After soundly beating the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, the Orlando Magic look to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals when they take on the Cavs Tuesday night.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.COM have made the Magic 1.5-point underdogs on their home court Sunday night. The over/under total for tonight’s game has been set at 187.5.
The Magic have a stellar 12-1 record against the spread versus the Cavs over the last three seasons. Orlando is also 17-7 straight up against Cleveland over the last three seasons, which is intriguing considering the Magic are 1.5-point underdogs entering Tuesday night’s contest.
In this series, Orlando is 3-0 against the spread vs. Cleveland and have beaten the Cavs straight up in two contests. The over has also covered in two of the three games, with the under covering in Game 3 in Orlando.
While the Magic have dominated the Cavs so far this season, we’re not ready to bet against LeBron James tonight. Don’t forget how well Cleveland has played this season and while they could very easily be down 3-0 right now if it weren’t for James’ buzzer-beater in Game 2, we trust that Cleveland will even up the series tonight.
Our free pick for this Eastern Conference Finals playoff game is the Cavaliers –1.5.
Posted: 5/26/09 2:00PM ET