NBA Betting: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Toronto Raptors

Kyle Lowry (7) takes a layup shot

Friday, October 28, 2016 4:45 PM GMT

The Cavs are coming off an impressive opening night win and after playing great defense on the Knicks, I expect the Cavs to bring that same defensive intensity to Toronto. If they shut down either DeMar DeRozan or Kyle Lowry, there is no way this is a high scoring game.

   Cavaliers vs. Raptors

 

After an impressive opening night win, the Cavs run up north of the border for an Eastern Conference Finals rematch. Cleveland is a solid -3 favorite, but I am looking towards the total for value in this one. Right now at 203 1/2, this game looks ripe for an under play coming into Friday night. 

In their playoff games against one another last season, none of those totals went above 200 points. While this game is far from the playoffs, it is another big night in Toronto and the fans there might treat it like a playoff game with Lebron James coming to town. Think twice before choosing your NBA pick.

The Cavs' defense should also play a role in this one. They buckled down against the Knicks in the second half of their opening night game and while the Raptors are more talented offensively, if you can take out either DeMar DeRozan or Kyle Lowry, this team is very beatable and there is a tiny chance they find their way to 100 points against this defense. 

 

Free NBA Pick: Under 205.5 Best Line Offered: at The Greek

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