The Cleveland Cavaliers will be on the road Monday taking the court against the Raptors at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Cleveland will be looking for their second win in three games following a 125-108 loss against the Bucks in Milwaukee on Saturday. Toronto will be looking for back-to-back wins following a 110-103 win at home against the Brooklyn Nets their last time on the court.
The Cleveland Cavaliers come into this one 6-20 following a 125-108 loss against the Bucks in Milwaukee. Kevin Porter Jr. connected on 4 of 9 from the field to lead the Cavs with 15 points. Darius Garland passed the ball for a team-high five assists while Kevin Love brought down 10 rebounds. Cleveland had five different players finish the game with a double-digit scoring night.
The Cavaliers have been good for an average of 103.3 points per game on the offensive end of the court while hitting 43.6 percent from the field. They have been able to pass the ball for an average of 21.0 assists per night while grabbing 43.7 rebounds. Defensively, they allow an average of 113.5 points per game to their opponents. Cleveland has been taking the ball away for 7.4 steals every time they are on the court to go along with 3.2 blocks. They will be looking to avoid back-to-back losses.
Toronto will take the court sitting at 17-8 following a 110-102 win at home against the Brooklyn Nets. Pascal Siakom was able to knock down 10 of 26 from the field to lead the Raptors with 30 points. Kyle Lowry passed the ball for a team-high six assists while Marc Gasol pulled down 15 rebounds. Toronto had five different players finish the game with at least 12 points.
The Raptors have been able to put the ball in the net for an average of 110.8 points per game this season while shooting 44.6 from the field. Toronto has passed the ball for an average of 25.0 assists per night with 46.5 rebounds. On the defensive end of the floor, Toronto gives up 105.4 points per night. The Raptors average 8.5 steals per game to go along with 5.5 blocks. They will be looking for back-to-back wins.
Toronto will take the court as 12.5 favorites with the total sitting at 216 and a half. I’m liking this total to go over with the Raptors doing the majority of the scoring. Cleveland gives up an average of 113.5 points a night and I believe that number will be higher after this one’s finished. I think the Cavaliers will be able to put between 104-108 on the board themselves, pushing the total over 216 and a half.
The total has gone over each of the previous six times Cleveland has played in Toronto.