These are two of the top three teams in the Eastern Conference along with Boston and this will be an important early season NBA betting matchup.
Basketball betting may favor Orlando in this game but the situation does not. The Cavaliers have not played since last Friday when they beat the Knicks so they come into this basketball betting game well rested. Orlando on the other hand had to play last night at Charlotte in NBA betting. Back to back situations are never easy in the NBA so the edge in terms of rest goes to Cleveland although many of the trends in this game point to Orlando.
What helps Orlando in this game is that they have done very well in the series against Cleveland. The Magic have won 7 of the last 10 games outright against the Cavaliers and they are a super 9-1 against the basketball betting odds.
Keep in mind that this is a revenge game in basketball betting for Cleveland since they were eliminated last year in the playoffs by the Magic. Orlando won all three of their home games in that series and covered the basketball betting pointspread each time. Two of the three games in that series went over the NBA betting total.
You might wonder what happened during the regular season a year ago when these teams met. The Magic won both games at home against the Cavaliers and neither game was close in basketball betting. The Magic won 116-87 and 99-88. Cleveland did win at home but didn’t cover the basketball betting pointspread in a 97-93 win.
Cleveland comes into this game a disappointing 4-3 on the season and 3-4 against the NBA betting number. The Cavs have already lost twice at home this season which matches their total from all of last year. Cleveland is still solid on defense as they are 4th in the league as basketball betting stats show but their offense other than LeBron James has been weak. Orlando has been solid as usual this season with Dwight Howard leading the way. The Magic have been in the Top 10 in scoring this season as basketball betting stats show.
This should be an excellent basketball betting matchup on Wednesday between two of the top teams in the NBA.