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Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 5/5/18, Prediction & Odds

The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to dominate the Toronto Raptors in the playoffs, having won both games on the road to take a 2-0 series lead? Will the trend continue tonight as the series moves to Cleveland?

Game Snapshot

703 Toronto Raptors at 704 Cleveland Cavaliers

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Quicken Loans Arena at 8:30PM ET

TV: ABC

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Cavaliers are a 4-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 216 points. As of Saturday afternoon, 55 percent of public bets are coming in on host Cleveland. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.

Love comes through with big game

The criticism of the Cavaliers in the playoffs and much of the season is that the teammates around LeBron James haven't been offering enough support. Kevin Love had been struggling with his shot in the postseason, but the Cleveland power forward came through with a big effort in Game 2's 128-110 victory as he poured in 31 points to go with 11 rebounds as he shot 11-of-21 from the floor. As for James, he had a cool 43 points plus 14 assists and eight rebounds.

VanVleet provides 14 off bench

Toronto backup point guard Fred VanVleet missed a pair of 3-pointers, one at the end of regulation and one in overtime that could have given Toronto a Game 1 victory. To VanVleet's credit, he bounced back strong in Game 2 as he tallied 14 points as he connected on 4-of-7 from 3-point range while also adding four assists.

NBA Betting Trends

Toronto

The Raptors are 0-5-1 ATS in their last six conference semifinals games. The over is 5-1 in the last six meetings.

Cleveland

The over is 4-0 in the last four Cleveland games. The Cavs are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings.

Prediction:

How do you even bet on Toronto right now after what happened on its home floor. I don't really think a bet on the Cavs needs much explanation right now. Of course, that will probably completely backfire on us all.

 

NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CLEVELAND CAVALIERS -4

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