Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors - 10/13/16 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
NBA Basketball: Thursday October 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Quickens Loan Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -5 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds
The Quickens Loan Arena and the Cleveland Cavaliers welcome the Toronto Raptors to town.
The Toronto Raptors haven’t taken the floor in over a week following a 104-98 defeat at the Clippers. The Raptors nearly erased a 17 point deficit with a huge 4th period rally but came up short. Los Angeles was red hot from the floor at 52% and Toronto connected at 44% and were a -14 on the backboards which negated eight more looks at the basket. DeMar DeRozen led four Raptors in the scoring column with 20 points on 8-11 shooting with Brady Heslip and Cory Joseph adding 13 points apiece while Patrick Patterson chipped in with ten points but it’s tough to win when your opponent sinks more then half their looks.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers hope to get a win Thursday versus Toronto after a Monday night loss at Atlanta by a 99-93 count. The Cavaliers offense misfired too often on just 39%but sank seven more threes to stay close to a Hawks squad that fired away at 45.8% but shot themselves in the foot on a 2-19 performance from beyond the arc. The Cavs were balanced with six players reaching double figures in scoring with Jonathan Holmes and Kay Felder netting 15 points each while Cory Jefferson scored 13 points and hauled in eleven rebounds. James Jones and Jordan McRae followed with 12 points apiece while Markel Brown chipped in with ten points in a game that was winnable.
The Raptors are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and the under is 10-2 in Raptors last 12 road games while the over is 5-1 in Raptors last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and the Cavaliers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games while the under is 4-1 in Cavaliers last 5 Thursday games. The Raptors are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Cleveland.
The Cavaliers are one of the eleite teams in the NBA and are sometimes just going through the motions in the preseason but at some point they have to give it their 'A' game...