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Magic vs Cavaliers Prediction, Odds and NBA Picks Saturday, April 20

The NBA playoffs tip off for the Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday afternoon.

We have NBA expert picks for the big game, where the Cavaliers are favored to take a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference first-round series.

Magic vs Cavaliers Prediction, Odds and NBA Picks Saturday, April 20
Magic vs Cavaliers Prediction, Odds and NBA Picks Saturday, April 20


Magic vs Cavaliers Game Information

  • Game: Magic vs Cavaliers
  • Date/Time: April 20, 1 p.m. ET
  • Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland
  • Magic vs Cavaliers Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


The Cavaliers are -4½ favorites to start the series with a win against the Magic, who are 18-23 on the road.

The NBA playoff game comes with a total of 207½, and it can be viewed on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN.


Magic vs Cavaliers Head-to-Head


Magic vs Cavaliers Odds and Spreads


  • The Magic are 32-11 ATS with equal rest.
  • The Magic are 33-19 in conference games.
  • The under is 28-15 when the Magic play on equal rest.
  • The under is 44-37-1 in all Magic games.
  • The Cavaliers are 18-13-2 ATS after a loss.
  • The Cavaliers 18-21-1 ATS at home.
  • The over is 19-12 when the Cavaliers are home favorites.
  • The under is 19-14 following a Cavaliers loss.


Magic vs Cavaliers Over/Under Pick: Over 207½

NBA betting online markets have the total at 207½, and we can’t help but lock in the over.

The Magic scored 113 points when beating the Bucks in their most recent game and the Cavaliers allowed 120 points against the Hornets.

There are enough points in the Magic and Cavaliers to see the total get smashed, and that was evident during the regular season.

They scored over 207½ points in three of their four meetings, so we’re happy to lock in the line at our sportsbook, and it’s one of the better bets of the opening round of playoff games.



Magic vs Cavaliers ATS Pick: Cavaliers -4½

It wasn’t an easy decision, but the Cavaliers get the nod with home court advantage.

They lost their most recent home meeting against the Magic, but we expect them to bounce back and take a lead in the best-of-seven series.

Sport betting markets are right to have the Cavaliers at -4½, and it’s largely down to them having Donovan Mitchell.

He averages 26.6 points per game, and if he’s anywhere near his best, the Magic might not be able to keep up.

There is more depth and experience with the Cavs as well, and in the playoffs, that’s a big asset to have.



Magic vs Cavaliers Player Prop Pick: Donovan Mitchell Over 25½ Points

We’re including Donovan Mitchell in our NBA player prop picks, as he’s the most dynamic player on the floor.

His points total is lower because our sportsbook expects a low scoring contest, but we think the Cavaliers could score plenty of points.

A large portion of those should come from Mitchell, who scored 33 points against the Pacers in his most recent game.

That gives us every reason to include him in our NBA picks.

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Magic vs Cavaliers Prediction

Cleveland Cavaliers 110, Orlando Magic 102



Questions Of The Day

Are the Cavaliers a good bet at home?

The Cavaliers are 26-15 at home, so they have been a profitable bet at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

What is the best NBA player prop bet?

Donovan Mitchell to be top scorer in the Magic-Cavaliers game is our best NBA prop bet for Saturday’s game.

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