Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 1/11/2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Air Canada Centre
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers head to Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, January 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 2 point favorites.
Free $60 in Member NBA Picks No Obligation Click Here
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 26-14. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 110.2 points per game while giving up 108.2 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 28-11. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 111.5 points per game and surrendering 103.8, good for a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-27-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 20-19-1 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 22-17-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 20-19-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/30/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is out indefinitely
01/08/18 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Toronto
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/10/18 G DeMar DeRozan Possible Suspension is "?" Thursday vs Cleveland
01/10/18 PG Kyle Lowry Back is "?" Thursday vs Cleveland
01/10/18 F Serge Ibaka Possible Suspension is doubtful Thursday vs Cleveland
Kevin Love comes into this game averaging 19.4 points per contest while playing 29 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 9.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Lebron James averages 27.2 points per contest in 37 minutes per game this year. He averages 9 assists per game and 8.2 rebounds per contest for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Kyle Lowry has scored 16.2 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game this season for the Raptors. He hauls in 6.1 rebounds per contest and has 7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. DeMar DeRozan averages 25.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and 5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 110.2 points per contest this year, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.98 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 41.9 boards per contest and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 14.4 per game. The Cavaliers allow 108.2 points per contest which is 24th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 25.7 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 3rd in the NBA with 111.5 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.67. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.7 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 22.6. The Raptors are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Raptors give up 103.8 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.3 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 42.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 27th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Cleveland is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league.
Toronto is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Raptors are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 105.3, and their offensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 27th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +2
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks