Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic - 10/13/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (0-0) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (0-0)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -3 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic take the floor at the Amway Center for an NBA bout on Friday.
The Cleveland Cavaliers head to the Orlando Magic for their final game of the NBA preseason. Cleveland looks to get the offense on the same page after a 108-94 loss to the visiting Chicago Bulls on Tuesday. The Cavaliers were outscore 36-27 over the final 12 minutes to let a winnable game slip through their fingers. The Cavs were outshot 43.3%-40.5% with 22 turnovers that added up to a few more looks at the basket to give Chicago a healthy margin.
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Cavaliers star LeBron James looked to be ready for the regular season with 17 points and five pulls on 8-13 from the floor with Derek Rose next in line with 13 points, five yanks and five assists on 5-9 shooting. Iman Shumpert gave Cleveland 12 points on 4-5 from the floor while Jeff Green and Jae Crowder combined for another 17 points on 6-12.
The Orlando Magic will have an eye on the beginning of the regular season when the Cleveland Cavaliers come to the Amway Center on Tuesday night. Orlando will be looking for back to back wins after upending the San Antonio Spurs on the road on Tuesday night. The Magic defense made did not look good until the 4th quarter where a 26-13 run rallied the team to a close victory. Orlando allowed 47.3% shooting but forced 22 turnovers that made their own 44% a winning effort with 17 more shots.
Aaron Gordon poured in a game high 27 points on 11-24 shooting and hauled in eleven rebounds while Jonathan Simmons gave Orlando another big scorer with 20 points and ten assists on 7-15 form the floor. Bismack Biyombo was next in line with 18 points and five pulls on 8-11 while Wes Iwundu and Elfrid Payton rounded out the top Magic contributors with eleven points apiece.
Over is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game and over is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points and Cavaliers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss. Magic are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and over is 4-0 in Magic last 4 games following a straight up win and over is 4-0 in Magic last 4 games following a ATS win. Cavaliers are 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Orlando and over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Orlando and Cavaliers are 17-5-1 ATS in the last 23 meetings.
LeBron is a question mark for this game but if he does play I'll lay the points...