[7:10 PM] Cavaliers @ Raptors

Who will WIN this matchup?

Cleveland Cavaliers (1-0)

@ Toronto Raptors (1-0)


Current odds:

Cleveland Cavaliers: (-150)

Toronto Raptors: (+130)


ESPN simulations have Toronto as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Cleveland to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Cavs by 3 points.

The Cleveland Cavaliers dispatched the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals last season and aim to notch another victory in Toronto on Friday in the first regular-season meeting between the clubs since last May’s series. The Raptors won two contests in the six-game playoff series but Cleveland’s four victories were by an average of 28.5 points.

Power forward Kevin Love began the season well with 23 points and 12 rebounds as he looks to improve on his first two seasons in Cleveland. Love twice averaged 26 or more points as a standout for the Minnesota Timberwolves but that high mark fell to 16.4 and then 16.0 in his first two campaigns with the Cavaliers. Shooting guard J.R. Smith is trying to shake off rust as he went 3-for-13 shooting in the opener after recently signed a four-year, $57 million contract.

DeRozan was a scintillating 17-of-27 from the field and made all six of his free throws while breaking Vince Carter’s franchise opening-night record of 39 points. Toronto also received a superb contest from center Jonas Valanciunas, who scored a career-best 32 points and collected 11 rebounds.

The Raptors won two of the three regular-season meetings with the Cavaliers last season.

Cleveland SG Iman Shumpert (concussion) is doubtful after being injured in the opener.

Toronto All-Star PG Kyle Lowry had just 10 points on 3-of-13 shooting against Detroit.


StreakSmarts Pick: Toronto Raptors

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick