Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 10/17/2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 10.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 50-32. They were 1st in the Central Division. They had a point differential of 1.0 as they averaged 110.9 points per game while giving up 109.9 per contest. The Raptors had an overall mark of 59-23 last year. They were 1st in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 111.7 points per contest and gave up 103.9, which was a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers were 41-59-2 against the spread last season
The Cleveland Cavaliers were 50-51-0 against the over/under last year
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors were 49-43-0 against the spread last season
The Toronto Raptors were 48-44-0 against the over/under last year
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/12/18 F Larry Nance Jr. Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Toronto
10/11/18 G Rodney Hood Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Toronto
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tristan Thompson comes into this contest after averaging 5.8 points per game while playing 20.2 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 6.6 rebounds per game and dished out 0.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 56% while his free throw percentage finished at 54%. Kevin Love averaged 17.6 points per game in 28.0 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.7 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 46% for the year while his free throw percentage was 88%.
Kawhi Leonard averaged 16.2 points per game while playing 23.3 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 4.7 rebounds per game and had 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage was at 82%. Kyle Lowry averaged 16.2 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averaged 5.6 rebounds per contest and 6.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage was 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averaged 110.9 points per contest last season, which ranked them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 0.9 and their shooting percentage was 48% as a team, which had them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shot 37% which was good for 6th in the league. They averaged 42.1 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranked them 23rd and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 21st with 13.7 per game. The Cavaliers allowed 109.9 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 26th in the league. They also allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 43.6 rebounds a game which ranked 17th and they gave up 25.9 assists per contest, which put them in 28th place in the league. They forced 13.5 turnovers per game which ranked them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto was 4th in the league with 111.7 points per game last year. They were 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin was 7.8. They shot 36% from 3-point range, which was good for 18th in the NBA. They were 14th in the league in rebounding with 44.0 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Raptors were 25th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Raptors surrendered 103.9 points per contest, which ranked them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 7th with 21.8 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 42.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors were 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game last season.
The Cavaliers were 5th in the league in defensive rating with 111.9, and their offensive rating of 112.9 was ranked 29th. They were 12th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% was 3rd. As a unit they were 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Cleveland was 20th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 54%, which was 3rd in the NBA.
Toronto was 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 50%, which was 28th in the league. The Raptors were 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 105.9 was ranked 5th. In terms of pace they were 14th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% was 5th. As a team they were 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -10.5
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