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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors - 3/25/14

Toronto Raptors (38-30) at Cleveland Cavaliers (26-44)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)

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The Toronto Raptors look to continue their playoff run with a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight.

The Raptors have lost three of their last five games overall but are coming off a nice 96-86 win over the Hawks thanks to Kyle Lowry who scored 25 points and dominated in a game-winning 36-15 fourth quarter. DeMar DeRozan added 21 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 13 points and 13 rebounds as the Raptors jumped to a record of 39-30 on the season which keeps them just half a game ahead of the Bulls who currently occupy the fourth seed in the East.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors - 3/25/14

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Lower down the standings, we have the Cavaliers who have lost eight of their last 11 games but were able to beat the Knicks by 106-100 last night. With Kyrie Irving out with a bicep injury, Jarrett Jack stepped into the starting lineup and had himself a monster game of 31 points and 10 assists while Dion Waiters added 22 points as the Cavs overcame a 61-46 first half to snap the Knicks' eight-game win streak. Despite the win, Cleveland are still 5 1/2 games out of the eighth spot with just 11 games left to play so I guess it's back to the lottery for them.

In ATS trends, the Raptors are 24-9 ATS in their last 33 games against a team with a losing record and 18-7 ATS in their last 25 road games, while the Cavs are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a win.

Head to head, the Raptors are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall but a healthy 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Cleveland.

This just looks like a game that the Raptors can't afford to lose if they want to climb up the standings so I'll take them to win and cover tonight.

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