cavaliers vs magic nba prediction

NBA Cleveland Cavaliers vs Magic Prediction 12/11/2023

The Cleveland Cavaliers (13-9) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (15-7) on Monday, December 11th. This game will be played at Amway Center in Amway Center and televised on BSF. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Cavaliers vs Magic

The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win

The Cavaliers notched a win against the Heat in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 111-99. The Cavaliers not only won the game but also covered the spread as -1.5-point favorites. Considering the over/under, the total of 210 points fell short of the set over/under line of 222.5.

So far this season, the Cavaliers have a winning record of 13-9 and are above .500. When playing teams from the Eastern Conference, they are 9-4 while going 4-5 in non-conference games.

Against the spread, the Cavaliers have covered in two straight games and have an overall ATS record of 9-12. Cleveland has gone 5-9 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 4-3 when playing as underdogs.

The Magic Are Coming Off A Win

Most recently, the Magic bested the Pistons with a score of 123-91. the Magic entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 58-44.

With an above .500 record of 15-7, the Magic look to build on their success when they take on the Cavaliers. At home, the Magic have a 10-2 record compared to 5-5 on the road.

Orlando has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 16-6 against the spread. This season, Orlando has a 7-1 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 9-5 as underdogs.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

This season, the Cleveland offense is ranked 22nd in the NBA in scoring at 111.3 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Cavaliers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.2 made 3’s per game. If Cleveland continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 19th in the league in possessions per game.

Magic Offense Breakdown

This season, the Orlando offense is ranked 13th in the NBA in scoring at 114.5 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Magic will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.2 made 3’s per game. One reason that they are still scoring at a high rate, is the fact that they are ranked 11th in the NBA in possessions per contest. These increased opportunites have helped make up for the lack of outside shooting.

Cavaliers Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Cavaliers’ defense is giving up an average of 110.6 points per contest.

When it comes to forced turnovers, the Cavaliers are forcing 14 per game, which is 21st in the league. They also come into the game sitting 17th in blocked shots at 5 per game.

Magic Team Defense

Orlando’s defense has been playing well, ranking 6th in the NBA with 109.6 points allowed per game.

Inside the arc, the Magic defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.1% and 36.0% from three-point territory.

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 20 points and shooting 8/16 from the field. This season, he is averaging 27.6 points per game along with 5.9 boards.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Franz Wagner to be the top scorer for the Magic. Our projection has him finishing the game with 17, and he is expected to secure 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and his scoring average is 20.7 points per game.

Cavaliers vs Magic Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Cleveland has an ATS record of 5-4-1 while averaging 113 per game. The team went 7-3 overall in these games.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Magic have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 6-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 106 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Cavaliers have a strong straight up record of 4-1. In addition, their ATS record was 4-1 in these scenarios.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Magic have a straight up record of 9-1. Their record vs the spread in these games was 8-2.

Cavaliers vs Magic Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +2.5, the Cavaliers is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 225.5, and our model predicts the Cavaliers and Magic to score a combined 221 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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