Cavaliers Host Deciding Game 7 Today


The Cleveland Cavaliers host the Orlando Magic today in a deciding Game 7 in their first-round NBA playoff series. The series is tied at 3-3 after Orlando won at home 103-96. Paolo Banchero scored 27 points to lead the Magic. Donovan Mitchell had 50 for the Cavaliers, but the Cavaliers shot just 7-of-28 from three-point range and ultimately lost.

Cavaliers Host Deciding Game 7 Today
Donovan Mitchell scored 45 points in Game 6, but it wasn’t enough to beat Orlando.

In the series so far, the home team has won every game. The Cavaliers won the first two games of the series at home. The Magic took the next two in Orlando. History is on the side of the Cavaliers. Home teams in a Game 7 after losing Game 6 on the road 14-2 SU and 9-7 ATS. Plus, Cleveland owns an 8-1 SU home record against Orlando in the last nine meetings at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. 

Cavaliers & Game 7 History

The Cavaliers do have some Game 7 history. Cleveland has played in seven Game 7s in franchise history. The Cavaliers are 5-2 in those seven games. The last time the Cavs played a first-round Game 7 was in 2018 when they faced the Indiana Pacers. Cleveland won the game and went on to play in another Game 7 on the road in Boston in the Eastern Conference finals. 

The Cavs won that game too and made the NBA Finals. They were swept in four games by the Golden State Warriors. That 2017-18 team featured LeBron James before his move to Los Angeles. The Cavaliers are built much different now.

Cavaliers Host Deciding Game 7 Today
The Cavaliers are 5-2 in Game 7s in franchise history.

Since 1947, there have been 148 Game 7s in the NBA postseason. Seven of those Game 7s needed an overtime period to produce a winner. One of those seven even went to double overtime before a winner was declared. Are the Cavaliers and Magic in store for that type of game today?

So far in the series, four of the six games have gone Under the total. Today’s total is just 195.5. Orlando has covered the last four games in a row. Five of the six games have been decided by seven or more points. Only one game – Game 5 – was decided by one possession (104-103). The Cavaliers are favored by 3.5 today.

Picks Database Full of Cavaliers Picks

The Sports Hub members area has almost a dozen picks already for today’s Cavaliers-Magic game. You can visit the picks database at any time and see which of our handicappers has picks for any game. Several of our top cappers like Knup Sports and Bobby Babowski have picks for today’s game in Cleveland. 

Speaking of Knup Sports, they were one of our Top 5 yesterday. Sports Hub expert Randall Dickelman led the way with a huge day followed by MMA Prime, a Sports Hub exclusive MMA handicapper. 

Let’s take a look.

  • Top dog: Randall Dickelman went 12-1 yesterday and brought home $925 in profits. What a day! He’s now second on the 3-day leaderboard ($1340) and he’s our No. 1 NHL capper over the past seven days.
Cavaliers Host Deciding Game 7 Today
Randall tops the 3-day leaderboard.
  • Second dog: MMA Prime missed just one of 15 MMA picks yesterday. That resulted in $870 added to the bankroll. Over the last 30 days, MMA Prime is up $3210. That ranks No. 2 overall.
  • Dog 3: SWJ Sports put 21 picks in the system yesterday, a combination of baseball and MMA picks. A 13-8 performance led to profits of $625!
  • Knup dog: Knup Sports had another great performance yesterday, going 9-3 and earning $526. Knup hit its only NBA pick and only NHL pick and went 7-3 on 10 MLB picks. 
  • Gino dog: Gino De Luca hit all five of his picks yesterday. A perfect 5-0 that added $500 to the wallet. Gino had two picks on the Inter Miami soccer match yesterday and Lionel Messi and company came through.

Saturday Recap – What a Day

There were some outstanding sports performances yesterday. We had an NHL Game 7, the Kentucky Derby, and a big-time boxing match. Add in a Saturday full of runs in MLB and there is no doubt sports fans everywhere were happy.

Here’s what happened yesterday.

  • Photo finish: At 18-1, Mystik Dan just edged out Sierra Leone to win the 150th Kentucky Derby. Favorite Fierceness finished 15th in the field of 20 horses. There is still no winner from Gate No. 17 in the Kentucky Derby.
  • Boston advances: It was about as dramatic as it could have been. Boston and Toronto went to Game 7 yesterday. After three periods, the Bruins and Maple Leafs were tied at 1-1. In overtime, leading scorer David Pastrnak hit the game-winner 1:54 into the period. Boston advances to face Florida in the conference semifinals.
  • Canelo wins: Canelo Alvarez knocked down Jaime Munguia in the fourth round and then went on to earn a unanimous decision. Alvarez maintains his super middleweight title. 
  • TWolves pull upset: Minnesota won Game 1 of its conference semifinals series with Denver. Anthony Edwards put up a career playoff-high 43 points as the TWolves stole Game 1 106-99.
  • Runs, runs, and more runs: Five MLB teams plated at least 11 runs yesterday. The Dodgers beat Atlanta 11-2. San Diego beat Arizona 13-1. Texas won 15-4 over Kansas City. Philadelphia beat San Francisco 14-3 and Oakland put up 20, yes 20 runs, in a 20-4 victory over Miami.

Cavaliers-Magic Game 7 Tops Sunday Schedule

The Cleveland Cavaliers host Game 7 today beginning at 1 p.m. ET. They will face the Orlando Magic and the winner will move on to face the top-seeded Boston Celtics. Today is another full day of sporting events. 

We’ll finish the CJ Cup in Texas. The Madrid Open men’s final is today. Sunday means another NASCAR race and there is more UFL football today. All 30 MLB teams are in action too. 

Here’s a look at today’s schedule.

  1. It’s Game 7: If you didn’t know by now…the Cavaliers and Magic tip off at 1 p.m. ET in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series.
  2. Sunday baseball: It’s Sunday afternoon baseball all day long. All 30 MLB teams play. San Francisco visits Philadelphia in tonight’s Sunday Night Baseball game.
  3. CJ Cup Byron Nelson: Taylor Pendrith holds a one-shot lead heading into today’s fourth and final round of play. Jake Knapp is currently second. Both golfers tee off at 1 p.m. today.
  1. Madrid Open: Iga Swiatek captured the women’s title and Andrey Rublev will take on Felix Auger-Aliassime later today in the men’s final.
  2. AdventHealth 400: Sunday’s at this time of year mean NASCAR. Today’s NASCAR Cup Series event is the AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway. Christopher Bell will start in the pole.
  3. Sunday football: The UFL’s Week 6 continues with Michigan facing the winless Arlington Renegades (0-5). San Antonio plays D.C. in today’s other game. Birmingham remained unbeaten with a 39-21 win over Memphis yesterday. St. Louis moved to 5-1 with a 22-8 win over Houston (1-5).
  4. Another Game 7: Vegas heads to Dallas to take on the Stars in Game 7 of their first-round NHL playoff series. Carolina heads to New York to face the Rangers in Game 1 of their conference semifinal series.
  5. Top tier soccer: Fans and bettors get more elite soccer today with matches in the Premier League, Bundesliga, LaLiga, Serie A, and MLS. New York City FC hosts the Colorado Rapids and the Seattle Sounders are at home against the LA Galaxy in MLS action today.

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