The Orlando Magic and the Cleveland Cavaliers will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at Quicken Loans Arena in the opening game of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cavaliers listed as 8½-point favorites versus the Magic, while the game’s total is sitting at 184.
The Magic defeated Boston 101-82 as a 3-point underdog in Game 7 of their second-round series on Sunday. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (187).
Hedo Turkoglu scored 25 points and dished out 12 assists for Orlando, while Dwight Howard had 12 points and 16 rebounds.
LeBron James had 27 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists to lead the Cavaliers past the Hawks 84-74 to sweep their second-round series 4-0 last time out.
Cleveland covered as 9.5-point road favorites as the game played under the 180-point total set by oddsmakers.
Orlando: 59-23 SU, 49-32-1 ATS
Cleveland: 66-16 SU, 49-33 ATS
Orlando most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Orlando are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 9-1
After a win are 9-1
A few trends to consider:
Orlando is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Orlando is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando’s last 5 games
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 20-1 SU in its last 21 games at home
Cleveland is 11-1 ATS in its last 12 games
Orlando at Cleveland, Friday, May 22
Cleveland home to Orlando, Friday, May 22