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Cleveland vs. Toronto,
12/16/2019 19:30 EDT,
Score: 113 - 133
Total: -108/+216½ Over
10* Over Cavs/Raptors (7:35 ET): I still can't believe that Toronto's last game didn't go Over as they had 65 points by halftime and also allowed 60. Going into the 4th quarter, it was a 90-83 game, meaning 46 points was all I needed in the 4th (yes, I had the Over in case you couldn't tell where this is going!). All three previous quarters saw at least 48 total pts scored. So no problem right? Wrong. The Raptors and Nets combined for only 39 pts over the last 12 minutes.
But in Cleveland, the Raptors have an ideal opponent to end what is now a five-game Under streak. The Cavs are second worst in the league in defensive efficiency and are giving up an average of over 120 points the last five games. They just allowed 125 against Milwaukee Saturday night, a game which predictably ended in a double digit defeat. They let the Bucks shoot 54.1% from the field. While Milwaukee is the best team in the league right now, let's not sell Toronto short either. They are averaging 115.0 PPG at home this year.
With the Raptors certainly likely to "get theirs" tonight, this one may boil down to how much scoring Cleveland does. While not a good offensive team by any means, the Cavaliers have averaged over 110 PPG their last three contests. These are the kind of games Toronto usually goes Over in as they are 7-3 Over when facing a team w/ a losing record. Last season, three of the four meetings went Over including both here in Toronto. 10* Over Cavs/Raptors