Raptors vs Cavaliers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/30/2020
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -9.5
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is the venue where Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers (13-35, 5th in the Central Division) will take on the Toronto Raptors (33-14, 1st in the Atlantic Division) on Thursday. Toronto opens this contest as 9.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 218.5.
The Raptors cover the spread 57.5% of the time, having gone 27-20-0 ATS. Cleveland is covering 42.5% of the time, going 20-27-1 against the spread.
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/29/20 C Marc Gasol Hamstring left last game, is doubtful Thursday vs Cleveland
01/28/20 SG Patrick McCaw Nose is questionable Thursday vs Cleveland
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/28/20 PG Darius Garland Rest is questionable Thursday vs Toronto
01/26/20 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out indefinitely
01/13/20 SG Dylan Windler Leg is out for season
Pascal Siakam comes into this contest averaging 23.8 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Kyle Lowry averages 19.8 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kevin Love averages 17.4 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.9 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Collin Sexton averages 19.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 112.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.5 per game. The Raptors allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 25.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 27th in the league with 105.3 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 44.2 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 21.8. The Cavaliers are 2nd in turnovers per game with 16.3. The Cavaliers surrender 114.1 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 43.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game.
The Raptors are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 104.7, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 2nd. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Toronto is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 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 2nd in the league. The Cavaliers are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 115.2 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -9.5
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