Magic take on Cavaliers in hoops contest
Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
The Cavaliers will try to cover the spread at Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday when they get a visit from the Magic in basketball action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Cavaliers are 23-52 so far on the season, and 39-36 ATS vs. the number. The Magic, meanwhile, are 19-58 and 36-41 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 38-37 and the Magic go 41-35-1 on the totals.
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Cavaliers installed as 5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 206.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cavaliers sit at No. 28 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Magic are at No. 27 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cavaliers will win this game 94-92.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 16-ranked offense (96.8 PPG) against a Magic defense that ranks No. 22 at 100.9 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 43.4% from the field per game, less than the Magic have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).
Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.2 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Orlando, they were an 87-86 loser as they battled the Bulls on the road. The Magic covered in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 173 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Magic wasted a 27-point performance from Beno Udrih as Chicago ran past them 87-86 on Friday at United Center.
Cleveland was a 97-91 winner in its last match on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 188 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Boston was victimized for 29 points and 17 rebounds by Tristan Thompson as the Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 97-91 in NBA action on Friday.
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 7-3
After a loss are 1-9
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing Boston are 1-9
After a win are 4-6
A few Magic at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Orlando is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Orlando
Orlando home to Milwaukee, Wednesday, April 10
Cleveland at Indiana, Tuesday, April 9