NBA Free Play May 7: Cavs to Sweep the Raptors
Take #511 Cleveland Cavaliers -6.5 over Toronto Raptors (3:30 PM ET Sunday, May 7)
The Cleveland Cavaliers have their brooms at the ready as they go for a sweep of their second-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors. Game 4 of the best-of-seven set is slated for 3:30 PM ET at Air Canada Centre where Cleveland is favored by -7. The total is 213.
The Cavs (58-31, 41-45 ATS) are going for their second straight series sweep after making quick work of Indiana in the opening round. Cleveland is 7-0 in this year's postseason and has won the first three games of this series by an average of 18 points per game. LeBron James has been the dominant force against the Raptors and is averaging 36.3 points in the three victories. Overall he’s averaging 34.3 points, nine rebounds, and 7.3 assists in the postseason.
The Raptors (55-36, 48-42 ATS) will be without Kyle Lowry for the second straight game. He suffered an ankle injury in Game 2 and hasn’t returned since.
The Cavs are 7-2 ATS in the last nine series meetings and 10-4 against the spread in their past 14 meetings in Toronto. Cleveland is 5-0 ATS last five overall and 5-0 past five vs. the Eastern Conference last five. The Raptors are 1-5 ATS in their last six home games.
The favorite is 7-2 ATS in the past nine games.
The Cavs are 5-2 to the OVER last seven overall and 4-2-1 to the high side in their past seven conference semi-final games.
The Raptors are 5-1 to the OVER in their past six second-round playoff games and 9-3 to the OVER in their last 12 home games.
The UNDER is 21-6 in the last 27 series meetings.