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Cavaliers open as NBA underdog vs Magic

Orlando MagicCleveland Cavaliers
March 21, 7:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

44-26TEAM RECORD13-55

Orlando pays a visit to Cleveland on Monday, hoping to send the Cavaliers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavaliers are 13-55 so far on the season, and 27-38-3 ATS vs. the number. The Magic, meanwhile, are 44-26 and 29-39-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 38-30 and the Magic go 27-39-4 on the totals.

View Orlando vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Cavaliers in this one will find them as 11-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 194.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cavaliers rated this week at No. 30 and the Magic sitting at No. 4. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 104-88 result in favor of the Magic today.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 26-ranked offense (95 PPG) against a Magic defense that ranks No. 5 at 94.4 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 43.1% from the field per game, less than the Magic have managed so far this season (46.2% on average).

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.6 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Orlando was an 85-82 winner at home against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (167) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Orlando got 16 points from Dwight Howard en route to an 85-82 victory over Denver on Friday at Amway Center.

The Cavaliers were a 100-92 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Clippers. They covered the 15–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (192) made winners of UNDER bettors. Cleveland got 28 points from J.J. Hickson en route to a 100-92 loss against Los Angeles on Saturday at STAPLES Center.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing New York are 9-1
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing New Jersey are 9-1
After playing LA Clippers are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Magic at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games
Orlando is 18-5-1 ATS in its last 24 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Cleveland's last 19 games at home

Next up:
Orlando at New York, Wednesday, March 23
Cleveland home to New Jersey, Wednesday, March 23