Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 4/2/14
Cleveland Cavaliers (30-45) at Orlando Magic (21-53)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, FSFL
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic will meet for the fourth and final time this regular season. The Cavs lead the season series 3-0.
The Cavaliers have won four of their last five games, including a 90-76 win over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. On the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers average 97.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allow 101.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Although there’s only a couple of weeks left in the season, the Cavs are only three games back from the eighth seed in the East. Dion Waiters is averaging 20.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting in his last five games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 37-38 ATS overall and 16-22 ATS on the road.
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The Magic can’t wait for the season to end, as they’ve lost 10 of their last 12 games and have only won three games in the month of March. On the season, the Orlando Magic average 96.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allow 102 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Since February 26, the Magic have scored more than 100 point just four times. It goes without saying the Magic have been an automatic fade for much of the year, as Orlando is 31-40-3 ATS overall and 19-16-1 ATS at home.
The Cavaliers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Magic are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Cavaliers are 6-0-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings, while the favorite is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
I think it goes without saying that Clevleand is the better basketball team, and the Cavs should get Kyrie irving back from injury today. Take Cleveland and the small chalk, as this should be another win for the Cavaliers.