Toronto entered the playoffs as top seed in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland entered the post season as a one-man team. Yet that one man is proving to be more than enough. LeBron James has one again demonstrated why he is King. He has proven to be the ultimate difference maker with the NBA games betting odds. King James has also proven the adage about how one man can make all the difference in hoops. For the Raptors a full season of regular season excellence is about to go to waste. Their brand is taking considerable damage.
Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 4
Date and Time: Monday, May 7, 2018, 8:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG: Cavaliers -6, Over/Under 213, Cavaliers -255, Raptors 215
Raptors vs. Cavaliers TV Coverage: TNT
Cleveland leads this best of seven series 3-0. With a win in game four the Cavaliers will close the series. If necessary game five would be in Toronto. Quicken Loans Arena would host game six. A seventh NBA games betting matchup would be on the Raptors home court. Game Three saw the Cavs score a 105-103 win. However, the Raps got the cash as 4.5-point dogs. LeBron James was his full self with 38 points. Kevin Lowe added 21 points with 16 rebounds. Cleveland got the money in two of the first three games of this series.
Despite their notoriety the Cavaliers have been a terrible online sportsbook value. During the regular season they were one of the worst bets on the board. Payouts came in just 32 out of 82 games. Post season has not been much better. The Cavs have gotten the money in only three of ten playoff games. Six of those games went under the total. Cleveland and James are simply far too “public.” Casual betting money floods their way. As a result, the price on the Cavs goes up. Consequently, value is driven way down.
Seems like James has been better than ever. So far in post season the King is averaging 35 points per game. Beyond that he is also averaging 10 rebounds and nine assists per outing. Support has come from center Kevin Love. Love is averaging 14 points and 11 rebounds per playoff tilt.
For Toronto this series has been a catastrophe. They posted the best regular season record in the Eastern Conference. It’s proven to be utterly meaningless. Head coach Dwane Casey has led the Raps to their best ever era. Yet his job may come into question. The Raps were favored to win this series. And establish themselves as the new power of the East. Yet now they are on the brink of total humiliation. Raptor star DeMar DeRozan has proven to be nowhere near James level. DeRozan is averaging a rather ordinary 24 points per game in post season.
Matchup to Watch
James is dominating like never before. He is clearly in the heads of the dazed Raptors. How Toronto beats the NBA games betting odds is highly questionable. The Raps are proving to be not ready for primetime in this matchup.
Cavaliers vs. Raptors NBA games Betting Odds Picks
Look for James and Cleveland to kill off the Raptors in game four.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Cavaliers 104, Raptors 95
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