The Toronto Raptors square off against the Cleveland Cavaliers as just 2.5-point favorites in the season opener for both teams on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 7:30 PM ET on BSOH. The point total for the contest is set at 215.5.
Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Raptors as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Raptors have -140 odds to pick up the win, while the Cavaliers are listed at +119 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 215.5 points.
Raptors vs. Cavaliers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSOH
- Location: Toronto, Ontario
- Arena: Scotiabank Arena
Raptors vs. Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Raptors covered the spread 47 times in 82 games last year. Toronto won 31 of the 46 games it was listed as the moneyline favorite last season (67.4%). There were 41 Raptors games (out of 82) that hit the over last year.
The Cavaliers were 42-37-3 against the spread last season. Last season, Cleveland was the underdog 42 times and won 15, or 35.7%, of those games. Out of 82 Cavaliers games last season, 37 went over the total.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Raptors vs. Cavaliers Injury Report
Raptors: Chris Boucher: Doubtful (Hamstring), Khem Birch: Doubtful (Knee), Otto Porter: Out (Hamstring)
Cavaliers: Mamadi Diakite: Out (Not With Team), Dylan Windler: Out (Ankle), Ricky Rubio: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors
Toronto put up 109.4 points per game and gave up 107.1 last year, ranking them 19th in the league offensively and seventh defensively. Offensively the Raptors performed better when playing at home last season, averaging 111 points per game, compared to 107.8 per game away from home.
At 11.9 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34.9% from downtown last year, Toronto was 19th and 20th in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. The Raptors took 37.5% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line last season, and 29.4% of their made shots are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they took 62.5% of their shots, with 70.6% of their makes coming from there.
What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland had a top-five defense last year, ranking fifth-best in the league with 105.7 points allowed per game. Offensively, it ranked 25th with 107.8 points scored per contest. At home, the Cavaliers scored 108.1 points per game last season, 0.6 more than they averaged on the road (107.5).
Cleveland sank 11.6 three-pointers per game (20th-ranked in league). It owned a 35.5% shooting percentage (15th-ranked) from downtown. The Cavaliers attempted 51.9 two-pointers per game last season, which accounted for 61.3% of the shots they attempted (and 70.7% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they attempted 32.8 threes per contest, which were 38.7% of their shots (and 29.3% of the team’s buckets).
Raptors vs. Cavaliers Predictions and Pick
Our prediction to win this game is the Raptors, and we project that Raptors will cover the spread (Raptors -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 215.5 points.
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