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NBA odds preview - Cavaliers vs. Magic

Cleveland CavaliersOrlando Magic
March 23, 7:00 PM | Amway Center

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic Odds

17-27TEAM RECORD30-18

Cleveland travels to Orlando on Friday, hoping to boost its 17-27 mark with a victory over the Magic.

The Magic bring a 30-18 record (26-22 ATS) to the battle against the 17-27 Cavaliers, who are 23-21 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Orlando go 24-23-1 so far and the Cavaliers go 22-22.

View Cleveland vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Cavaliers listed as 9-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 192.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Magic, currently No. 7 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Cavaliers, who rate No. 26 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 97-91 victory for the Magic.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 12-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 1 in the league with 10.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 7 per outing.

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.8 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.

Cleveland was a 103-102 loser in its last match on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 205 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Cavaliers wasted a 29-point performance from Kyrie Irving as Atlanta ran past them 103-102 on Wednesday at Philips Arena.

In their last action, Orlando was a 103-93 winner at home against the Suns. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Magic got a 29-point performance from Ryan Anderson as Orlando ran past Phoenix 103-93 on Wednesday at Amway Center.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Cavaliers at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Cleveland's last 16 games when playing Orlando
Cleveland is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Orlando is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Orlando is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland home to Phoenix, Sunday, March 25
Orlando at Toronto, Monday, March 26