The Cleveland Cavaliers (38-25) hit the court against the Toronto Raptors (30-31) as 7.5-point favorites on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 6:00 PM ET on BSOH. The over/under in this game is set at 218.5.
How to bet Cavaliers vs. Raptors
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -306 odds to pick up the win, while the Raptors are listed at +246 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 218.5 points.
Cavaliers vs. Raptors Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, February 26, 2023
- Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSOH
- Location: Cleveland, Ohio
- Arena: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Cavaliers vs. Raptors Betting Trends
In the Cavaliers’ 63 games this year, they have 33 wins against the spread. Cleveland has come away with 35 wins in the 50 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. The Cavaliers have eclipsed the over/under in 49.2% of their opportunities this year (30 times in 61 games with a set point total).
The Raptors have played 61 games, with 29 wins against the spread. Toronto has won nine of the 25 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (36%). The Raptors have hit the over 52.5% of the time this season (32 of 61 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Gary Trent Jr.||52||18.6||2.5||1.7||1.7||0.3||2.7|
Raptors: Fred VanVleet: Out (Personal), Otto Porter: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland has had to lean on its defense, which ranks best in the NBA (106.7 points allowed per game), as it ranks fifth-worst in the league on offense with only 111.8 points per contest. The Cavaliers are averaging 113.4 points per game when playing at home. When playing on the road, they are averaging 110.2 points per contest. The Cavaliers’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, racking up 114.9 points per contest compared to the 111.8 they’ve averaged this season.
Cleveland is draining 11.4 three-pointers per game (20th-ranked in league). It has a 36.2% shooting percentage (12th-ranked) from three-point land. The Cavaliers have taken 62.8% two-pointers and 37.2% three-pointers this year. Of the team’s buckets, 72.4% are two-pointers and 27.6% are threes.
What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors
In 2022-23, Toronto is 21st in the NBA on offense (113 points scored per game) and seventh on defense (112.1 points allowed). The Raptors average 113.7 points per game at home, and 112.4 on the road. The Raptors have performed better offensively in their last 10 games, putting up 113.7 points per contest, 0.7 more than their season average of 113.
In 2022-23 Toronto is 22nd in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.8 per game) and fourth-worst in 3-point percentage (33.5%). In 2022-23, the Raptors have attempted 35.4% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 64.6% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 26% of the Raptors’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 74% have been 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Cavaliers, and we predict that Raptors will cover the spread (Cavaliers -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 218.5 points.
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