On Thursday night, NBA fans get to watch Cavs vs. Raptors live streaming online and televised game coverage from Toronto. The two squads will battle once again after a thrilling overtime game just a few nights ago. Now it's time for NBA playoffs Game 2 of their series, with LeBron James and the Cavaliers trying to leave Toronto with a 2-0 lead. Can Kyle Lowry's squad even the series with a big win on their home court? Here's the latest game preview including matchup odds, start time, TV channel, and how to watch the Cavs vs. Raptors game live streaming online.

Game preview & odds

In the first installment of this best-of-seven series, Cleveland was able to hang with the home team into the fourth quarter, eventually forcing overtime on a LeBron James jump shot. In the extra session, the Cavaliers were able to escape with a one-point victory, 113-112 to take the one-game lead. James would finish the game with a triple-double, recording 26 points along with 13 assists and 11 rebounds. He also had help with J.R. Smith adding 20 points and Kyle Korver adding 19 points, due to their combined 10-for-18 shooting from long range.

In terms of overall shooting, the Toronto Raptors shot nearly 43 percent from the field with Cleveland hitting shots at 41.2 percent.

DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry combined for 40 points in the game with Jonas Valanciunas adding a solid double-double of 21 points and 21 rebounds. However, late misses were the story in this game, including a Fred VanVleet three-pointer near the overtime buzzer that didn't go down.

Now Toronto will try to collect themselves and put together a solid effort to hold off Cleveland in the second game at home.

Toronto's own, hip-hop star Drake, will be watching once again to see if his team can overcome their issues with the Cavs.

Just like in Game 1, the Toronto Raptors find themselves as the favorites again for the second game of the series. On the moneyline, they are -275 favorites while the visitors are +225 underdogs. For the over/under points total, bettors are looking at 212.5 points for the complete game.

Keep in mind that Cleveland was also the underdog in Game 1 and overcame the odds against them, thanks to James and hot shooting.

How to watch it live

Tonight's Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors game gets an earlier start at 6 PM Eastern Time. Game 2 of their NBA playoffs series will be televised on the ESPN channel. For live streaming, current cable and satellite subscribers with ESPN can watch on the WatchESPN website or mobile apps.

For viewers without access to those options, channel streaming services such as Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, and fubo TV are the next best options to see the Cavs vs. Raptors live stream. Several of these services are available on free trial offers for all new customers. It's best to check out the specific websites for more details on how to join and participate in any offers that are currently available.