Tuesday night's NBA action includes the Cavs vs. Raptors live streaming and televised game coverage. This will be Game 1 of the two teams' second-round meeting in the Nba Playoffs. Cleveland is coming off a hard-fought seven-game series against the Indiana Pacers that took them to the limit. The Toronto Raptors earned the No. 1 seed in the East, but there are still questions as to whether they are the top team in the conference. Here's the latest game preview with odds, start time, TV channel, and how to watch the Cavs vs. Raptors live streaming online.

Game 1 preview

On Sunday, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers survived a tough Indiana Pacers team but ultimately won their Game 7 in the first round. However, that series revealed that LeBron may be shouldering the load for a team that isn't quite up to par with previous Cavs rosters. There are plenty of fans and analysts who believe this will be the series where the Cavaliers see an early exit from the NBA Playoffs.

Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors are enjoying their first postseason as the No. 1 seed. They were able to eliminate John Wall and the Washington Wizards 4-2 in their opening series. Still, the benchmark for true success is how they do against LeBron's Cavaliers, a team that has been in three-straight NBA Finals.

If Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan can finally vanquish this particular opponent, it will go a long way toward establishing Toronto as a new credible threat in the East.

Toronto has been resting since their 102-92 victory in Washington, DC this past Friday. The Cavaliers are coming off just a few days of rest, after a 105-101 win over Victor Oladipo's Pacers.

In favor of the home team, the Raptors are 34-7 this season in their home arena, while Cleveland is just 21-20 away from home.

Therefore, the Raptors are considered the favorites tonight, as oddsmakers have them favored by seven points or -275 on the moneyline. The visiting Cavs are a +225 underdog, despite enjoying success against their Eastern Conference opponents in recent history.

For the points total, bettors are looking at 215 points for the complete game.

How to watch

Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs series featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors begins at 8 PM Eastern Time. This game will be televised on the TNT network around the country. For live streaming coverage, cable and satellite viewers can watch on the TNTDrama website or compatible apps.

For viewers without cable or satellite subscriptions, using a channel streaming service is the best option to watch the Cavs vs. Raptors live streaming. These include services such as Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV, and YouTube TV, which all feature TNT as part of a channel package. See each site for more details on how to sign up and enjoy any free trial offers that are currently available.