Cavaliers & Magic Offensive Production Enough to Push OVER in Orlando

Jordan Sharp

Saturday, January 6, 2018 3:26 PM UTC

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 3:26 PM UTC

The betting lines on the TOTAL score look to be a little soft for the Cavaliers trip to Orlando.

NBA Picks: OVER 221 ½
Best Lines at Pinnacle Sports (-104)[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3263964, "sportsbooksIds":[238,19,999991,999996,180], "LineTypeId":3, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]

Cavaliers vs. Magic

The Cavaliers have lost three of their last four games SU, and they are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games. However, they are up against one of the worst teams in the NBA this season, who is without their starting center.

With Nikola Vucevic and several other Magic players ruled out or questionable for this one, the Orlando defense is going to be non-existent against this Cavs team.

Even though Cleveland is trying more to integrate Isaiah Thomas into the offense, they are going to start having more success on that end of the floor any time now.

However, the Cavs’ defense is still suspect. While it is getting better lately, 107.2 points per game this season, and while Cleveland has cashed the under in four of their last five games, tonight they should be met with little resistance.

The Magic are giving up more than 110 points per game this season, and 108 at home. Without the Magic’s starting center, the Cavs are going to feast on the inside in this one.

On top of all this, the Magic beat up on the Cavs earlier in the season in their first meeting, so the payback factor is definitely in play tonight. I see Orlando getting more than 100 points, while the Cavs drop about 120 in what should be a fast-paced game.

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