Magic visit Cavaliers in hoops battle
Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
The Cavaliers will try to cover the spread at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday when they get a visit from the Magic in basketball action.
The Magic will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 22-27 ATS against the number this season, while the Cavaliers are 24-25 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Orlando is 26-22-1 on the totals; Cleveland is 27-22.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Cavaliers and the No. 25-ranked Magic, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 95-93 result in favor of the Cavaliers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Magic rank No. 13 in the league with 42.8 per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 20 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland is the NBA’s No. 12-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Magic rate No. 17 with 6.7 per contest.
Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.6 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Orlando was an 86-76 loser at home against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (162) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Orlando suffered an 86-76 loss against Los Angeles on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Jameer Nelson in a losing effort at Amway Center.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 122-95 winner as they battled the Bobcats at home. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 217 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The battle between the Cavaliers and Bobcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Charlotte was handed a 122-95 defeat on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Portland are 4-6
After playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After a loss are 0-10
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Denver are 7-3
After playing Charlotte are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
A few Magic at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Orlando's last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Orlando's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Orlando home to Portland, Sunday, February 10
Cleveland home to Denver, Saturday, February 9