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Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA odds tilt

Cleveland CavaliersOrlando Magic
8-13December 13, 2013, 07:00 | Amway Center7-15



Orlando will look to improve on its 7-15 record on Friday when they host Cleveland in NBA odds action at Amway Center.

The Magic bring a 7-15 record (11-10-1 ATS) to the battle against the 8-13 Cavaliers, who are 7-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Orlando go 10-12 so far and the Cavaliers go 9-12. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Cleveland Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Cavaliers before tip-off in this one found them as 4-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 194.5 at TopBet.

The Magic - Cavaliers odds would favor the Magic if the lines were set according to power ranks. Orlando is rated No. 24 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Cavaliers sit at No. 26. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 87-85 win for the Magic.

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In their last action, Cleveland was a 109-94 winner at home against the Knicks. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Kyrie Irving poured in 37 points for Cleveland on Tuesday, as they defeated New York 109-94 at Quicken Loans Arena.

In their last action, Orlando was a 92-83 winner on the road against the Bobcats. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (175) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Orlando earned a 92-83 victory over Charlotte on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Jameer Nelson at Time Warner Cable Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cavaliers rank No. 12 in the league with 43.71 per game. That compares with Orlando’s No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Orlando is the NBA’s No. 15-ranked team at 7.55 per game, while the Cavaliers rate No. 21 with 6.67 per contest.

A few Cavaliers at Magic trends to consider:
Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 7-18 ATS in its last 25 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
Orlando is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games
Orlando is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Orlando is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Cleveland at Miami, Saturday, December 14th
Orlando at Seattle, Sunday, December 15th

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