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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic Odds
Amway Center features an NBA battle between the host Orlando Magic and the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers in betting action on Friday.
The Magic sport records of 4-7 and 7-4 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Cavaliers sit at 3-8 and 5-6 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-7-1 for the Magic and 6-5 for the Cavaliers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
For bettors going with the Magic in this one, they were listed earlier as 4-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 183 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Magic and the No. 25-ranked Cavaliers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 90-89 result in favor of the Magic.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 29-ranked offense (88.5 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 28 at 100.9 PPG. The Magic have averaged 43.1% from the field per game, more than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (42.2% on average).
Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.6 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 92-83 winner as they battled the 76ers at home. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 175 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Philadelphia was scorched by Jeremy Pargo for 28 points as the Cavaliers defated the 76ers 92-83 in NBA action on Wednesday.
Orlando won its last outing, a 90-74 result against the Pistons on November 21. The Magic covered in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 164 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Andrew Nicholson scored 15 points leading the Magic to a 90-74 victory over Detroit at Amway Center on Wednesday.
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 2-8
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Cavaliers at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games on the road
Cleveland is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Orlando
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando's last 8 games
Cleveland at Miami, Saturday, November 24
Orlando home to Boston, Sunday, November 25