Raptors Vs Cavaliers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – April 26, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 26, 2021

The Cleveland Cavaliers (21-39) are heavy underdogs (-10) as they look to stop a four-game road losing streak when they take on the Toronto Raptors (25-35) on Monday, April 26, 2021 at Amalie Arena. The matchup airs at 7:30 PM ET on BSOH. The over/under is 217.5 for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 26, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Raptors vs Cavaliers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 26

Rodney Hood: Day To Day (Knee),
Paul Watson: Out (Knee),
Chris Boucher: Out (Knee),
Jalen Harris: Day To Day (Hip)

Collin Sexton: Out (Concussion),
Dylan Windler: Out (Knee),
Taurean Prince: Out For Season (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Cavaliers (+10)
Total Pick Over (217.5)
Prediction Raptors 114, Cavaliers 105

The spread for this game suggested by the model (9.0 points) is a little bit less than the 10-point edge DraftKings gives to the Raptors, though the data still has them as the favorite.

In this matchup, the model projects a total (219.0 points) a little higher than the DraftKings over/under (217.5 points).

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Raptors Key Players

Pascal Siakam 48 21.0 7.2 4.7 1.1 0.7 1.3
Fred VanVleet 47 19.6 4.1 6.2 1.7 0.8 3.3
Kyle Lowry 42 16.7 5.5 7.2 1.0 0.2 2.6
OG Anunoby 39 15.4 5.6 2.0 1.6 0.7 2.4
Gary Trent Jr. 55 15.2 2.5 1.4 1.0 0.2 2.9

Raptors Player Props

  • Pascal Siakam’s rebounding prop over/under for the contest is posted at 7.5 boards, 0.3 rebounds greater than his season average of 7.2.
  • Kyle Lowry’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 22.5, 7.0 less than his season average of 29.5.
  • Fred VanVleet’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.8 shots lower than his season average of 3.3.
  • Chris Boucher’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.4 blocks lower than his season average of 1.9.

Cavaliers Key Players

Collin Sexton 50 24.5 3.0 4.1 1.1 0.1 1.7
Darius Garland 50 17.8 2.5 6.1 1.2 0.1 2.0
Jarrett Allen 51 13.2 9.9 1.6 0.5 1.6 0.1
Kevin Love 17 11.8 6.4 2.2 0.5 0.1 2.1
Cedi Osman 50 9.7 3.3 2.6 0.9 0.2 1.6

Cavaliers Player Props

  • Collin Sexton’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 30.5, 1.1 lower than his season average of 31.6.
  • Jarrett Allen’s rebounding prop over/under for the contest is listed at 9.5 boards, 0.4 rebounds less than his season average of 9.9.
  • Kevin Love’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, 1.4 shots higher than his season average of 2.1.
  • Allen’s blocks prop total for the game is set at 0.5, 1.1 blocks lower than his season average of 1.6.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Raptors have a 44.9% shooting percentage from the field, which is three% lower than the 47.9% of shots the Cavaliers’ opponents have made.
  • Toronto is 15-4 against the spread and 13-6 overall when it shoots higher than 47.9% from the field.
  • Cleveland is 12-6 against the spread and 13-5 overall when allowing opponents to shoot better than 44.9% from the field.
  • The Cavaliers are shooting 45.5% from the field, 0.2% lower than the 45.7% the Raptors’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Cleveland has put together an 18-9 record against the spread and a 15-12 straight up record in games it shoots higher than 45.7% from the field.
  • This season, Toronto has an 18-11-1 record against the spread and a 20-10 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot greater than 45.5% from the field.
  • The Raptors’ 37.1% three-point shooting percentage this season is only 1.1 percentage points lower than opponents of the Cavaliers have shot from beyond the arc (38.2%).
  • Toronto has a 20-7-1 record against the spread and a 19-9 record overall when the team knocks down more than 38.2% of its three-point shots.
  • Cleveland has put up a 21-12 against the spread while going 18-15 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 37.1% from downtown.
  • The Cavaliers are making 34% of their shots from beyond the arc, which is 3.8 percentage points fewer than the 37.8% the Raptors’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Cleveland is 14-6 against the spread and 12-8 overall when shooting above 37.8% as a team from three-point range.
  • Toronto is 15-6 ATS and 13-8 overall in games it shoots above 34% from deep.
  • The Raptors knock down 14.9 three-pointers per game this season, 5.1 more makes per game than the Cavaliers allow (9.8).
  • Toronto is 21-12-1 against the spread and 20-14 overall when it makes more threes than its opponents, while Cleveland is 8-31 ATS and 8-31 straight up in games when it is out-shot from the three-point line.
  • The Raptors rank third in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Cavaliers allow the 12th-fewest made threes in the league.

Raptors vs Cavaliers Stat Rankings

Raptors Rank Raptors AVG Cavaliers AVG Cavaliers Rank
17th 111.9 Points Scored 104.1 30th
14th 111.3 Points Allowed 111 12th
30th 41.4 Rebounds 42.6 23rd
23rd 9.2 Off. Rebounds 10.4 9th
3rd 14.9 3pt Made 9.8 30th
19th 24.2 Assists 24 21st
8th 12.6 Turnovers 14.4 24th

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