Thursday night basketball sees the Orlando Magic (34-45) open up as the 7.5-point favorites for a home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers (50-30). The Orlando Magic rank 11th in the Eastern Conference, seven positions behind the fourth-placed Cleveland Cavaliers. The Orlando Magic may be overwhelming favorites against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but they will need to be ready for any situation – including dealing with the charged atmosphere at the Amway Center – if they want to come out on top.
Orlando Magic VS Cleveland Cavaliers Betting expert picks
Orlando Magic VS Cleveland Cavaliers Moneyline
Bet on the Orlando Magic to win (1.33) on the moneyline at Arizona sports betting sites.
Despite slipping to a 113-117 defeat against the Cleveland Cavaliers last time out, the Orlando Magic are expected to return to winning ways. Form-wise, they’re in decent shape, going 6-4 in their last 10 games. Odds of -300 imply there is a 75% chance of a home win. The Cleveland Cavaliers have been playing exceptionally well recently, with a 7-3 record in their last 10 games bolstered by a 113-117 victory against the Orlando Magic. Despite this strong streak, they are not expected to be the favorites when they take to the road, as the odds are +240.
On Thursday, the Orlando Magic will have the chance to return to victory when they face the Cleveland Cavaliers at their home court. Despite their previous defeat, they are still the favorites to come out on top.
Orlando Magic VS Cleveland Cavaliers Spread
Betting on the Cleveland Cavaliers +7.5 (1.91) is our favorite play for this matchup.
The oddsmakers have given the Orlando Magic a solid 7.5-point lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers on the spread. In their last five home matches against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Orlando Magic were victorious in three of them. They had an average margin of victory of 7.3 points.
At the Amway Center, the Orlando Magic have gone 22-18 ATS in 40 games. They’ve covered in five of their six home contests. Recently, the Orlando Magic have had an impressive run in point spread betting. They have covered the spread four times in their last five home matches. Their ATS record over the last 10 rounds is 9-1.
In their last five away games, the Cleveland Cavaliers covered four times, pushing their season ATS road score to 20-20. The Cleveland Cavaliers failed to cover in four of their previous ten rounds, scoring 115.1 points and conceding 109.8 points on average.
Orlando Magic VS Cleveland Cavaliers Total
Total over 223.0 (1.91) is how we’d bet on the total.
The Orlando Magic and the Cleveland Cavaliers scored a combined average of 208 points in their last ten games against each other, leading one to expect that their next game may be a low-scoring match.
The total line is set at 223.0. The Orlando Magic and the Cleveland Cavaliers’s combined points total has not exceeded this 223.0 line in eight of their previous ten matchups. Betting Under on the Total market returns odds of -110.
The last three Orlando Magic games went over. Their record for the season is now 39-39 O/U. The Orlando Magic have gone 14-17 O/U in their most recent matchups against Central teams and 4-5 O/U in their last ten games overall.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 21-18 O/U away from home this season. In six of their last seven road games, the total went over. The total went over in no less than four of the last five road games for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In all, the Over is 6-4 across their past 10 contests.
Orlando Magic VS Cleveland Cavaliers Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Cleveland Cavaliers (+240) | Orlando Magic (-300)
- Against the spread (ATS): Cleveland Cavaliers +7.5 (-110) | Orlando Magic -7.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 223.0 (-110) | (-110)
Orlando Magic Form
Despite their recent 117-113 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Orlando Magic remain in a good shape. In the last 10 games, the hosts had a 6-4 record, and their home record in the last five games is 4-1.
The Orlando Magic are scoring 112.0 points on average in the NBA this season and 114.8 points at the Amway Center. The Orlando Magic defense has really kicked it into gear lately! Over their last five matches, they’ve held opponents to 109.4 points per game – much stingier than their season average of 114.0 PPG.
After 79 games, the playoff aspirations of the Orlando Magic have been dashed. The team will now focus their attention on the upcoming draft lottery. With 45 losses, they are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference and third in the Southeast Division.
Admiral Schofield, Jonathan Isaac are both out injured for the Orlando Magic.
Cleveland Cavaliers Form
The Cleveland Cavaliers have taken an impressive five wins out of six road games recently, improving their away record for the season to 19-21. Their last match ended 117-113 against the Orlando Magic.
The Cleveland Cavaliers average 112.4 points per contest, putting them near the middle of the pack among NBA teams for most points. With an elite defense in tow, the Cleveland Cavaliers can take to the road full of confidence. Their defensive record is right up there with the league’s best, allowing just 107.0 points on average.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have made it to the NBA playoffs following 80 regular season matches. Their objective now is to keep their fourth place in the Eastern Conference for the upcoming rounds.
Caris LeVert, Dylan Windler, Jarrett Allen, Darius Garland, Isaac Okoro are all carrying injuries going into the latest Cleveland Cavaliers game.
Orlando Magic VS Cleveland Cavaliers H2H history
The Cleveland Cavaliers were triumphant in the most recent matchup between these two teams, which was held at the Amway Center in April 2023. The encounter concluded in a 113-117 victory and went over the 223.0 total line. Based on the past ten contests of this series, the Cleveland Cavaliers should be confident. They took six victories over the Orlando Magic during this run, losing on only four occasions.
In their last ten contests, the Orlando Magic scored an average of 102.6 points per game, while the Cleveland Cavaliers conceded an average of 105.4 points.