At 7:30 ET, the Cleveland Cavaliers (-340) will travel to take on the Toronto Raptors (+268) in an Eastern Conference matchup. The Cavaliers are currently favored by 8 points, and the over/under line is set at 228.5.

Cleveland is on an 8-game winning streak and sits 2nd in the Eastern Conference at 34-16. Meanwhile, Toronto is 12th in the East with a record of 19-33 and has won 2 straight games.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS VS TORONTO RAPTORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -8

This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena at 7:30 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 134-102 in favor of the Cavaliers.
  • Our projections have Donovan Mitchell finishing with Donovan Mitchell points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Cavaliers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.1% and knocking down 16 threes.

Do the Cavaliers Have What it Takes in Toronto?

Today, the Cavaliers are looking to extend their winning streak to nine games as they take on the Raptors. In their last game, Cleveland defeated the Nets by a score of 118-95, easily covering the spread of -7.5.

This season, the Cavaliers have an overall record of 34-16, which is good for 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 22-10 compared to 12-6 against the West.

Cleveland’s ATS record for the season is 27-21, and they are 13-9 ATS on the road. As the favorite, they have gone 18-13 ATS compared to 9-8 as the underdog.

The average over/under line in the Cavaliers’ games this season is 225.8, which is lower than today’s line of 228.5. Their games have averaged 224.1 points, and the under has hit in their last two games.

In the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers are currently in 2nd place and lead the Central Division. They have a road record of 16-8, and their average scoring margin on the road is +5.0 PPG.

On average, the Cavaliers are scoring 114.8 points per game, which is 16th in the NBA. However, when playing on the road, their scoring average dips to 113.3 points per game (20th).

So far this season, Cleveland has outscored the NBA scoring average in 46.0% of their games. In terms of pace, the Cavaliers are 21st in the league with 98 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Cavaliers are shooting 48% from the field (11th). From beyond the arc, they are hitting 36% of their attempts (19th).

So far, the Cavaliers’ defense is ranked 2nd in the league at 109.3 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 51.8% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.5% of their three-point attempts.

Can the Raptors Lock in a Home Win?

Toronto is currently the 12th seed in the Eastern Conference with a record of 19-33. In their last game, they defeated the Rockets by a score of 107-104. The Raptors were favored by 2.5 points and have now won three straight games as the favorite.

This season, the Raptors have an ATS record of 25-27, including a 14-14 ATS record on the road. As the underdog, they have covered the spread in two straight games and are 17-17 ATS as the underdog.

As the underdog this season, the Raptors have a record of 9-25 and are currently 0-11 against other teams in the Atlantic Division. On average, they are being outscored by -6.2 points per game as the underdog.

The O/U line for Toronto’s games this season has averaged 228.2 points, which is slightly lower than today’s line of 228.5. The Raptors have an O/U record of 28-23-1, and 29 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s.

In the Eastern Conference, the Raptors are 12-21 compared to 7-12 against non-conference opponents. Today, they are 8-point underdogs at home.

When it comes to scoring, the Raptors have been better on the road this season, averaging 116.6 points compared to 111.6 at home. Overall, they are 19th in the league in scoring at 114.3 points per game.

In terms of pace, Toronto is 14th in the NBA at 98.8 possessions per game. They have also been one of the more efficient shooting teams, ranking 13th in field goal percentage at 47%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Raptors are 24th in made threes at 11.8 per game. They have also been below the league average in free throw attempts, ranking 17th.

Coming into the game, the Raptors’ defense is giving up an average of 117.5 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 55.8% of their games. Most recently, the Raptors’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 104 points to the Rockets.