Cleveland vs. Toronto,
05/03/2018 18:00 EDT,
Score: 128 - 110
Point Spread: +6½/-106 Cleveland
Eastern Conference - Semifinals - Best of 7 - Game 2 - CLE Leads 1-0
The Cleveland Cavaliers had problems with the under rated Indiana Pacers in their last series, and barely scratched out a series win, but according to my own power rankings matchup very well vs the Toronto Raptors as has been evident in recent meetings between these two eastern conference sides. With that said, I am recommending we take the points again here in game 2 in go directly against the zig zag theory.
Raptors are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 Conference Semifinals games. Cavaliers are 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Toronto.
TORONTO is 18-33 ATS revenging a straight up loss vs opponent as a favorite and is 4-14 ATS L/18 in home games when playing with double revenge - 2 straight losses vs. opponent.
TORONTO is 2-13 ATS vs. teams who are called for 2+ less fouls/game than their opponents - 2nd half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
The Toronto Raptors are 0-14 ATS as a favorite off a home game when they lost at least two straight vs their opponent.The Toronto Raptors are 0-13 ATS off a loss as a favorite in which they led after each of the first three quarters. ( Both happened in the 1st game of this series when the Cavs came back for a 113-112 OT win)
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