Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 4/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+1)
The Toronto Raptors (20-32) are headed to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Saturday where they'll meet the Cleveland Cavaliers (19-32). Cleveland opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 223.
The Toronto Raptors stepped onto the hardwood against the Chicago Bulls and ended up losing by a score of 122-113 in their last game. Toronto ended the contest with a 43.3% FG percentage (42 of 97) and made 11 out of their 34 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Raptors converted 18 of their 22 tries for a percentage of 81.8%. When talking about pulling down boards, they collected 41 with 15 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 19 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and earning 10 steals. Concerning defending, Toronto let their opponent shoot 54.0% from the floor on 47 of 87 shooting. Chicago distributed 35 assists and had 5 steals for the contest. Moreover, Chicago snagged 49 rebounds (12 offensive, 37 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Chicago walked away from this one shooting 88.9% from the free throw line by making 16 of 18 shots. They also knocked down 12 out of their 30 shots from beyond the arc.
Chris Boucher is a player who was a major contributor for the game. He left the arena with 38 points on 14 of 24 shooting. He was on the court for 36:07 minutes and also collected 19 rebounds. Boucher finished the game at 58.3% from the field and also totaled 1 assist. Someone else that was a major factor in this game for the Raptors was Pascal Siakam. He pulled down 8 rebounds in his 38:18 minutes played on the night. He finished the game at 58.8% from the floor for the matchup by hitting 10-of-17 (27 points). Overall, Siakam totaled 1 assist.
Toronto comes into this game with a record of 20-32 so far this year. They are averaging 111.9 points per game (17th in basketball) while shooting 44.6% from the field. The Raptors are hitting 36.8% on 3-pointers (774 of 2,103) and 82.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Toronto is grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,268 assists on the campaign, which ranks 17th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 13.2 times per contest and as a group they are committing 22.0 personal fouls per contest. Defensively, the Raptors are forcing their opponents into 16.6 turnovers per game while drawing 20.3 fouls. The Raptors are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 45.9% (861 of 1,056) and they concede 46.5 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 28th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,371 surrendered for the campaign. They give up 37.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 17th in the league in PPG from their opponents (111.8).
The last time they took the court, the Cleveland Cavaliers took home the win by a final score of 129-102 when they played the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Cavaliers were able to pull down 35 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 44 for this game. They coughed it up 7 times, while earning 8 steals for this game. The Thunder committed 20 personal fouls for the game which took the Cavaliers to the free throw line for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to convert 20 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. When talking about 3-point attempts, Cleveland buried 13 out of their 37 attempts (35.1%). When all was said and done, the Cavaliers walked away from this one shooting 48 out of 94 from the field which gave them a percentage of 51.1%. The Cavaliers permitted the Thunder to bury 40 of 89 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 44.9% for the contest. They finished 40.6% from three-point range by shooting 13 out of 32 and ended up shooting 9 of 13 from the free throw line (69.2%). Concerning how they rebounded, Cleveland allowed Oklahoma City to snag 44 in all (11 offensive).
Collin Sexton pitched in for the Cavaliers in this matchup. He buried 9 of 17 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 52.9%, and added 3 rebounds. Sexton recorded 27 points in his 33:18 mins on the court and accumulated 4 assists for this game. One more player who came through for Cleveland was Darius Garland. He finished this one with 5 assists in 31:55 mins played, and he shot 8 out of 15 from the floor. Garland walked away from this one going 53.3% from the floor in addition to contributing 21 points and 3 total rebounds.
Cleveland has a mark of 19-32 on the season. The Cavaliers commit 18.8 fouls per game while shooting 73.3% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 23.5 times per contest (21st in basketball) and they are turning it over 15.3 times per game. Cleveland has scored 5,286 pts on the season (103.6 per game) and they pull in 42.9 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Cavaliers are shooting 45.1% from the floor, which is 22nd in the league. The Cavaliers on the defensive side of the court are 11th in basketball in points given up per game with 110.8. They have given up 24.4 assists and 43.9 rebounds per game, which is ranked 12th and 15th in the league. The Cleveland defense allows 38.2% from downtown (628 of 1,643) and their opposition makes 77.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 15.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.7% from the floor (26th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (+1)
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