Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, first game of the semifinal for the Cavs in Canada, the visiting team had a tough series against Indiana Pacers, but good luck was on the side of the Cavs in the last game 105-101. The Raptors are a lethal team at home, they have the league’s third-best record of the season.
Toronto Raptors: Incredible record at home.
59 wins and 23 losses so far this season, this has been the best season for the Raptors since 1995-96, the only other two striking seasons for the Raptors were in 2015-16 and 2016-17 both seasons with more than 50 wins .
Home ERA for the Raptors is over 84.1%, is the second best ERA of the season, 37 wins and 7 loses, plus they have already won important games against Rockets, Pacers, Nuggets and Celtics. The Wizards was another difficult team, but being at home they have always had the advantage.
112.5 points on average at home, 47.2% field goal, 12.11 three pointers with an ERA of 36.9%. The defense has been doing a good job with 6.52 blocks, 44.52 rebounds and 9.89 offensive rebounds. The defense allows only 102.1 points on average for visitors.
Cleveland Cavaliers: They have already destroyed the dreams of the Raptors before.
The Cavaliers have never had problems winning in Canada, in the last two seasons they were always superior to the Raptors in the playoffs, with LeBron James leading the Cavs and scoring important points to win the games in Canada.
The problem of the Cavs is the lack of strategy, LeBron, Love and Smith with Korver are the few remaining players of last season, during this season the Cavs have received a number of players who have not yet adapted to the game of Tyronn Lue.
The Cavs had serious problems to win on the road, against the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the playoffs as soon as they could win 1 of 3 games on the road, it was a disaster and they almost lost the series.
The advantage of Raptors for this game is that they have already beaten the Cavs during the regular season 2017/2018, the Canadians know the problems that the Cavs have and they will surely lose on the road. Although the Cavs have eliminated the Raptors in 2 consecutive seasons, this time it is very unlikely that will happen.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers today on 01/5/2018 is: Take the Toronto Raptors -286 (moneyline)
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