Cleveland Cavaliers (30-21) at Orlando Magic (16-36)
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 6, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Orlando Magic +7 -- Over/Under: 221
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 109.2 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26.3 points and 8.7 assists while Isaiah Thomas is averaging 15.2 points and 4.1 assists. Dwyane Wade is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Rose is grabbing two rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost five straight road games.
The Orlando Magic could use another win after losing five of their last eight games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.5 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Aaron Gordon is averaging 18.4 points and 8.3 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 17.9 points and 2.9 assists. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathon Simmons is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Cavaliers are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 road games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 14-36-1 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Magic are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 20-41-1 ATS in their last 62 home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Cavaliers are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Orlando, 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings and the underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are simply not a good basketball team, as they can't win SU, can't cover numbers and don't play a lick of defense. The Magic also have a history of taking the Cavs down to the wire despite winning just once in the past 10 meetings. With all that said, the Magic are playing their second unit due to so many injuries, and they're on the end of a back to back. Depth is tested in times like this, and the Magic don't have any due to injuries. I fade the Cleveland Cavaliers more than anybody and nothing surprises me with this team, but if they can't cruise in this game, god help them. This is a spot where the Cavs should win by double digits. Should.