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Cavaliers vs Magic Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Rematch in Orlando

The Cleveland Cavaliers (50-30) and the Orlando Magic (34-45) delivered a thrilling back-and-forth game on Tuesday with the Cavs winning 117-113. The two will meet for round two in Orlando on Thursday night.

Following Tuesday’s game, the Magic were eliminated from postseason contention while the Cavaliers clinched the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland is 2-2 and 1-2-1 against the spread (ATS) in the last four games. Orlando’s nine-game winning streak ATS was snapped on Tuesday. Which squad should we favor in NBA betting? Here’s everything you need to know.

Cavaliers vs Magic Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Cavaliers vs Magic Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Cavaliers Preparing for Postseason

Cleveland’s first-round matchup against the New York Knicks is official. The Cavaliers could look to rest their key players in the final two games of the regular season.

Guard Donovan Mitchell (28.3 points) should get some rest after four consecutive games with 40 or more points while recording 40 minutes in each game. Guard Darius Garland (21.6 points and 7.8 assists) and forward Evan Mobley (16.3 points and 9.1 rebounds) could also sit out in the final two games. Cleveland’s biggest priority should be making sure its best players are ready for a postseason run. NBA lines have the Cavs as the fourth choice to win the Eastern Conference (+1800).

Guard Caris LeVert (12.1 points) could be a big factor against the Magic. He should get more shots up if Cleveland’s top players are resting. LeVert scored 19 points while shooting five of six on 3-pointers against Orlando on Tuesday. Point props for LeVert could be one of the best NBA bets tonight.

Magic Building for Next Season

Orlando nearly cracked the Play-In Tournament after a late-season run. However, it had to be perfect in the final week of the regular season. The Magic’s final four games were against the Cavs twice, the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat. Orlando’s postseason hopes are over, but this season was not a failure.

Tuesday’s loss still had plenty of bright spots with forward Paolo Banchero (20 points) scoring 20 points and guard Markelle Fultz (14.2 points) totaling 23 points. Banchero has essentially won the Rookie of the Year Award as basketball odds’ heavy favorite. Fultz looks fully healthy and is flashing his high potential once again. He has reached 20 points in six games over the last month. Don’t be surprised if NBA odds view the Magic as a potential playoff team next season.

Orlando should have the upper hand in Thursday’s rematch with Cleveland potentially resting key players. The final three games of the regular season are still important for the Magic, as their young core can continue to improve. On Tuesday, Orlando shot 50.6% from the field and 10-of-23 on 3-pointers. However, the defense must improve after the Cavs shot 15-of-31 from beyond the arc.

Cavaliers vs Magic Game Injuries

Cavaliers vs Magic Head-to-Head

Cleveland is 5-1 and 3-2-1 ATS in the last six games against the Magic. However, Orlando is 3-1 outright and ATS in its last three home games against the Cavaliers.

Cavaliers vs Magic Game Information

  • Game: Cavaliers (50-30) vs Magic (34-45)
  • Location: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
  • Day/Time: Thursday, April 6, 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Cavaliers vs Magic Live stream: NBA Game Pass

Cavaliers vs Magic Betting Lines

Cavaliers vs Magic Picks and Prediction

The Magic have performed well at home against the Cavaliers over the last few seasons. Look for Orlando to get back to that in Thursday’s rematch. It would be a surprise if Cleveland plays its full lineup. At the minimum, Mitchell will likely rest. The Magic have been formidable over the last couple of weeks going 9-1 ATS. They are shooting 52.4% over the last three games. Favor Orlando on your NBA bet slip.

Cleveland is listed at +263 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Cavaliers, you have a chance to win $263. Orlando is -320, offering a chance to win $31 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Cleveland a 27.55% chance to win, with the Magic at 76.19%.

Cavaliers vs Magic Edge

Cavaliers vs Magic Results

Cavaliers vs Magic Game Summary

Cavaliers vs Magic Previous Game(Apr 4, 2023)

Banchero and Wagner have played well against the Cavaliers. However, Orlando averaged only 94 points in the last two meetings. Cleveland has a clear backcourt advantage. Donovan Mitchell has shot 44.4% on 3-pointers against the Magic this season. Plus, he is blazing hot with three consecutive 40-point games. Orlando ranks in the bottom half of allowed points per game and opponent shooting percentage. Take the NBA lines’ favorite, the Cavs.

Cavaliers vs Magic Game Summary

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