Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors March 24 2022 NBA Preview

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors March 24 2022 NBA Preview

Tyler Vaysman
2 years ago
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman (16) tries to drive the basket against Toronto Raptors forward Scottie Barnes (4). Cavaliers and Raptors meet for a crucial matchup in Toronto tonight.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are coming off a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, as they are holding onto a one-game lead over the Toronto Raptors for the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Toronto Raptors, on the other hand, are coming off a loss to the Chicago Bulls, as they’ve lost two of their last three games after winning five straight games.

We should be in for an exciting NBA game! 

Betting Odds & Lines

The point spread of this game at Raptors -5.5. The over/under currently sits at 215.

Cavs Players to Watch Out For

Darius Garland has been on absolute fire recently, averaging 26.4 points and 11.5 assists per game over his last 11 games. In his last game, he had 29 points and 17 assists. Garland is always a threat to score the ball, but he also goes out there with a willingness to set his teammates up for some good looks right in their sweet spots.

Lauri Markkanen contributed in a big way his last time out for the Cavs, finishing with 18 points and nine rebounds.

Caris LeVert also showed signs of getting his legs back under him, as he finished with 13 points on 4-of-7 shooting in 16 minutes off the bench.

Lamar Stevens provided a nice scoring boost for the Cavs his last time out, going for 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting and six boards.

Evan Mobley was solid in his last game, scoring 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting, but is capable of doing more on any given night with his ability to score in the paint and shoot the mid-range jumper.

Kevin Love also provided a nice all-around effort his last time out, as he had eight points, six rebounds and four assists.

This season, Cleveland is 39-29-4 against the spread and 31-39-2 on over/unders. They are 23-13 as the home team.

Raptors Players to Watch Out For

Pascal Siakam put up a good all around performance in the Raptors’ most recent game, finishing with 22 points, five rebounds and four assists. When Siakam gets going, he’s hard to stop, as he can get hot with his ability to shoot in the mid-range and from three as well as being a tough load to handle in the paint.

Fred VanVleet, the first time All-Star, also put in a solid performance his last time out, as he posted 19 points and nine assists.

The Raptors are deadly when these two guys get going.

This season, Toronto is 40-31-1 against the spread and 36-36-0 on over/unders. They are 23-16 as the away team.

Cavs Win

This is going to be a huge game for both teams, as they’re both fighting to stay out of the play-in tournament.

With the Cavs being home, however, they should have a huge advantage, as Darius Garland is also more than capable of leading his team to victory.

Expect the Cavs to pull this one out despite the spread favoring the Raptors.

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