After the Orlando Magic surprised the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the two teams are set to do battle once again when they square off in Cleveland on Friday night.

Bet the Magic at Cavaliers

The Magic shocked the Cavs in Game 1 of this best of seven series, beating Cleveland 107-106 on its home floor. Orlando covered the 8.5-point spread while the 184 total sailed over.

Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.COM have made the Cavaliers 9-point favorites for Game 2 and have set the over/under total at 187. Cleveland has been listed as a favorite for every postseason game this year.

While looking at the trends, Orlando has amazing numbers against Cleveland. The Magic are 6-0 against the spread versus the Cavs over the last three seasons and is 10-1 against the number over the last three seasons.

We loved the Magic in Game 1 and like them even more in Game 2. We don’t see another straight up victory for Orlando, but giving a team nine points when it has already proven it can hang with its opponent is a gift. We love the Magic to cover the spread on Friday night.

Our free pick for this Eastern Conference playoff matchup is the Magic +9.

Bet the Magic at Cavaliers

Posted: 5/22/09 12:01AM ET

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