Game Time: 7:30 pm ET, Friday, November 5, 2021
Venue: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
Where to Watch: Sportsnet
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Cavaliers +6, Raptors -6; Over/Under: NL points
Bet365: Point Spread: Cavaliers NL, Raptors NL; Over/Under: NL points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Cavaliers +6, Raptors -6; Over/Under: NL points
Cleveland Cavaliers: 5-4 (2nd place, Central Division)
Toronto Raptors: 6-3 (2nd place, Atlantic Division)
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Toronto Raptors Preview and Analysis
Cleveland Cavaliers: 5-4 last 10
Toronto Raptors: 6-3 last 10
Cleveland Cavaliers Analysis
The Cavaliers are coming into this game with a 5-4 record overall to start their season off and they are 3-3 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They are coming into this game on a 2 game winning streak after wins over the Charlotte Hornets and the Portland Trail Blazers in their last game on Wednesday night. They won that game 107-104 in a game that they took control of in the second quarter, extending their lead in the third quarter, and were able to hold onto for the victory. Jarrett Allen led the team in points in that game with 24 while Collin Sexton was next on the team with 21 points. They got some help from their bench players scoring in that one as well. Darius Garland led the team in assists in that game with 10 while Allen led the team in rebounds with 17. Their shooting was really good in that game as they were 52.7% with their field goals, 50% with their 3-pointers, and 77.8% with their free throws. Their offense is averaging 104.2 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 104.9 PPG against them. The Cavs have a 6-3 ATS record this season and they have a 3-6 O/U record as well.
Toronto Raptors Analysis
The Raptors are coming into this game with a 6-3 record overall and they are 2-3 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. The Raptors are coming into this game on a 5 game winning streak after wins over the Indiana Pacers, the Orlando Magic, the Pacers again, the New York Knicks, and the Washington Wizards in their last game. They won that game 109-100 in a game that was close in the first quarter but then they exploded in the second quarter taking the lead and it turned out to be too much for the Wiz to come back from. Fred VanVleet went off in that game with 33 points while OG Anunoby was right next on the team with 21 points. VanVleet led the team in assists in that game as well with 6 while Precious Achiuwa led the team in rebounds with 10. Their shooting was pretty good in that game as they were 46.6% with their field goals, 40% with their 3-pointers, and 85% with their free throws. Their offense is averaging 105.3 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 100.2 PPG against them. The Raptors have a 5-4 ATS record this season and they have a 4-5 O/U record as well.
Cavaliers vs Raptors Prediction
The Cavaliers are coming into this game as a 6 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Cavs have been playing very well in their recent games and so have the Raptors. The Raptors have been playing much better on the road this season than at home. The Cavs have come up with some big upsets over the last week and they are turning out to be a much better team than expected with their start to the season. The best bet to place in this game is on the Cavs to cover the spread here with the way they have been playing recently.
Cavaliers Raptors Prediction: Our NBA Pick for Friday, November 5, 2021 (7:30 pm ET start time) is Raptors 99 Cavaliers 96.
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NBA Betting Trends
Cleveland Cavaliers: 304-340 O/U as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 1039-1050 O/U in all games. 536-552 O/U as an underdog. 351-371 O/U as a road underdog. 519-521 O/U in road games. 265-280 O/U against Atlantic division opponents.
Toronto Raptors: 285-306 O/U as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 471-473 O/U as a favorite. 341-346 O/U as a home favorite. 317-349 O/U when playing 6 or more games in 10 days.
Cleveland Cavaliers: I. Okoro (SF) Ques Fri - Hamstring injury. K. Pangos (PG) Ques Fri - Personal. L. Markkanen (PF) Out indefinitely - Illness. K. Love (PF) Out indefinitely - Illness.
Toronto Raptors: S. Barnes (SF) Ques Fri - Thumb injury. Y. Watanabe (SG) Out indefinitely - Calf injury. P. Siakam (PF) Mid Nov - Shoulder injury.
"Our guys are thriving off the competition right now and that's giving us a chance every night." - J.B. Bickerstaff on the way his team is performing in their games.
"I'm not taking it for granted. Did you watch us last year? Yeah, I'm not taking none of this for granted. And that's the beauty of having a young team. You can enjoy these wins and enjoy the growth." - Fred VanVleet after their win against the Wizards.
PG Darius Garland
SG Collin Sexton
SF Cedi Osman
PF Evan Mobley
C Jarrett Allen
PG Fred VanVleet
SG Gary Trent Jr.
SF OG Anunoby
PF Scottie Barnes
C Precious Achiuwa
PPG: C. Sexton (20.4)
APG: D. Garland (8.3)
Reb/G: J. Allen (9.2)
PPG: O. Anunoby (20.3)
APG: F. VanVleet (7.2)
Reb/G: S. Barnes (8.9)
Cleveland Cavaliers: J.B. Bickerstaff (3rd season)
Toronto Raptors: Nick Nurse (4th season)