Toronto a home underdog vs. Cleveland
The Toronto Raptors find themselves as a home underdog against the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 7:30PM ET. Is that a good thing for Toronto?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Cavaliers are the slight favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -1.5 points in Toronto. The over/under total for the game has been set at 208.5 points.
Toronto is 38-18 overall, 20-6 at home and 31-25 against the spread. Cleveland is 41-15 overall, 17-10 on the road and 25-28-3 against the spread. The home team has won and covered the spread in both meetings this season, including the Raptors winning as a 3-point home underdog on Nov. 25. These two have also hit the over in four straight meetings.
Toronto isn’t getting much respect on the national stage, as they are just a few games behind the Cavs in the standings, but a home underdog tonight. Toronto is riding a three-game winning streak coming into tonight while the Cavs have won six of their last seven. However, Toronto should definitely be up for this game. This can be a statement game for the Raptors and they are a perfect 3-0 against the spread this season as a home underdog. They are also 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games against a team with a winning record on the road. If Toronto is going to make a run at the No. 1 seed, they need this win tonight.
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