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Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 12/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cleveland Cavaliers (14-7) at Orlando Magic (12-10)

NBA Basketball: Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)

The Line: Orlando Magic +3 -- Over/Under: 197.5 See the Latest Odds


The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to the Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic tonight.

The Cavaliers were looking real shaky after three straight losses but they were able to stop the rot with a hard-fought 105-100 win over the Trailblazers on Tuesday. LeBron James scored 33 points on 14 of 24 shooting, Kevin Love added 18 points while Matthew Dellavedova had 17 as the Cavs rallied from an 18-point first-half deficit to beat the Blazers who are always a tricky team to play, especially when Damian Lillard gets hot. With the win, Cleveland improves to 14-7 on the season and 10-1 at home.

Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 12/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Meanwhile, the Magic have won six of their last eight overall but they've lost two of their last three including a 107-104 loss at Phoenix on Wednesday. Nikola Vucevic led the scoring with 21 points, Tobias Harris added 16 points while Victor Oladipo and Evan Fourner each had 14 but in a tight finish, it was the Suns' Brandon Knight and Alex Len who came out on top. With the loss, Orlando falls to 12-10 on the season and 5-7 on the road.

In ATS trends, the Cavs are 1-4 ATS in their last five against the Eastern Conference and 1-7 ATS in their last eight road games, while the Magic are 7-0-1 ATS in their last eight games overall and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games.

Head to head, the Cavs are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 meetings overall and 6-0 ATS in their last six meetings in Orlando.

If the Cavs think of themselves as championship contenders, this is the type of game they have to win, but the Magic have been playing pretty well lately and I can see this coming down to the final few possessions so I'll take the points where I can.

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