19.9 points and 4.3 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 17.9 points and 6.6 assists. Bismack Biyombo is grabbing 8.6 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 2.6 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have lost seven of their last 11 road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers can take a commanding 2-0 series lead with a victory here. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 108.6 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 95.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 23.6 points and 6.9 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 18.3 points and 11.6 rebounds. Kyrie Irving is dishing 5.4 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 45.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 11 of their last 13 home games.
The Raptors are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The underdog is 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
The Raptors have nothing for the Cavs, as they need Lowry and DeRozan both to go off in order to have a chance in a single game in this series. There's just not enough firepower and the loss of Jonas Valanciunas hurts even more. Again, I hate laying big chalk, but I have no choice in these spots. This will likely be another ugly ball game.