It looks to be yet another mis-match when the Eastern Conference’s best team hosts the Cleveland Caveliers, who look a shadow of their former selves after the King went West.
Toronto may not have the best ranked offence (6th) or defence (7th) in the league, but they should comfortably outshoot the Cavs who are a woeful 28th in attacking output.
Kyle Lowry is out for the Raptors, although their roster is good enough to cover him. All accounts point to an easy Raptors win, which will be their third over the Cavs this season.
In fact, the Raptors start at around their lowest odds this season so far: -1250. It really gives you an idea of how good value the team has been in their last two encounters with the Cavs.
ATS is a little bit more difficult to pick. the line is set at -13, and given that the Raptors have won by 11 1nd 12 points in their last two meetings, you know it’s going to be close to this margin again.
While the Raptors have a couple of outs, they have recently returned home fresh after a long road trip and should do enough to get the points on the board in this match.
The value bet is Raptors ATS @ -110.