Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/19/14
Orlando Magic (16-38) at Cleveland Cavaliers (20-33)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -6 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic head to Cleveland on Wednesday to face off against the Cavaliers.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have had a rough go of it this season as the Cavs are sitting at 21-33 on the year. As it stands right now, the Cavs are in tenth place in the East, and despite having such a rough season; Cleveland is not out of playoff contention. The Cavs are red hot right now, winning five straight heading into this home meeting with the Magic. The latest win for Cleveland came on Tuesday night, when the Cavs defeated the Sixers in Philly 114-85. The Cavs had six different players reach double digit points on the night, with Zeller leading the way with 18, while also grabbing 15 boards.
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The Orlando Magic are just 16-39 this season, and currently the Magic are 8.5 games back out of the playoffs, trailing the eight seed Bobcats. Orlando has shown some signs of life this season, but it’s very clear that this Magic team has a little ways to go before they contend once again. The Magic were on a three game win streak, but since Orlando has dropped their last two outings, including a tough one on Tuesday, night, falling to the Bucks in Milwaukee 104-100.
The Orlando Magic are just 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 games on the road, and the Magic have gone under the total in seven of their last ten games overall.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, and the Cavs are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games when playing on no rest. The Cavs however are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games at home when facing a team with a losing record.
Not to be Mr. Public here, but I have to take Cleveland. I see no way I could put anything behind the Magic at this point, and even though the Cavs…are the Cavs, Cleveland has played well as of late and should be able to take care of the Magic at home.