Toronto Faces Cleveland, Looks for 4th Straight Road Win: Prediction and Analysis (2/26/2023)
- Feb 26, 2023, 12:08:12 PM
The Toronto Raptors (30-31, ninth in the Eastern Conference) visit the Cleveland Cavaliers (38-25, fourth in the Eastern Conference) on Sunday, February 26, as the Raptors look to continue their three-game road winning streak. The Cavaliers have a record of 22-12 in conference games and lead the Eastern Conference in limiting opponent scoring, giving up 106.7 points while holding opponents to 46.7% shooting.
In this article, we will analyze the two teams, look at betting trends and public betting data, and provide prediction picks for the game.
Analysis: Toronto Raptors
The Raptors are 18-19 against Eastern Conference opponents and are led by Pascal Siakam, who is averaging 25.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game. Fred VanVleet is averaging 18.9 points over the last ten games for Toronto. The Raptors rank second in the NBA in scoring 18.1 fast break points per game, led by OG Anunoby averaging 4.1.
Toronto has won seven of its last eight games and is coming off a 95-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday. In that game, Siakam scored 30 points and had nine rebounds, and Anunoby contributed 20 points and four rebounds. The Raptors have covered the spread in four of their last five games against Cleveland.
Analysis: Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavaliers are led by Darius Garland, who is averaging 22 points and 7.8 assists per game. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 27 points, 4.8 assists, and 1.5 steals over the past ten games for Cleveland. The Cavaliers have won seven of their last ten games and are coming off a 113-98 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in their last five games at home and has gone over in five of their last six games. The Cavaliers have covered the spread in only one of their last five games.
Toronto has covered the spread in four of their last five games against Cleveland. The total has gone over in six of Toronto's last seven games when playing on the road against Cleveland. Cleveland has gone over in five of their last six games.
Public Betting Data
According to data from KingPin.pro, 58% of the public is betting on the Toronto Raptors to cover the spread, while 55% of the public is betting on the total to go over.
Based on the team analysis, betting trends, and public betting data, our staff writer at KingPin.pro predicts that Cleveland will win the game, Toronto will cover the spread, and the total will go over.