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Cleveland CavaliersOrlando Magic
30-45April 02, 2014, 07:00 | Amway Center21-53



Amway Center will feature Magic vs. Cavaliers action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Magic bring a 21-53 record (31-40-3 ATS) to the battle against the 30-45 Cavaliers, who are 37-38 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Orlando go 32-42 so far and the Cavaliers go 34-40-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Cleveland Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

The Magic sit at No. 21 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Cavaliers are at No. 24 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cavaliers will win this game 88-87.

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Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 90-76 winner as they battled the Pacers at home. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 166 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cleveland earned a 90-76 victory over Indiana on Sunday, getting 19 points from Dion Waiters at Quicken Loans Arena.

Orlando was a 98-93 loser in its last match at home against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 191 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Magic got a 22-point performance from Nikola Vucevic, who added 10 rebounds, but Toronto still ran past Orlando 98-93 on Sunday at Amway Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 23-ranked offense (96.84 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 16 at 101.31 PPG. The Magic have averaged 44.4% from the field per game, more than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (43.28% on average).

A few Cavaliers at Magic trends to consider:
Cleveland is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Orlando is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando's last 7 games
Orlando is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games at home
Orlando is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Cleveland at Atlanta, Friday, April 4th
Orlando at Charlotte, Friday, April 4th

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