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Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 3/14/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic
Date & Time Thursday March 14, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Amway Center
Orlando, Florida
The Line
The Line: Orlando Magic -8 -- Over/Under:
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic meet Thursday in NBA action at the Amway Center.

The Cleveland Cavaliers look to play spoiler after splitting their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 104 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Kevin Love is averaging 18.6 points and 11.4 rebounds while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 16.9 points and 2.4 assists. Collin Sexton is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost five of their last six road games.

The Orlando Magic need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 20.7 points and 12 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 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won six of their last seven home games.

The Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Magic are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cavaliers are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Orlando and 17-6-1 ATS in the last 24 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Magic last 8 overall. The over is 7-0 in Cavaliers last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.

The Orlando Magic appear to be a team that's no longer trying to make the playoffs, as they're offense has gone to crap, they've lost four of their last five games and just lost last night to a Washington Wizards squad that has nothing to play for. The Cleveland Cavaliers have shown a lot of heart these past few weeks, which includes wins in four of their last eight tries, and they've covered quite a few of these big numbers. The Magic should win this game, especially if they're still interested in getting into the postseason, but I can't lay a big number based on the way they've played lately.

Cleveland Cavaliers +8

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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