Cavaliers at Raptors Game 6 - 5/27/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (67-27) at Toronto Raptors (66-34)
NBA Basketball: Friday, May 27, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors +6 -- Over/Under: 197 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors play game six of the Eastern Conference Finals Friday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Cleveland Cavaliers hope to make back-to-back NBA Finals appearances with a victory here. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 106.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 94.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 23.9 points and 7.1 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.1 points and 9.4 rebounds. Kyrie Irving is dishing 4.8 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 42.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 10 of their last 17 road games.
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The Toronto Raptors need a victory here in order to force a game seven on Sunday. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 93.7 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 96.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 20.9 points and 4.2 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 18.3 points and 6.1 assists. Bismack Biyombo is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 2.5 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 29.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won 12 of their last 14 home games.
The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Raptors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Cavaliers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Toronto.
You guys know the drill by now, as we fade the Raptors on the road and back them at home. The Raptors look like the regular season Raptors on their home court, as the crowd does wonders for Lowry's confidence and role players also make shots. Expect Toronto to play with the usual energy it plays with in the ACC and probably force a game seven. However, I'll take my free buckets just to make sure.