Cavaliers vs. Magic - 11/24/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (6-9) at Cleveland Cavaliers (5-7)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -10 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, FSOH
The Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers play Monday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Orlando Magic have split their last 10 games and have been a lot more competitive than expected. On the season, the Magic are averaging 96.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and are allowing 99.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic leads the Magic with 19.4 points and 9.1 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 18.8 points and 8.4 rebounds. Harris remains questionable for this game with a calf injury. Rookie Elfrid Payton leads Orlando with five assists and Evan Fournier is shooting 47.5 percent from the field. The Magic rely heavily on the three-ball, shooting 38.5 percent from downtown and they are 4-1 this season when scoring 100 or more points. This will be the seventh road game in the last 10 contests for the Magic.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost four straight games and are still struggling playing together. On the season, the Cavs are averaging 101.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting and are allowing 102.7 points on 47.7 percent shooting. LeBron James leads the Cavaliers with 24.7 points and 6.8 assists while Kyrie Irving is scoring 21.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Kevin Love is averaging 16.5 points and grabbing 9.9 rebounds, and Anderson Varejao is the fourth Cavs player to average double-digit points. The Cavaliers are having a hard time on both sides of the ball and looked lost offensively. It’s going to take time before things jell 100 percent, but Cleveland does have four straight home games.
The Magic are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Cavaliers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Magic are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Cleveland and 0-7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
Do you trust the Cavs against anybody right now? I don't. Give me the Magic and the points, as they've been playing well and have been a covering machine so far this season.