Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers betting tips and predictions for Saturday’s NBA game. One 5-game losing streak will end tonight as the Orlando Magic travel to Ohio to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
It’s been a struggle for the Orlando Magic who have lost 5 games in a row. In 4 of their last 5 they’ve been without their leading scorer Cole Anthony and for a team that’s so limited on offense that’s a big deal. They’ve failed to score 100+points in 3 games straight and are bottom of the East with just 4 wins in 20 games right now. Despite all the losing though, bettors have been able to make some money on their games, especially on the road where they’ve covered the spread 6 times in 11 games this season. They have a pretty solid record against the Cavaliers having beaten them in the last 7 meetings. They’ve also covered the spread in 5 straight against the Cavs.
Cleveland is in a similar situation with their leading scorer Collin Sexton going down for the entire season with a knee injury. To top it off they also lost rookie sensation Evan Mobley who has missed extended time with an elbow injury. Without those two the Cavs have dropped 5 straight and are coming off a 120-115 defeat at the hands of the Phoenix Suns. One thing that should concern Cavs fans is that 4 of those 5 games were played at home and right now for the season they are just 4-6 at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. When facing the Magic at home the Cavaliers were able to cover the spread just once in the last 6 meetings.
This will be Orlando’s 2nd game in 2 nights and their 3rd game in 4 days, so fatigue might kick in to an already depleted roster. With their leading scorer out of the line-up, this one could be a struggle. Let’s back the Cavs to cover at home.
Cleveland Cavaliers – Orlando Magic Odds
Cleveland Cavaliers – Orlando Magic Predictions
Cavaliers -7.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Only 200.4 points per game have been averaged in the last 10 meetings between these two sides with the under landing 8 times during that stretch. Cleveland enters tonight’s game with 12 of their last 17 games going under, while for the Magic that number is at 9 times in their last 13 outings. Both teams are missing valuable players on offense through injury. Orlando is averaging only 99.7 points per game in their last 3, while the Cavs are slightly better at 102.9 per game. In terms of pace both teams like to slow things down, the Magic rank 15th with 98.8 possessions per game, while the Cavs are down all the way to 24th averaging just 97.8 per game. I think we are in for a slug fest in this one, quite possibly with both teams failing to reach the 100 point mark. Let’s back the under here.
Under 203.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365