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Cavaliers vs Magic Betting Matchup Report

Orlando MagicCleveland Cavaliers
10-21January 02, 2014, 07:00 | Quicken Loans Arena10-21

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Magic travelling to Cleveland Thursday to face the Cavaliers on Thursday.

The Magic will try to spoil the party on Thursday; they are 15-15-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Cavaliers are 13-18 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Orlando is 14-17 on the totals; Cleveland is 17-14.

View Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 27-rated Cavaliers and the No. 24-rated Magic in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 88-86 win for the Magic on Thursday.

The Magic were a 94-81 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (175) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Magic endured a 94-81 loss at the hands of the Warriors on Tuesday, despite a 15-point effort from Arron Afflalo at Amway Center.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 91-76 loser on the road against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (167) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Anderson Varejao scored 14 points in a failed effort to lead the Cavaliers to victory (they lost 91-76 to Indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Magic rank No. 19 in the league with 42.52 per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 12 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland is the NBA’s No. 20-ranked team at 7.03 per game, while the Magic rate No. 17 with 7.39 per contest.

Next up:
Orlando home to Miami, Saturday, January 4th
Cleveland at Brooklyn, Saturday, January 4th