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Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

The first round of the NBA Play-offs gets underway today and will feature an Eastern Conference matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Orlando Magic on ESPN. This game is scheduled to start at 1:00 PM ET and will be played at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Orlando Magic finished the regular season with a record of 47-35, earning the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference.

On the other side, the Cleveland Cavaliers ended the regular season with a record of 48-34, claiming the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference and with that, home court advantage in the first round.

Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers betting picks and predictions

Over 206.5 Total Points (-110)

For our main prediction in this game between the Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers, we will be targeting over 206.5 total points to be scored.

The Magic averaged 110.5 points per game this season, however that ranked them only 24th in the NBA.

As for their defense, they allowed an average of 108.4 points per game, the fourth-ranked defense in the league.

As for the Cavaliers, they averaged 112.6 points per game, which ranked 20th in the NBA. Defensively, the Cavaliers allowed an average of 110.2 points per game, which ranked seventh in the league.

Despite both teams being near the bottom half of the league in offense and inside the top 10 in defense, when they play each other, points tend to be scored at a high rate.

In the four games this season between the Magic and Cavaliers, the over has cashed in three of them. That includes total scores of 232, 225, and 225 with the one under being 198 total points.

Given that the Magic and Cavaliers have a history this season of scoring points against each other, backing over 206.5 total points (-110) will be our best bet for Game 1.  

Cole Anthony Over 6.5 Points (-125)

Our first player prop will focus on Cole Anthony from the Orlando Magic to go over his points prop of 6.5.

Anthony is averaging 11.6 points per game this season, the fourth most on the Magic team. Further, in four games against the Cavaliers this season, Anthony posted totals of 19, 8, 5, and 13, for an average of 11.3 points per game against them.

Because Anthony has played consistently well against the Cavaliers this season, backing him to go over 6.5 points (-125) will be one of our best bets.

Darius Garland Over 16.5 Points (-125)

The second of our player props will target Darius Garland from the Cleveland Cavaliers to go over his points prop of 16.5.

Garland averaged 18 points per game in the regular season, the second best scoring option on the Cavaliers.

More importantly, in three games this season against the Magic this season, Garland averaged 26.7 points per game with totals of 26, 36, and 18 points.

Given that Garland has played some of his best games this season against the Magic, backing him to go over 16.5 points (-125) will be another one of our best bets.

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Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers odds

Orlando Magic

+155

Cleveland Cavaliers

-185

Spread

Cleveland -4.5

Total Points

O/U 206.5

Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers player props

Player Points

Cole Anthony

O/U 6.5

Paolo Banchero

O/U 21.5

Franz Wagner

O/U 19.5

Jarrett Allen

O/U 15.5

Donovan Mitchell

O/U 25.5

Darius Garland

O/U 16.5

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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