The Cleveland Cavaliers (38-25) open up as the 6.5-point favorites at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse for a matchup against the Toronto Raptors (30-31) on Sunday. The Toronto Raptors occupy the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference, five positions behind the fourth-placed Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win and need it fast to keep their playoff hopes alive. Three defeats in a row are always brutal, and the Toronto Raptors should be wary of an opponent super motivated to end their current poor run.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Toronto Raptors Betting expert picks
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Toronto Raptors Moneyline
Bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers to win (1.37) on the moneyline.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have not been doing so well lately, having lost their last three games. However, they boast a strong home record, with seven out of their last ten games played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse ending in a win. The moneyline odds of -270 suggest a probability of 73% that they will stay successful at home. Despite their red-hot form of late, the Toronto Raptors are the +220 road underdogs on the moneyline. They’ve won their last four games straight up, going 7-3 in their most recent games.
Sunday’s game against the Toronto Raptors should be the perfect stage for the Cleveland Cavaliers to get back on track. They may be coming off a loss, but they are still favorites to win with home-court advantage on their side.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Toronto Raptors Spread
Take the Cleveland Cavaliers -6.5 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are the 6.5-point favorites over the Toronto Raptors in the NBA betting lines, leaving them as the clear match favorites. They’ve won three of their last five home encounters in this series, averaging a 21.3-point differential in their favor.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have gone four games without covering the spread. Their record for the season is 33-28-2 ATS. The hosts are 6-4 ATS from their past ten games at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, going 6-4 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Away from home, the Toronto Raptors failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games. Their road record this season is 12-17 ATS. The visitors have gone 4-6 ATS in their last ten matches, while their record from their last ten road trips is 3-7 ATS.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Toronto Raptors Total
Go for Total over 219.5 (1.91)
Matches between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors tend not to be the most high-scoring affairs. In the last ten meetings in the NBA, the total averaged 217.2 points.
The last three Cleveland Cavaliers games went over. Their record for the season is now 30-32 O/U. Betting on the over would’ve paid out as a winning bet in three of the last three home matches. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 6-4 O/U in their last ten home and away matches combined.
The Toronto Raptors have a 32-27 O/U record for the season. Their last two games ended up below the total. The total went over in half the previous ten Toronto Raptors road games, leaving the visitors 5-4 O/U in their last 10 contests overall.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Toronto Raptors Betting trends
Odds for Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers are Provided by sports betting sites in Ohio.
- Moneyline (ML): Toronto Raptors (+220) | Cleveland Cavaliers (-270)
- Against the spread (ATS): Toronto Raptors +6.5 (-110) | Cleveland Cavaliers -6.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 219.5 (-110) | (-110)
Cleveland Cavaliers Form
The Cleveland Cavaliers are riding a six-game winning streak against Atlantic teams going into their latest matchup. Their last match ended in a 136-119 defeat to the Atlanta Hawks. The result left the home side with a 7-3 record for the past 10 games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have had difficulty putting up points on the scoreboard. Entering Sunday’s matchup, the hosts have averaged 111.8 points per game, which ranks them near the bottom of the NBA. The defense, on the other hand, hasn’t been as effective in putting the brakes on opposing offenses of late. In the past five outings, 113.4 have been lost on average. This is more than the home team usually gives up, having allowed a decent 106.7 per game this season.
Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers were unsuccessful in their attempt to qualify for the playoffs after securing a spot in the Play-In Tournament. This season, they’ve made an impressive comeback, ranking fourth in the Eastern Conference and second in the Central Division.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have no reported injury concerns ahead of their latest matchup.
Toronto Raptors Form
The Toronto Raptors have grabbed an impressive seven wins from their eight most recent matchups. The away side’s most recent game ended in a 95-91 triumph over the Detroit Pistons.
The Toronto Raptors will bring a middle-of-the-park offense for their latest game on the road, having scored 113.0 points per game this season. Defensively, the away team has restricted opponents to 110.8 points on average in the last five matches. This is an improvement on the 112.1 points allowed per game for the season.
After last year’s first-round exit, the Toronto Raptors hope to clinch another postseason berth. The visitors have gone 30-31 this season, leaving them with the Eastern Conference’s ninth seed. This will set them up for a spot in the Play-In Tournament as things stand.
Otto Porter Jr. is the only reported injury concern for the Toronto Raptors ahead of Sunday’s game.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Toronto Raptors H2H history
The previous matchup between these two franchises ended in a 107-118 win for the Toronto Raptors. The encounter took place at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in December 2022. Based on the past ten contests of this series, the Toronto Raptors should be confident. They took six victories over the Cleveland Cavaliers during this run, losing on only four occasions.
The Cleveland Cavaliers tallied 108.1 points on average per game from their ten most recent head-to-head games against the Toronto Raptors. The latter managed an average of 109.1 points in comparison.