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NBA Game Preview - Cavaliers underdogs vs Magic at Orlando

Cleveland CavaliersOrlando Magic
Feb 3, 7:00 PM | Amway Center

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic Odds

8-12TEAM RECORD13-9

The Magic will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Cavaliers tip off at Amway Center on Friday in NBA play.

Orlando will face the 8-12 Cavaliers, who own a 12-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Magic are 10-12 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cavaliers are 11-9 favoring the OVER.

View Cleveland vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Magic in this one will find them as 7.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 183.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Magic sit at No. 20 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Cavaliers are at No. 25 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Magic will win this game 94-90.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cavaliers rank No. 17 in the league with 41.9 per game. That compares with Orlando’s No. 12 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Orlando is the NBA’s No. 1-ranked team at 9.5 per game, while the Cavaliers rate No. 9 with 6.9 per contest.

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.5 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 93-90 result against the Celtics on January 31. The Cavaliers covered in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 183 combined points took the game OVER the total. Cleveland suffered a 93-90 loss against Boston on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Kyrie Irving in a losing effort at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Magic were a 109-103 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (212) made winners of OVER bettors. Ryan Anderson scored 23 points leading the Magic to a 109-103 victory over Washington at Amway Center on Wednesday.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Cavaliers at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Cleveland's last 15 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Orlando is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Orlando is 18-6-1 ATS in its last 25 games when playing Cleveland
Orlando is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland home to Dallas, Saturday, February 4
Orlando at Indiana, Saturday, February 4

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