Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/1/2014
Wednesday, April 2, 7:00 PM on FSOH, FSFL
Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
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The Cleveland Cavaliers were able to get off to a great start against the Orlando Magic the last time these two teams faced off and held on for the 101-93 win. The Magic only scored 11 points in the first quarter, but they were able to make it a game in the second half thanks to a 32-17 third quarter. Kyrie Irving and the Cavs were just too much for them, though, and Cleveland was able to get their sixth straight win.
Irving was once again the Cavaliers' top player, scoring 22 points, dishing out seven assists and getting seven rebounds in the win. Power forward Tristan Thompson also had a solid game by putting up 16 points and 14 rebounds. Luol Deng had 17 points and Tyler Zeller had 16.
Magic center Nikola Vucevic had a double-double in the loss, scoring 20 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Shooting guard Arron Afflalo was the game's top scorer with 23 points. The Magic had a few good performances, but their overall shooting percentage of 39.3 is the main reason why they lost this game.
The win helped the Cavs get a bit closer to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. That seemed almost an impossibility a few weeks before, but multiple winning streaks helped them catch up to a bunch of struggling teams in the East.
Cleveland is 16-22-0 ATS on the road this season
Cleveland is 19-18-1 against the over/under on the road this season
Orlando is 19-16-1 ATS at home this season
Orlando is 21-15-0 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/31/14 C Anderson Varejao Shoulder questionable
03/26/14 F Sergey Karasev Knee out indefinitely
03/25/14 G C.J. Miles Ankle out indefinitely
03/17/14 G Kyrie Irving Bicep out indefinitely
03/10/14 F Anthony Bennett Knee out indefinitely
01/28/14 G Carrick Felix Knee out indefinitely
03/31/14 G Jameer Nelson Teeth probable
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando
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