Cavs vs. Magic Monday Prediction
A pair of 4-2 teams meet in Orlando on Monday night when the Magic host the Cavs at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will Orlando improve to 5-2 and also covered as a 5-point home favorite or is Cleveland the better play as the underdog?
575 Cleveland Cavs (+5) at 576 Orlando Magic (-5); o/u N/A
7:00 p.m. ET, Monday, January 4, 2021
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
Cleveland Cavs DFS Spin
Collin Sexton scored 27 points on Saturday, making 10-of-18 shots, 5-of-5 free throws and two triples in 36 minutes. It wasn't the "Sexland" show on Saturday as Darius Garland struggled. But Sexton put the Cavs on his back, pushing the Cavs to a 96-91 win over the Hawks. He lacked in rebounds (two) and assists (three), but did have three swipes on the night. If he can pick it up in those two categories, he could end up providing top-40 value, which wouldn't be bad considering his ADP was 81.6 in Yahoo leagues.
Orlando Magic DFS Spin
Nikola Vucevic shot 13-of-21 from the field in Saturday’s loss to the Thunder, finishing with 30 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes. Vucevic hit the 30-point mark for the first time this season, but it came in a losing effort. Another positive for the big fella is that, after beginning the season in a bit of a slump he’s shot 53.3% or better in each of Orlando’s last three games. Vucevic, who’s currently providing second-round value in 9-cat, is one of the best centers in fantasy basketball (and the NBA in general).
Cavs vs. Magic Betting Prediction
The Cavs failed to cover in seven of their last 10 meetings with the Magic overall but they have been profitable in Orlando, covering 10 times in their 14 trips to the Amway Center. The Cavs have also cashed in four of their last five games as an underdog, in eight of their last 11 road games and in five of their last seven games coming off a win.
On the other side, the Magic are 0-8-1 against the spread in their last nine home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600 and are 0-4-1 against the number in their last five games when facing a team with a win percentage above .600. They’re just 2-13-1 at the betting window in their last 16 home games when facing a team with a winning road record as well.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: CLEVELAND CAVS +5