The Cavaliers have home court advantage in this 7-game series and they are better than a 6-1 favorite in NBA betting to win this series.NBA odds have Cleveland a nine point favorite in Game 1 with a total of 184.5. Game 1 on Wednesday can be seen on TNT television and the Cavaliers will be a popular choice for gamblers who wager on NBA odds. The Cavaliers almost never lose at home so they are a deserving favorite in NBA betting. The trends though are in favor of Orlando when it comes to NBA odds. The Magic have won eight of the past eleven games against Cleveland and they are 3-1 in their last four games in Cleveland as NBA odds stats show.
This NBA betting series will be focused on two superstar players. The Cavaliers have LeBron James while the Magic have Dwight Howard. The supporting cast might be better for Cleveland though. The Cavaliers have a number of players with experience including Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Anderson Vaerjao who played in the NBA Finals two years ago. Ilgauskas will be have the task of handling Howard and that should be interesting to watch
If the Magic are to win this series in NBA odds they will need either Rashard Lewis or Hedo Turkoglu to step up and support Howard. Lewis has a favorable matchup and it could be time for him to shine in this NBA betting series.
Cleveland has the best record in the league during the regular season and they are unbeaten in the playoffs. That is just one reason they are favored in NBA odds. Keep in mind though that some of the NBA odds trends are in the favor or Orlando. The Magic are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. the Central Division. The Magic are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games as a road underdog.
The Cavaliers are 6-0 against the NBA odds in their last 6 Conference Finals games. The Cavaliers are 11-0-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Cavaliers are 18-4-1 against the NBA odds in their last 23 playoff games as a favorite.
The Under is 7-2 in Orlando’s last 9 games as a road underdog. The Under is 22-8 in Orlando’s last 30 overall. The Under is 6-1 vs. the NBA odds in the Cavaliers last 7 playoff games as a favorite.
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