Trends favor dog in Raptors vs. Cavs
CLEVELAND, OH (The Spread) - The Cavs host the first-place Raptors tonight in a matchup that favors the underdog according to the trends.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cavs are 6.5-point home favorites over the Raptors while the over/under total is currently sitting at 206.5 points. LeBron and Co. opened as 5.5-point favorites but the line has climbed up to either 6 or 6.5 at most books.
The underdog is 13-3 against the spread in the last 16 meetings between these two teams while the road team is 5-1 against the number in the last six meetings. The Raptors are also 6-2 at the betting window in their last eight games against the Cavs in Cleveland and 5-1 ATS in their last six road games overall.
The under has also been a decent play when these two teams meet, going 35-16-1 in the last 52 meetings. The under is also 4-0 in the Raptors' last four games versus a team with a winning straight up record and 8-3 in the Cavs' last 11 games overall.