Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/11/2019
Monday, March 11, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, March 11, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 10.5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 47-19. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 5.3 as they average 114.1 points per game while giving up 108.8 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 16-50. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 103.7 points per contest and give up 113.5, which is a point differential of -9.7.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 28-36-2 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 36-30-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 30-35-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 35-30-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/09/19 SF Kawhi Leonard Rest is out Sunday vs Miami
02/13/19 PG Fred VanVleet Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
03/09/19 F Larry Nance Jr. Chest injured last game, is questionable Monday vs Toronto
03/09/19 PG Matthew Dellavedova Concussion is questionable Monday vs Toronto
01/25/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is out indefinitely
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 27.1 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Kyle Lowry averages 14.7 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.1 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 17.0 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Collin Sexton averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 114.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.8 per game. The Raptors allow 108.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 29th in the league with 103.7 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.7 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 21.0. The Cavaliers are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Cavaliers surrender 113.5 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.3 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game.
The Raptors are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 6th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Toronto is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
Cleveland is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 117.1 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland +10.5
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