At 7:00 ET, the Orlando Magic (+215) will be in Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers (-269) in an Eastern Conference matchup. The Magic are 8th in the East, while the Cavs are 2nd.

The over/under line for this game is 215.5 points. The Cavs are favored by 6.5 points, and this game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. You can watch this game on BSOH.

ORLANDO MAGIC VS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -6.5

This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 133-126 in favor of the Cavaliers.
  • Our projections have Donovan Mitchell finishing with Donovan Mitchell points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Cavaliers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.1% and knocking down 16 threes.

Can The Magic Secure a Road Victory?

Orlando comes into today’s game with a 28-27 O/U record for the season. In their last five games, the over has hit in all five games. This year, their games have averaged 222.6 points per game compared to today’s line of 215.5.

In the Eastern Conference, the Magic are currently in 8th place with a record of 30-25. Within the Southeast Division, they are in 2nd place. On the road, Orlando is 12-17 this season.

This season, the Magic have an ATS record of 36-19, including an 18-11 ATS record on the road. As the underdog, they are 22-15 against the spread, and they have failed to cover in their last two games as the underdog.

Orlando’s last game was a 118-100 win over the Knicks. They were favored by 3.5 points going into the game. The O/U line for that game was 210 points.

So far this season, the Magic have a record of 15-22 as the underdog. Today, they are getting 6.5 points against the Cavaliers. In their last five games as the underdog, they are 0-2 straight-up and 0-2 ATS.

On offense, the Magic are 26th in the league in scoring at 111.7 points per game. However, they have been better at home, averaging 114.6 points compared to 109.1 on the road. In terms of pace, Orlando is 23rd in the NBA at 97.7 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Magic are 18th in field goal percentage at 47%. They have been more efficient inside the arc, hitting 54% of their two-point attempts (18th). From beyond the arc, Orlando is 29th in three-point shooting at 34%.

Despite being 30th in three-point makes per game, the Magic are 5th in free throw attempts and 13th in offensive rebounds. In terms of assists, Orlando is 25th in the league at 24.9 per game.

This season, the Magic defense has been impressive, holding the 7th position in the league while permitting an average of 110.9 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Magic defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.5% while allowing 35.4% from downtown.

Can the Cavaliers Deliver Being Favored at Home?

The Cavaliers have a record of 36-17 this season, which is good for 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 24-11 compared to 12-6 against the West.

Against the spread, the Cavaliers are 28-23 this season and have failed to cover in their last two games. At home, their ATS record is 14-14, and they have gone 19-15 vs. the spread as the favorite.

Cleveland’s O/U record for the season is 24-28-1, and their games have averaged a combined 224.1 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 215.5, and the Cavs have played in 45 games with higher O/U lines.

In their last game, the Cavaliers beat the Bulls by a score of 108-105. The O/U line for that game was 223 points, and Cleveland was favored by 9.5 points going into the game.

At home, the Cavaliers are averaging 116.1 points per game, which is 16th in the league. Overall, they are 15th in scoring at 114.9 points per game. In terms of pace, Cleveland is 22nd at 97.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Cavaliers are 10th in field goal percentage at 48%. From beyond the arc, they are 10th in three-pointers made per game at 13.4. However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 36% (17th).

So far this season, Cleveland has outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.2% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 10th in the league with 27.3 per game. When it comes to free throws, the Cavaliers are 24th in made free throws at 16 per game.

Cleveland’s defense has been playing well, ranking 2nd in the NBA with 109.2 points allowed per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Cavaliers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 51.8% while allowing 35.7% from downtown.