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Orlando Magic at Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview

In the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association, the Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers are set to square off on Tuesday. This is Game 5 of the best of 7 series between the fourth and fifth seeds.

The Orlando Magic went 47-35 during the regular season. The Magic finished fifth in the Eastern Conference, just behind Cleveland. Orlando won their regular season finale over Milwaukee, which allowed them to stay out of the play-in game. Orlando lost the first two games on the road in this series.

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished with a 48-34 record. The Cavaliers fell in their regular season finale, but they kept their home court advantage for round one. Cleveland looked good with back to back wins in the first two games. The Cavaliers have been smoked in the last two games in Orlando.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are -4.5 at home over the Orlando Magic. The total for this affair is set at 200.5.

Magic Back in the Series

What a difference heading home made for the Orlando Magic. After scoring 83 and 86 in the first two games, the Magic scored 121 and 112 in the next two games. Now Orlando has moved this series to a beat of 3, starting in Game 5.

In the Game 4 win, the Magic used Franz Wagner for a game high 34 points. He also ripped down 13 rebounds, as the best player on the court. The Magic saw four other guys score double digits, with Paolo Banchero settling in with just 9 in the game.

Banchero was the top scorer for Orlando during the regular season. The former Duke star scored 22.6 points per game, dished out 5.4 assists, and ripped down 6.9 rebounds per game. The Magic as a team scored 110.5 points per game, but were known more for their defense.

Cleveland Struggling in Back to Back Games

The Cleveland Cavaliers did not play their best basketball late in the season. It was a pleasant surprise to see them start the series with back to back blowout wins. Now, the Cavaliers are looking for answers. The Cavaliers were beat by an average of 30.5 points per game in Orlando.

The Cavaliers saw Donovan Mitchell go 5 for 14 and finish with just 18 points in the loss. Jarrett Allen was the top scorer. Allen scored 21 points and ripped down 9 rebounds in the game. Cleveland during the regular season scored 26.6 points per game, and dished out 6.1 assists per game.

The winner of this series will move to the second round and battle the winner of the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. Boston won Game 3 on the road in Miami over the weekend to take a 2-1 series lead.

Cavaliers Grab Home Win

What a series this has been so far. The home team has dominated this series. We like that to continue in this game. The Cavaliers are back home, and are going to want to get back on track. Orlando was poor on the road in the first two games.

While they may be a bit better here, they are not going to be enough to cover or win this game. The final bet for this game is the Cleveland Cavaliers -4.5 over the Orlando Magic. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your NBA Betting!

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