Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 12/25/2014
Friday, December 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Amway Center in Orlando
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The Cleveland Cavaliers will be heading out on the road on Friday to face the Orlando Magic, who have lost six out of their last eight games.
The Cavs and the Magic played each other for the first time this year in late November, when Cleveland was able to pull off a 106-74 home win. The Cavs forced 17 turnovers in that game and were able to hold the Magic to a low 36.3 field goal percentage.
Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has averaged 17.6 points and seven assists in his nine career games against the Magic, while center Anderson Varejao has scored 7.3 points per game against them with 7.3 rebounds per game. Superstar small forward LeBron James has faced Orlando 40 times in his career, averaging 26.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game against them.
On Tuesday night, the Magic played solid defense against the Boston Celtics and came away with a 100-95 home win. They made seven of their 18 three-point attempts in that win while holding Boston to a low 38.8 field goal percentage.
Through 31 games this season, the Magic are near the bottom of the league in both scoring and assists per game. Small forward Tobias Harris has a solid 18.2 PER right now by averaging a team-high 18.6 points per game while also pulling down 7.2 rebounds per game.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
Cleveland Cavaliers are 11-16-0 Against the Spread
Cleveland Cavaliers are 11-15-0 against the Over/Under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
Orlando Magic are 17-14-0 Against the Spread
Orlando Magic are 14-17-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/24/14 C Anderson Varejao Achilles out for season
11/16/14 F Aaron Gordon Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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