Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 19 (10/19): NBA

Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 19 (10/19): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Cavaliers money line +120
Cavaliers spread +2.5 (-110)
Raptors money line -140
Raptors spread -2.5 (-110)
Over / under 214

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Cleveland Cavaliers Toronto Raptors
Record 0-0 0-0
Road / home record 0-0 0-0
Streak    
Points per game 0.00 0.00
Points allowed per game 0.00 0.00
Rebounds per game 0.00 0.00
Rebounds allowed per game 0.00 0.00
Over / under record 0-0 0-0
 

Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Toronto to take on the Raptors for the 22-23 season opener on Wednesday night. These teams met 4 times last season and Cavs led 3-1.  

 

Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavaliers were good last season as they ended up with a 44-38 record overall, ranking 3rd in the Central division and lost in the play-in berth. The Cavaliers were 26-24 in conference play. 

Garland averaged 21.7 points and 8.7 assists for the Cavaliers. Lauri Markkanen averaged 15.2 points over the last 10 games for Cleveland.

In their last 10 games the Cavaliers are 3-7, averaging 109.9 points, 42.2 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 6.7 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.0 points.

The team made some additions in the offseason as they traded Donovan Mitchell from the Utah Jazz for Collin Sexton.

Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors finished last season with a record of 48-34 and were given the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs but they were unable to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers, and they were eliminated. The Raptors were 29-21 against Eastern Conference teams. 

Fred VanVleet was averaging 20.3 points, 6.7 assists and 1.7 steals for the Raptors. Siakam averaged 22.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists over the past 10 games for Toronto.

In their last 10 games, the Raptors are 5-5, averaging 113.2 points, 47.1 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 8.6 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.9 points per game.

The team made some additions in the offseason as they signed Otto Porter.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Cleveland are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.

Cleveland are 13-7 ATS in their last 20 games against Toronto.

Cleveland are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games on the road.

Cleveland are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games.

Toronto are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 12 of Toronto's last 18 games against Cleveland.

Toronto are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Cavs had a good season last year and the had some of the top defenses in the NBA allowing 105.8 points per game ranking 5th and they made a key movement in the depht signing Donovan Mitchell. The Raptors had also a great season as they made it to the playoffs but they struggled against the Cavs losing 3 of 4 head to head games. The Cavaliers offense received a big boost with Mitchell and along with Garland they will be strong contenders for the playoffs. I think the Cavs have the better team and shouldn't be underdogs. Take the Cavaliers.

PICK: Cavaliers +2.5 (-110)

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