Cavs vs. Raptors Game 4 Pick
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Cavs are the favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -6.5 points against the Raptors. The over/under total for the game is listed at 213 points.
Cleveland established a 3-0 series lead on Friday night when they picked up a 115-94 win at Toronto in Game 3. The Cavs have dominated the series, covering the spread in all three contests. Cleveland comes into today’s game 58-31 overall, 23-21 on the road and 41-45-3 against the spread. Toronto is 55-36 overall, 30-15 at home and 48-42-1 against the spread.
The Cavs finished Game 3 strong, outscoring the Raptors 36-17 in the fourth quarter. Cleveland finished 39-of-76 shooting from the field and 13-of-23 from 3-point land. LeBron James lead the team once again with 35 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Kevin Love added 16 points and 13 rebounds. Toronto couldn’t match Cleveland on the arc, as the Raptors were just 1-for-11 from 3-point land in the loss. DeMar DeRozan had 37 points to lead Toronto while Kyle Lowry was unable to play due to a sprained ankle. He is not expected to play in today’s contest.
If Lowry was in action today, I might give Toronto a chance to cover. However, he is out, which leaves Toronto without a major scoring option. The Raptors have few scoring options as it is. Cleveland is playing as well as it has all season and their veterans could certainly use a week off before the conference finals. Don’t expect them to take their foot off the gas today and cruise to another big win.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CLEVELAND CAVALIERS -6.5