Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors - 11/15/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (7-2) at Cleveland Cavaliers (8-1)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Tuesday night in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena on NBATV.
The Toronto Raptors look for another statement win after winning six of their last seven games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 105.3 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 99.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 34 points and 4.8 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 17.3 points and 6.8 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing two rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 29 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won five straight road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers hope to build on their best record in the East with another home victory. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 109.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 23.9 points and 4.2 assists while LeBron James is averaging 22.9 points and 8.9 rebounds. Kevin Love is the third double-digit scorer and Channing Frye is grabbing three rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won five of their last six home games.
The Raptors are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Central and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Cavaliers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Raptors are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Cleveland and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
With the way the Raptors are playing, there's value with the points. However, the home team has owned this series and has actually covered eight of the last 10 games. The Cavs know Toronto is probably their top comp in the East, and they seem to get up for games like this. In Cleveland, the Cavs should be able to open this thing up in the second half.