Cavaliers vs. Magic Pick
Who Oddsmakers Like: Cleveland. According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Cavaliers are listed as a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 225.5 points. Cleveland opened as a 7-point favorite, while the over-under has gone up from 221.
Who the Public Likes: Cleveland. As of Tuesday afternoon, 53 percent of public bets have sided with the visiting Cavaliers.
Injury Report: Cavs forward Kevin Love is out until late April with a fractured hand. For the Magic, forward Aaron Gordon has a hip injury and will be out again tonight. Jonathan Isaac is out indefinitely with an ankle injury. Nikola Vucevic is out until late February with a broken hand. Terrence Ross is out indefinitely with a sprained MCL and tibia fracture.
Who the Trends Like: Cleveland is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 meetings in Orlando and 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings overall. The over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Orlando.
Who We Like: The Cavaliers looked horrendous in their last game, a 120-88 home loss versus the Rockets. Tonight is a much easier matchup at the Magic, but this spread still seems too high on the road. Cleveland hasn't won a road game by at least seven points until Dec. 17. Don't expect them to find their magic in Orlando tonight.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: ORLANDO MAGIC +6.5