NBA Pro Basketball Playoff Betting Match up Previews for Tuesday

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The NBA Playoffs continue on Tuesday May 17th as the Eastern conference finals begin to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It gets underway with Game 1 with a tip time of 8:30PM Eastern Time as the Cleveland Cavaliers are home to face the Toronto Raptors. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Cleveland Cavaliers favored by -10 ½ points with the over under line of 202 ½ points.

The home teams have won the three meetings that Cleveland and Toronto faced off this regular season. The lone game held in Cleveland was won by the Cavaliers 122-100 and covering as a -8 point favorite.

The Cavs have looked great to start the playoffs. In 8 post season games they have won all eight. They did draw the weakest field of the three other remaining teams in the post season their opponents being the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers. A difference for the Cavs this postseason has been a healthy Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. They both are giving adequate support to LeBron. The question is when the competition toughens can Love and Kyrie keep producing favorable numbers. Irving is second on the Cavs in playoff scoring with 19.6 points per game average and 44.8% from three point range. Love is producing 16 points in the playoffs and is contributing with 10 rebounds per contest. LeBron James is making 52% of his shot in the post season and averaging 25.3 points per game.

The Toronto Raptors are coming off their second straight seven game series. The Indiana Pacers took them to seven games in the opening round. Then in the Eastern conference semifinals it was the Miami Heat taking Toronto to a seven game series. So Cleveland has played the minimum numbers of games (8) thus fare while the Raptors have played the maximum number of games (14). DeMar DeRozan is leading Toronto in scoring in the post season with a 23.5 points per game average and is making 44.6% from three. Kyle Lowry has struggled from the field and is converting at 42.7%.

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