Raptors vs Cavaliers Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, October 19

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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

Point Spread

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.

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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


Pascal Siakam 68 22.8 8.6 5.3 1.3 0.6 1.1
Fred VanVleet 65 20.3 4.4 6.7 1.7 0.5 3.7
Gary Trent Jr. 70 18.3 2.7 2 1.8 0.3 3
OG Anunoby 48 17.1 5.5 2.6 1.5 0.5 2.4
Chris Boucher 80 9.4 6.2 0.3 0.6 0.9 0.9


Donovan Mitchell 67 25.9 4.2 5.3 1.5 0.2 3.5
Darius Garland 68 21.7 3.3 8.6 1.3 0.1 2.6
Caris LeVert 58 17 3.7 4.3 0.9 0.4 1.4
Jarrett Allen 56 16.1 10.7 1.6 0.8 1.4 0
Kevin Love 74 13.6 7.3 2.2 0.4 0.2 2.5
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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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How to bet Raptors vs. Cavaliers

You can bet on Raptors vs. Cavaliers at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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