Cleveland Cavaliers (21-39) at Toronto Raptors (25-35)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 26, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -10.5 — Over/Under:
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors meet Monday in NBA action at the Amalie Arena.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 104 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 24.5 points and three rebounds while Darius Garland is averaging 17.6 points and six assists. Jarrett Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.
The Toronto Raptors look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 111.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 21 points and 4.7 assists while Fred VanVleet is averaging 19.6 points and 4.1 rebounds. Kyle Lowry is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Trent Jr. is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game.
The Cavaliers are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Raptors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Cavaliers last 6 overall. The over is 6-1 in Raptors last 7 vs. a team with a losing straight up record. The Cavaliers are 13-6-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are a bad basketball team that’s on the end of a back to back and it’s been hard to make a case for them all season long. However, the Toronto Raptors haven’t been world beaters this season, and while they’re playing improved ball lately, they’re still only winning their last five games by an average of 3.2 points. The Raptors should win and they should be decent sized favorites, but this line is steep. It’s the Cavs and the points or pass for me.
Cleveland Cavaliers +10.5
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.