By Marc Lawrence – From this week’s PLAYBOOK Basketball Newsletter: Revenge games simply don’t get more meaningful for Toronto than in this spot today. That’s because Cleveland took them behind the woodshed and laid 45 lashes on them in their most recent meeting, a 144-99 bludgeoning on this floor the day after Christmas.
Looking inside the history book we that Toronto is 8-1 ATS with same season revenge of 14-plus points in this series when the Cavs own a sub .690 win percentage, including 0-5 ATS away. Cleveland coalesces with a 9-20 ATS mark against foes seeking 33-point or larger same-season revenge.
You know what to do.