Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic Prediction 4/25/2024

The Cleveland Cavaliers (48-34) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (47-35) on Thursday, April 25th. This game will be played at Kia Center in Orlando and televised on NBA. The Cavaliers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Magic are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Magic. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Cavaliers vs Magic

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Despite a strong first quarter from the Cavaliers, the Magic were able to keep things close in the 2nd and 3rd quarters of the most recent game of this series. However, the Cavaliers pulled away in the 4th quarter, outscoring the Magic 21-16 in the final period. Cleveland came into the game as 5.5-point favorites and covered the spread with their 96-86 win. The game also fell well short of the over/under line of 205.5 points.

The Cavaliers defense held the Magic to just 36.2% shooting and 9 made threes. Cleveland’s offense wasn’t great either, as they shot just 41.5% from the field and made 12 threes. Donovan Mitchell led the Cavaliers with 23 points, and Paolo Banchero had 21 points for the Magic.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

This season, the Cavaliers are averaging 112.6 points per game, which is 21st in the league. Their scoring average at home is 113.7 points per game but just 110.8 on the road. Looking at their field goal percentage, they are 12th in the NBA, at 47%.

Donovan Mitchell is averaging 28.8 points per game over his last four games on a field goal percentage of 47.1%. In these games, he hit 3.5 threes per game. For the season, he is averaging 26.6 points and 6.1 assists. Jarrett Allen has averaged 18.2 points and 13.6 rebounds in his last five games.

Magic Offense Breakdown

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Orlando is 20th in the NBA in home scoring at 112.6 points per game. Overall, they are 27th in the league at 110.5 points per contest. Looking at their pace, the Magic are 26th in the league, averaging 96.6 possessions per game. The Magic are last in the league in three-point attempts and 28th in three-point makes.

Paolo Banchero is averaging 22.6 points per game over his last five games on a shooting percentage of 42.1%. In these games, he also averaged 8.4 rebounds and 5.6 assists. Over his last four games, Franz Wagner is averaging 21.2 points and 6.2 rebounds. Jalen Suggs is averaging 12.8 points in his last five games but has hit just 25% of his threes in that stretch.

Cavaliers Team Defense

So far this season, the Cavaliers defense has been solid, ranking 7th in the league at 109.6 points per game. They have been even better on the road, giving up just 109.9 points per game away from home, which is 4th in the NBA. Over their last five games, Cleveland has been even better, ranking 2nd in the league at 101.4 points per game.

One area where the Cavaliers have been strong is in preventing opponents from making threes. On the season, Cleveland is 10th in three-point shooting percentage allowed at 36.7%. Over their last five games, they have been even better, ranking 5th in three-point shooting percentage allowed at 33.3%.

Overall, opponents have scored less than their season average in 65.9% of games vs. Cleveland. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, the Cavs are 4th in the NBA at 46.2%.

Magic Team Defense

When it comes to defense, the Orlando Magic are one of the best units in the league, allowing just 108.2 points per game (4th). At home, they have been even better, giving up just 105.0 points per game (2nd).

Over their last five games, the Magic have been even stingier, allowing just 104.6 points per game (5th). During that stretch, they have been particularly good at defending the three-point line, holding opponents to just 33.9% shooting from beyond the arc.

On the season, opponents have been held under their season average in 72.0% of games vs. Orlando. In terms of three-point shooting, opponents have made fewer threes than their season average in 65.9% of games vs. the Magic.

Key Players For The Cavaliers And Magic

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Donovan Mitchell is set to be the main scorer for the Cavaliers, recording 26 points and shooting 9/19 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 26.6 points per game, in addition to 5.1 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Paolo Banchero to be the top scorer for the Magic. Our projection has him finishing the game with 23, and he is expected to secure 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 45.5% and is averaging 22.6 points per contest.

Cavaliers vs Magic Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Cavaliers have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 105 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last three games at home, the Magic have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 94 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Cavaliers have a straight up record of 0-5 and an ATS mark of 1-4.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Orlando has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 5-5 straight up.

Cavaliers vs Magic Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +2.5, we recommend going with the Cavaliers on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 198.5, and our model predicts the Cavaliers and Magic to score a combined 218 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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