Cavaliers visit Magic in NBA clash
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic Odds
The Cavaliers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Magic in Orlando at Amway Center on Saturday in NBA action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Magic are 15-40 so far on the season, and 24-31 ATS vs. the number. The Cavaliers, meanwhile, are 17-37 and 27-27 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Orlando go 29-25-1 and the Cavaliers go 29-25 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 26-rated Magic and the No. 27-rated Cavaliers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 94-92 win for the Cavaliers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 24-ranked offense (93.8 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 24 at 101.2 PPG. The Magic have averaged 45% from the field per game, more than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (43% on average).
Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 21-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.1 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 105-100 winner as they battled the Hornets at home. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 205 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Hornets were burned for 35 points by Kyrie Irving on Wednesday as the Cavaliers picked up a 105-100 win at Quicken Loans Arena.
Orlando was an 88-82 loser in its last match on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 14-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 170 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Orlando got 20 points from Arron Afflalo but lost anyway 88-82 against the Grizzlies on Friday at FedExForum.
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing New Orleans are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9
A few Cavaliers at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Cleveland is 7-16-1 ATS in its last 24 games when playing Orlando
Cleveland is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Orlando is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cleveland
Orlando is 9-3-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Orlando's last 9 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cleveland at Miami, Sunday, February 24
Orlando at Philadelphia, Tuesday, February 26