This could be it again, and everyone is thinking the same thing that the Cavaliers will be making the NBA Finals for the next time in franchise history and LeBron James will be making his sixth straight Finals appearance, a pesky Toronto side has caused it to be a bit more difficult than expected. The problem is that they have kind of caused it to be easy on the road. The Raptors were yet again blown out in Cleveland on Wednesday night, 116-78. As a matter of fact, Toronto has now lost all three series road games by a mixed 88 points. The Cavs now lead the best-of-seven series 3-2, but the good thing for the Raptors is that Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals now returns to north of the border, where Toronto is 4-0 vs. Cleveland during the 2015-16 campaign heading into this Predictions Game 6 play.
The Cavaliers don’t want the Eastern Conference Finals to be any further so expect LeBron James and company to go all out once they play Game 6 of this series in Toronto. The Cavs, that are 6-4 ATS inside their last 10 games overall, will rely mostly on James to steer the team to victory. James is averaging 23.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per game this postseason. The Raptors, meanwhile, count on the dynamic duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan to deliver the goods. Lowry is putting up 18.9 PPG these playoffs, while DeRozan is norming 20.9 PPG. The Raptors are 4-0 SU and ATS inside their last four home games.
Toronto C Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) appeared for the very first time in the Eastern Confernce Finals and scored nine points on 4-for-4 shooting in 18 minutes of action. It will be reported that Corey Joseph and DeMarre Carroll were in a Cleveland casino until 2am the night time before Game Five. Maybe these were smart enough to understand which they didn’t have the opportunity and I don’t believe that they have the opportunity on Friday. Play on Cleveland Minus the points.