Magic vs. Cavaliers - 3/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (42-25) at Orlando Magic (21-46)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +10.5 -- Over/Under: 201.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, FSFL, NBATV
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic meet Sunday afternoon at the Amway Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. On the season, the Cavs are averaging 103.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 98.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26.1 points and 7.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 22 points and 5.2 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.1 rebounds and J.R. Smith is shooting 41.3 percent from the field. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 47 percent from the field and 42.8 percent from deep in their last five games. The Cavaliers have clearly found themselves and are looking to create distance for that second seed in the East. However, the Cavs last eight losses have come on the road.
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The Orlando Magic look for a win after losing seven of their last nine games. On the season, the Magic are averaging 95.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting and are allowing 101.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.5 points and 11.2 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 17.3 points and four assists. Tobias Harris is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Elfrid Payton is dishing six assists. The Orlando Magic are just waiting for this season to end, as they’ve scored 91 or less points in three straight games and are shooting 43.8 percent in their last five games. The good news for the Magic is that their last seven wins have come on their home court. Evan Fournier and Willie Green are questionable with injuries.
The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Magic are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Central. The Cavaliers are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Orlando and 9-1-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
I don't like big chalk, but the Cleveland Cavaliers should win this game in a blowout. The Magic just don't have the firepower to keep up and have lost nine of the last 11 meetings ATS.