Cavaliers at Raptors Game 4 - 5/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (67-26) at Toronto Raptors (65-34)
NBA Basketball: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors +6 -- Over/Under: 197.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors meet Monday night for game four of the Eastern Conference Finals at the Air Canada Centre.
The Cleveland Cavaliers can retake full control of this series with a victory and a 3-1 lead. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 106.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 95.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 23.5 points and 7.1 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17 points and 10.3 rebounds. Kyrie Irving is dishing 4.8 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 43.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 10 of their last 16 road games.
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The Toronto Raptors can get back in this series with another win and tying it up at 2-2. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 94 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 95.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 20.7 points and 4.4 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 17.6 points and 6.2 assists. Bismack Biyombo is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 2.6 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won 11 of their last 13 home games.
The Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Conference Finals games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Raptors are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Central and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The home team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
We backed the Raptors in game three because they play extremely well on their home court. Toronto is trash on the road but that crazy home crowd does wonders for the Raptors confidence and shots seem to fall. I think Toronto wins this game again and ties this series up at 2-2. However, I'll take the points just to be safe.
Toronto is very good at home.