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Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 11/5/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cleveland Cavaliers (1-8) at Orlando Magic (3-6)
Date & Time Monday November 5, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Orlando Magic -4 -- Over/Under: 213
TV Channel
FSOH, FSFL
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NBA | Cleveland Cavaliers (1-8) at Orlando Magic (3-6)
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic meet Monday in NBA action at the Amway Arena.

The Cleveland Cavaliers could use a feel good win here to rebound from a brutal 1-8 record. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 106.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 117.9 points on 51.7 percent shooting. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.8 points and 2.6 rebounds while Cedi Osman is averaging 12.7 points and 3.1 assists. Rodney Hood is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is dishing 2.7 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 83 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 41 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost all four road games this season. 

The Orlando Magic look for another win after losing six of their last eight games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 99.9 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19 points and 10.9 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 15.6 points and four assists. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost four straight home games.

The Cavaliers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Magic are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cavaliers are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Orlando, 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Orlando Magic are coming off a shocking win over the San Antonio Spurs and that's a type of victory that can carry over for another game or two. The Cleveland Cavaliers are just god awful right now, as they have no head coach, their best player in out for the next month and the defense gets almost zero stops. Even on the end of a back to back, the Magic and reasonable chalk here has to be the play.

Pick:
Orlando Magic -4

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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