NBA Betting Preview: Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 2 Odds

May 18th, 2016 by Leave a reply »
The Cleveland Cavaliers remain undefeated in the 2016 NBA playoffs and continue to win in dominant fashion following a 115-84 blowout of the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday.

The Cavaliers closed as 11-point home favorites in the series opener, and they are listed as 12.5-point betting favorites for Thursday’s Game 2 at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark.

The 31-point margin of victory in Game 1 was the largest in Cleveland’s postseason history and gave the team its ninth consecutive playoff win. The Cavs also improved to 6-3 against the spread and covered for the fourth time in five games after going 2-3 ATS versus the Detroit Pistons in the first round, according to the Odds Shark NBA Database.

Losing Game 1 is nothing new to the Raptors, who dropped the series opener against both the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat at home in each of the previous two rounds before rebounding to win Game 2 both times.

The obvious difference here is that they do not have home-court advantage as the lower seed.

There were three monster mismatches individually in Game 1 that helped lead to the ...

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