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2008 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks

May 24, 2009

24

Cleveland at Orlando

Sunday 05/24 08:35 PM Eastern

5 units on Game Total UNDER 190 -110 (risk 5 to return 5)  RESULT: win

5 units on 1st ½ Total UNDER 95 -110 (risk 5 to return 5)  RESULT: win

The Cavs were looking down the barrel of 0-2 in the series until LeBron James hit a miracle 3-pointer to bring the Cavs back from the dead. That shot cost us a bundle as it killed our UNDER pick (by a point) and our +520 moneyline pick on the Magic straight-up. Now the Cavs head to Orlando with desparation still peaking. They can't feel good about that win as the odds were very heavily stacked against them with 1.0 seconds left. What will this desparation cause? Defense. This team is an ordinary offensive team outside of LeBron James, but on the defensive end, they have been the best the NBA has to offer all season long. And, you can expect them to rachett that up a notch in game three. On top of that, we again have excellent value on this total thanks to back-to-back OVERs. Game one had a total of 184.5 and this game has one posted 6 points higher. The Cavs did a much better job in the paint in game two, holding Orlando down. That will again be a priority for the Cavs here. The Magic are certainly no strangers to defense themselves, having played 22 of their last 32 games to the UNDER. With the series tied, and this being a very pivitol game, I expect both teams to give their best defensive effort of the series to date. The Cavs have played 16 of their last 23 playoff games on the road to the UNDER. The Magic are also 26-10 to the UNDER in their last 36 as a home favorite and the Cavs are now 28-13-1 to the UNDER off one day rest. Orlando has gone UNDER in 21 of the last 30 games they have played vs. teams that score 100+ ppg. Following two straight OVERs this season, the Cavs are 22-10 UNDER and Orlando is 21-7 UNDER. One way to go here.

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