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Cavaliers vs the Best Bet in the NBA

LeBron James

Tonight the best team is the league will play host to the Cleveland Cavaliers. No, I’m not talking about the Warriors, I’m talking about the Orlando Magic, who are an NBA best 16-6 ATS. Maybe that was a little misleading off the top, but come on, this is a betting preview.

Shark Bites
  • LeBron James is averaging 26.2 point, 7.3 rebounds and 7.2 assists in his career vs ORL.
  • The Cavaliers are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games as road favorites.
  • Orlando is 7-1 SU in their last eight games at home.

Despite a middle of the pack 12-10 SU record, the Magic are an absolutely sizzling bet right row, winning eight straight games ATS. Cleveland, meanwhile has been producing opposite results, losing five straight games ATS. The Cavs have also been a poor bet on the road, going just 1-7 ATS in their last eight road games.

Cleveland, however, has absolutely owned the Magic in recent years. They’ve won 12 games in a row ATS and 11 in a row SU. In their last 10 games against each other, Cleveland has averaged 14 points more per game.

The total opened at 197.5, which is a mark these teams surpassed in their last matchup in November—a 117-103 Cavs win. The Cavs tend to be involved in high scoring affairs when they're favorites to win a game, as the total has gone OVER in 11 of their last 15 games as favorites. Also, the total has gone OVER in five of the last six games between these teams when playing in Orlando.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Orlando Magic installed as 5-point underdogs in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 198.5.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Magic to win this game 104-96. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Orlando Magic currently sport a record of 12-10, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-6 ATS. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 14-7 and 7-14 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Magic post a 11-11 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Cavaliers have gone 12-9 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Orlando vs Cleveland injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 5-rated Cleveland Cavaliers taking on the No. 9-rated Orlando Magic in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Orlando's No. 17-ranked offense averaging 100.95 PPG, against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 6 at 97.67 PPG. The Orlando Magic field goal percentage has averaged 43.72% so far, less than the Cleveland Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.16% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

LeBron James poured in 33 points for Cleveland on Tuesday, as they defeated Portland 105-100 at Quicken Loans Arena.

Orlando got 21 points and 21 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic in a losing cause in a 107-104 loss to Phoenix on Wednesday at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Cleveland's last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
  • Orlando is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Orlando is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Orlando is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • Orlando is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Boston, Tuesday, December 15th
Orlando at Brooklyn, Monday, December 14th