NBA Picks: Trust Cavaliers To Extinguish Raptors In Game 6

Charles Stark

Friday, May 27, 2016 12:21 PM UTC

Friday, May. 27, 2016 12:21 PM UTC

After destroying the Toronto Raptors in game five the Cleveland Cavaliers look to close out the series tonight. Review the NBA odds with us and cash in big on this conference finals!

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors
NBA odds makers have made Cleveland a -6.5 favorite like at Bookmaker -110. For my NBA pick I'm going to take Cleveland in this spot to close out the series and win in Toronto. To me it looks like Toronto is done and Cleveland will win this game by double digits.


Toronto Raptors
In game five Toronto shot 39% from the field and just 17% from distance with 19 turnovers losing by over 30 points. From the very beginning of the game they looked really lackluster and Cleveland simply put the hammer down on them. The 19 turnovers they had led to 30 Cleveland points and their overall shooting percentages both from the field and distance were about as poor as they have shot all season. It is almost as if they came into this game knowing they were going to lose but content with the fact that they could head back home for game six. Along with all the other statistics

Toronto got outrebounded by Cleveland 57-38 and Toronto's stellar play by Biyombo was nonexistent in game five as he had just four rebounds. The question now remains can they bounced back from this type of drubbing to continue the series and take it back to Cleveland. Although they were resilient after the first two games I simply don't think they have enough in the gas tank to hang with the superior team in the Cavaliers. Look for Toronto's energy to be a little bit down and for Cleveland to win this game in pretty easy fashion.

Cleveland Cavaliers
In game five Cleveland shot 57% from the floor and 47% from distance while committing 17 turnovers. That is a lot of turnovers in a game but that was mostly due to their overall tempo in pace. Across the board they dominated this game but where they needed to establish themselves I thought was in the paint, and they did that. In game five the Cavaliers outscored Toronto 46-32 in the interior which seems to be the recipe for them to dominate the Raptors. Kevin love stepped up with 25 points but I thought a little bit more should of been said about Tristan Thompson who had 10 rebounds.

If they can continue to dominate the paint as well as spread the floor they will be extremely difficult to beat tonight. I anticipate they're going to be able to do just that and they should come in with a ton of confidence against a Toronto team that is simply overmatched. Once again Toronto was stagnant on offense, which happens to them sometimes as they have little ball movement, just 19 assists in game five. I love an upset as much as the next guy but it is not going to happen tonight with the Cavaliers playing another extremely good game and winning this one by around double digits.

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Free NBA Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -6.5
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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