|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NBAThe Orlando Magic will play in a Friday night game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando's Amway Center.
Orlando is currently 30-18, making them the third best team in the Eastern conference. Cleveland is 17-27 and is four and a half games out of a playoff spot in the East.
This is the second time these two teams have competed against each other this year. The Magic won 102-94 on February 3 in Orlando during the first game.
The Orlando Magic last played on Wednesday when they beat the Phoenix Suns 103-93. The Magic have especially been playing strong without worries as star player Dwight Howard announced that he is willing to play with the Magic next season instead of getting out of his contract early. Howard leads the Magic in several statistical categories with 21.1 points, 14.8 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.5 steals per game.
Jason Richardson has returned from an injury to help the Magic out. However, his stats have been relatively weak in recent games. He went 0-7 in field goals against Phoenix on Wednesday. Richardson is averaging 11.5 points in each game, making him third on the Magic.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are currently two games away from matching their win total from last season. However, the Cavs have gone 1-4 in their previous couple of games. Their most recent game was a 103-102 overtime loss to Atlanta on Wednesday.
Kyrie Irving is in the middle of a strong rookie season with the Cavaliers. He is the team leader with a current scoring average of 19. He was even one rebound and one assist off of a triple-double on Wednesday against Atlanta. He scored 29 points during that game.
Looking at the NBA odds, the Orlando Magic is the clear favorite to win this game. The Magic are -9 favorites. The over/under for the game is currently at 193. The game does not have any moneyline bets available at this time. The Magic are clearly favored but the Cavaliers are going to try and get back on the winning side of things.