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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic - 3/3/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Orlando Magic at Cleveland Cavaliers
Date & Time Sunday March 3, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)
Location
Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, Ohio
The Line
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +5.5 -- Over/Under: 215
TV Channel
FSOH, FSFL
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NBA | Orlando Magic at Cleveland Cavaliers
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The Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena.

The Orlando Magic los for another victory after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 20.5 points and 12.1 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 15.9 points and 7.4 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won five of their last six road games.

The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 49 percent shooting. Kevin Love is averaging 18.6 points and 10.7 rebounds while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.1 points and 2.4 assists. Collin Sexton is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have split their last six home games.

The Magic are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 Sunday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Cavaliers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The Magic are 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Cleveland and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Cavaliers last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Magic last 5 road games.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been improved since the return of Kevin Love, and they're averaging 119.4 points in their last five games, so these aren't exactly the same Cavs we've seen all year.  The problem is the Orlando Magic have caught fire over these last three weeks, which includes wins in 10 of their last 13 tries and winning their last five games by an average of 10.8 points. I don't care how much better the Cavs are playing, the Magic aren't a team I'm trying to step in front of right now. I'll eat the reasonable chalk. 

Pick:
Orlando Magic -5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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