Pick #1 – Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers
Well the Raptos are back to life and apparently these Eastern Conference Finals tied at 2-2 are going to be a lot closer the most people expected. As we hit game five its a rubber match in Cleveland and the Raptors hope to hopw to keep up there winning ways and improve on there 6-5 last 10 game record as they meet the 8-2 Cleveland Cavaliers over there last 10 games for the fifth time. The Cleveland Cavaliers (67-27) and the Toronto Raptors (66-34) are both looking to take control of the series tonight so it should be an interesting dynamic that should favor the Cavaliers playing some lock down defense at home to assure the victory. Each team is bringing in completely healthy rosters for tonights game so it should be a highly contested battle that will most likely be won on the defensive end as these two teams go back to there bread and butter slower paced basketball. These two teams have a history of slowing each other down on offense in key games so the UNDER is still looking like a great value play for tonight for the following reasons. To begin the total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 11 games on the road. These two teams are known to play a slower pace against each other and tonight should be no different and especially with so much on the line. The offensive and defensive averaged numbers over the last 10 games are 201.6 and 193 respectively so we expect to trend towards the bottom of this range and get there tonight. The over/under for this NBA spread total started off at 198 and has since dropped to 197 which is great sign that shows where the money recognizes this one is heading. The Raptors won by 6 points last game so this is a must win revenge game for the Cavs. The public consensus for this game is at a reasonable 52% towards the OVER so this one seems to be a coinflip either way in people's mind. The last plyaoff game a couple of days ago in Toronto between these two Eastern conference powerhouses resulted in a 105 – 99 win for the Raptors putting the pressure back on the Cavs at home. We have to positive about grabbing the UNDER 197 here as both teams are expected to re-focus and go back to what they know best which is defense.
Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers - Eastern Conference Finals - Game 5 - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 8:35 PM
717 Toronto Raptors +11
718 Cleveland Cavaliers -11
717 Toronto Raptors Over 197
718 Cleveland Cavaliers Under 197
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
UNDER 197 (2 Units)
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