Free Pick May 19
NBA Playoffs 2016 Eastern Conference Finals Game 2
Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Take Cleveland Cavaliers -12
The Toronto Raptors had no answer for Cleveland in Game 1, allowing the Cavs to jump out to a 66-44 lead at halftime. Toronto has already accomplished more in 2016 than ever before, and this looks like a Raptors squad that his just happy to be here.
Here are my keys to the game:
1. Previous History – The Raptors have failed to cover in five of their last six on the road, while Cleveland is 4-0 ATS in it’s last four home games. Toronto has only covered the spread three times in it’s last 12 overall.
2. LeBron James – The King scored just 24 points in Game 1, but he shot 11-of-13 from the field. He only played 28 minutes, and he comes into Game 2 well rested, as healthy as he’s been at this point of the season as we’ve ever seen him. I expect 30+ points from LeBron tonight.
3. X-Factor – The Cavs demolished the previous record for the most three-pointers in a game in their series versus Atlanta, but they were just 7-of-20 from beyond the arc in Game 1. That might have been expected coming off a long layoff, but don’t be surprised if that percentage goes up in Game 2.
Selection: This is a play on the Cleveland Cavaliers -12 (Free)