Cavaliers vs. Magic: How to Watch NBA Online, TV Channel, Live Stream Info, Game Time
through 3 quarters
Only a quarter more separates the Cleveland Cavaliers from the victory they were meant to achieve before tonight. Three quarters passed and their attack really knew how to impose its will, dominating the Orlando Magic 81-69.
Center Jarrett Allen has led the way so far for Cleveland, as he recorded a double-double with 17 points and ten rebounds in addition to two blocks. That makes for three straight games in which Allen took at least ten rebounds.
Forward Wendell Carter Jr. (13 points) and center Robin Lopez (13 points) were Orlando’s top scorers. Robin Lopez has to be careful though, as he’s struggling with four.
Orlando @ Cleveland
Current records: Orlando 4-16; Cleveland 9-10
What there is to know
The Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t won a game against the Orlando Magic since March 3, 2019, but they will look to end the drought last Saturday. Cleveland will face Orlando at 8 p.m. ET at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse after having had a few days off. Since both of these teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a bit of extra motivation ahead of this competition.
Looks like the Cavaliers had the smaller half of the triangle at Thanksgiving dinner. They were within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap last Wednesday as they lost 120-115 to the Phoenix Suns. Point guard Ricky Rubio didn’t really make a difference for Cleveland; Rubio played for 29 minutes with a 5v20 shot.
Meanwhile, it’s hard to imagine a worse loss than the 123-88 bruises Orlando suffered against the Chicago Bulls last Friday. Orlando was down 90-69 at the end of the third quarter which was just too hard to recover. Power forward Wendell Carter Jr. put in a good effort for the losing team as he released a double-double with 26 points and ten rebounds. That makes for three straight games in which Carter Jr. took at least ten rebounds. Carter Jr.’s points were the most he had all year.
The Cavaliers are the favorites in this one, with an expected margin of victory of 10 points. They might be worth trying their hand at ATS as they are currently on a two-game winning streak against ATS.
The losses put Cleveland at 9-10 and the Magic at 4-16. A few stats to keep in mind as you watch: Cleveland enters the game with the fewest fouls per game in the league at 16.1. On the other end of the spectrum, Orlando is the fifth-worst in the league in fouls per game, averaging 20.3. Keep an eye out for foul issues that are putting Orlando in a difficult position.
How to watch
- When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
- Or: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse – Cleveland, Ohio
- TV: Bally Sports Florida
- Online broadcast: fuboTV (Try free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- To follow: CBS Sports app
- Cost of the ticket: $ 17.85
The Cavaliers are a 10-point favorite against the Magic, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line drifted a bit towards the Cavaliers as the game opened with the Cavaliers as 7.5 point favorites.
Over / Under: -110
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History of the series
Cleveland and Orlando both have ten wins in their last 20 games.
- April 28, 2021 – Orlando 109 vs. Cleveland 104
- January 06, 2021 – Orlando 105 vs. Cleveland 94
- January 04, 2021 – Orlando 103 vs. Cleveland 83
- December 06, 2019 – Orlando 93 vs. Cleveland 87
- November 27, 2019 – Orlando 116 vs. Cleveland 104
- October 23, 2019 – Orlando 94 vs. Cleveland 85
- March 14, 2019 – Orlando 120 vs. Cleveland 91
- March 03, 2019 – Cleveland 107 v Orlando 93
- November 05, 2018 – Orlando 102 vs. Cleveland 100
- February 06, 2018 – Orlando 116 vs. Cleveland 98
- January 18, 2018 – Cleveland 104 vs. Orlando 103
- January 06, 2018 – Cleveland 131 vs. Orlando 127
- October 21, 2017 – Orlando 114 v Cleveland 93
- April 04, 2017 – Cleveland 122 v Orlando 102
- March 11, 2017 – Cleveland 116 v Orlando 104
- October 29, 2016 – Cleveland 105 v Orlando 99
- March 18, 2016 – Cleveland 109 v Orlando 103
- January 02, 2016 – Cleveland 104 v Orlando 79
- December 11, 2015 – Cleveland 111 v Orlando 76
- November 23, 2015 – Cleveland 117 v Orlando 103
Cleveland injury report
- Lamar Stevens: Game time decision (ankle)
- Collin Sexton: Out for the Season (knee)
Orlando injury report
- Michael Carter-Williams: Out (ankle)
- Cole Anthony: Out (ankle)
- E’Twaun Moore: out (knee)
- Markelle Fultz: Out (knee)
- Jonathan Isaac: out (knee)