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NBA Predictions: Are Magic and Cavaliers going to exceed total? 1/18/18

Is the total set high enough tonight when the Orlando Magic take on the host Cleveland Cavaliers at 7PM ET?

Who Oddsmakers Like: Cleveland. According to oddsmakers at, the Cavaliers are 11-point favorites on the spread line. The total is set at 226 points. Cleveland opened as a 10.5-point fave, while the over-under has gone up from 225.

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Who the Public Likes: Cleveland. As of Thursday morning, 54 percent of public bets have come in on the Cavaliers.

Injury Report: Magic guard Aaron Afflalo is facing a possible suspension for throwing a punch last game and is questionable tonight. Marreese Speights missed the last game tending to a personal matter and is questionable tonight. Nikola Vucevic is out until late February with a broken hand. Jonathan Isaac is out indefinitely with an ankle injury. Terrence Ross is out indefinitely with a sprained MCL. For the Cavaliers, Derrick Rose is expected to return tonight from a sprained ankle. Iman Shumpert is out until late January as he recovers from arthroscopic knee surgery.

Who the Trends Like: Orlando is 5-15-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings overall and 2-7-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Cleveland. The under is 7-2 in the last nine meetings in Cleveland.

Who We Like: The last meeting between these two teams in Orlando on Jan. 6 ended in a 131-127 shootout in favor of the Cavaliers. Orlando is awful defensively and plays up-tempo, while the Cavs can score with anyone but has struggled defensively all season. This has the makings of another meeting where the scoreboard lights up and the total goes over.



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