The Toronto Raptors started last week with tons of momentum after some impressive wins, but the league’s health and safety protocols have ravaged this roster. The latest Raptors odds aren’t looking very promising after names like Fred VanVleet, Scottie Barnes, and Pascal Siakam were sidelined.
What should’ve been a very enticing matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers has been ruined by COVID-19. While names like Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen, and Isaac Okoro are all sidelined for Cleveland, 10 Raptors players are currently in the league’s health and safety protocols.
Toronto has a few healthy players on NBA contracts, leaving Nick Nurse to construct a winning rotation out of the remnants of this roster and four players signed on 10-day contracts as replacements. A win seems borderline impossible.
Will Toronto be able to pull off one of the most jaw-dropping wins in recent memory with a cast of replacements? Will Cleveland stomp the Raps despite some of their big names being out?
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Toronto Raptors Odds, Spread, Over/Under
The latest odds from WynnBET have Cleveland as -9 favorites against the spread, with this squad -110 (bet $110 to win $100) to cover. Cleveland is -425 on the moneyline, while Golden State checks at +325 (bet $100 to win $325).
The over-under in this contest is 204.5, with the under coming in at -105 and the over listed at -115. With so many quality scorers out for both teams, the under may be worth considering here.
Raptors Starting Lineup Tonight
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Raptors Injury Report
For the late-arriving fans unaware of what has been happening, both Toronto and Cleveland are playing this game with most of their stars in the protocols. In fact, Toronto only has four players (Svi Mykhailiuk, Yuta Watanabe, Chris Boucher, recently activated Dalano Banton) on NBA contracts.
Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction
Nurse has quite the task ahead of them, as he will need to beat a playoff team in the East with only four players that have experience with Toronto, none of whom are above-average offensive players.
Barring a player like Banton or Mykhailiuk going on an absolute scoring tear, this team may find it tough to replace so much offensive production. Expect a Cleveland win as Toronto nurses back to full health.
Cavaliers 109, Raptors 94
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What channel is the Toronto Raptors game on?
Sunday’s game will be broadcast at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT on SportsNet for Canadian audiences as well as Bally Sports Ohio for American fans.
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Raptors Next Game and Schedule
The Raptors will end the year against the 76ers and Clippers before starting 2022 off against the Knicks.
Dec. 28 vs. Philadelphia
Dec. 31 vs. LA Clippers
Jan. 2 vs. New York
Jan. 4 vs. San Antonio