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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors - 12/1/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Raptors (19-4) at Cleveland Cavaliers (4-17)
Date & Time Saturday December 1, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +13 -- Over/Under: 217
TV Channel
FSOH, TSN
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NBA | Toronto Raptors (19-4) at Cleveland Cavaliers (4-17)
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The Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena.

The Toronto Raptors look for another victory to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 117.6 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 25 points and 8.5 rebounds while Serge Ibaka is averaging 16.8 points and 7.5 rebounds. Kyle Lowry is the third double-digit scorer and Pascal Siakam is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won four straight road games.

The Cleveland Cavaliers could use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 16 points and 2.1 assists while Collin Sexton is averaging 14.7 points and 3.4 rebounds. Rodney Hood is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have split their last four home games.

The Raptors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central. The Cavaliers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Saturday games. The Raptors are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Cleveland and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 5-0 in Raptors last 5 overall. The under is 10-3 in Cavaliers last 13 overall.

The Cleveland Cavaliers just got destroyed last night by a Boston Celtics team that's had issues scoring the basketball. Now the Cavs are on against arguably the best team in the East on the end of a back to back. The Toronto Raptors are outscoring teams by 11 points while shooting 53.2 percent from the field in their last five games. While just 3-7 ATS this season as favorites of at least nine points, it's hard to take the Cavaliers with any confidence regardless of what the number is.

Pick:
Toronto Raptors -13

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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