Cleveland Cavaliers (4-2) at Orlando Magic (4-2)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -4.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic meet Monday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win to build on their 4-2 record. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 108 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 26 points and two rebounds while Darius Garland is averaging 17.2 points and 6.3 assists. Andre Drummond is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic need a win here to rebound from back-to-back losses. The Orlando Magic are averaging 112 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Terrence Ross is averaging 22 points and one assist while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 21.5 points and 11.5 rebounds. Markelle Fultz is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Fournier is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.2 rebounds per game.
The Cavaliers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Monday games. The Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 overall. The over is 24-7 in Magic last 31 overall. The Cavaliers are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Orlando and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Orlando Magic are the better and more trustworthy team, but they're also not good enough consistently to where I'm looking to back in the favorite role. The Cleveland Cavaliers are likely going to come back to earth eventually, but they've still won four of their first six games and have been highly impressive on the offensive end. Not sure it lasts much longer, but there's value on the Cavs as an underdog if they can continue to play at this level. Give me the points.