Cavaliers vs Raptors Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, December 23, 2022

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (22-11) host the Toronto Raptors (14-18) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, starting at 7:30 PM ET on Friday, December 23, 2022. The Raptors are 4.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under for the matchup is set at 215.5 points.

How to bet Cavaliers vs. Raptors

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -194 odds to pick up the win, while the Raptors are listed at +162 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 215.5 points.

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Cavaliers vs. Raptors Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 23, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSOH
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Arena: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Cavaliers vs. Raptors Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Cavaliers are 19-13-1 this season. Cleveland has been the favorite in 25 games this season and has come away with the win 19 times (76%) in those contests. Cavaliers games this year have hit the over 14 times in 32 opportunities (43.8%).

In the Raptors’ 32 games this year, they have 16 wins against the spread. Toronto has gone 4-10 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 28.6% of those games). Raptors games this year have gone over the total in 16 of 32 opportunities (50%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Cavaliers

Cavaliers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Donovan Mitchell 29 29.5 3.8 4.5 1.3 0.3 3.9
Darius Garland 27 20.7 2.7 7.8 1.4 0.2 2.4
Evan Mobley 33 14.8 9.1 2.6 0.7 1.3 0.3
Jarrett Allen 26 14.1 10.2 1.5 0.7 1.3 0
Caris LeVert 29 11.8 4.3 4 0.7 0.1 1.4

Raptors

Raptors Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Pascal Siakam 22 26.2 8.6 6.8 1 0.4 1.5
Fred VanVleet 26 19 3.8 6.1 1.7 0.5 2.8
OG Anunoby 28 18.6 5.8 2.1 2.3 0.9 1.6
Gary Trent Jr. 25 16.9 2 1.4 1.6 0.1 2.3
Scottie Barnes 29 14.2 6.6 4.6 0.8 0.7 1.1
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Cavaliers: Evan Mobley: Questionable (Knee), Lamar Stevens: Questionable (Knee), Dean Wade: Out (Shoulder), Dylan Windler: Out (Ankle), Ricky Rubio: Out (Knee)

Raptors: Gary Trent: Questionable (Quadricep), Khem Birch: Questionable (Illness), Otto Porter: Out (Foot), Precious Achiuwa: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland is posting 111 points per game this season (21st-ranked in NBA), but it has really played well defensively, surrendering only 104.5 points per game (best). The Cavaliers are posting 113.7 points per game at home. On the road, they are averaging 107.7 points per contest. The Cavaliers’ offense has been less effective over their last 10 games, racking up 107.2 points a contest compared to the 111 they’ve averaged this season.

Cleveland is making 11.5 treys per game (16th-ranked in NBA) this year, while putting up a 36.8% three-point percentage (10th-ranked). In terms of shot breakdown, the Cavaliers have taken 63% two-pointers (accounting for 71.6% of the team’s baskets) and 37% from beyond the arc (28.4%).

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What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors

Toronto scores 111.2 points per game and allow 110.9, making them 19th in the NBA on offense and eighth on defense. At home, the Raptors average 112.9 points per game. Away, they score 109.4. In their past 10 games, the Raptors are scoring 112.8 points per game, 1.6 more than their season average (111.2).

Beyond the arc, Toronto is third-worst in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.3). And it is worst in 3-point percentage at 32.2%. The Raptors attempt 64.4% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 35.6% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 74.4% of the Raptors’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 25.6% are 3-pointers.

Cavaliers vs. Raptors Predictions and Pick

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Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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