Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction 2/22/2024

The Orlando Magic (30-25) travel to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (36-17) on Thursday, February 22nd. This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland and televised on BSOH. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Magic Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Magic defeated the Knicks with a final score of 118-100. At the beginning of the second half, the Magic were leading 65-55.

In their last five games, the Magic are 3-2 and have an overall record of 30-25. In the Eastern Conference, the Magic are 20-14 and are 10-11 in non-conference games.

Currently, Orlando holds an above .500 ATS record of 36-19 so far this year. The Magic are currently on a five game ATS win streak when they are the favorite, and they hold a 22-15 record against the spread as underdogs.

The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win

In their latest game against the Bulls, Donovan Mitchell was the top scorer for the Cavaliers’ offense, scoring 30 points and shooting 8/21 from the field. Isaac Okoro also added 16 points as the Cavaliers won the game by a score of 108-105.

As they start today’s game, the Cavaliers have an overall record of 36-17 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. When playing on the road, the Cavaliers are 17-8 this season compared to 19-9 at home.

For this season, Cleveland has an ATS record of 28-23, along with an ongoing two game losing streak against the spread. During this season, Cleveland has a 19-15 record against the spread as favorites and 9-8 as underdogs.

Magic Offense Breakdown

In 55 games games, Orlando has an average of 111.7 points per game (26th).

The Magic offense has been below the NBA scoring average in 65.5% of their games this season. They are 26th in the league in scoring at 111.7 points per game. On the road, Orlando is averaging 109.1 points per game.

Orlando is 18th in the NBA in field goal percentage at 47%. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 29th in the league at 34%.

When it comes to pace, the Magic are 23rd in the NBA at 97.7 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 25th in the league at 24.9 per game.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Cleveland offense is ranked 15th in the NBA in scoring at 114.9 points per game.

At home, the Cavs are averaging 116.1 points per game, which is 16th in the league. Overall, they are 15th in the NBA in scoring at 114.9 points per game. In terms of pace, Cleveland is 22nd with 97.8 possessions per game.

So far, the Cavs have outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.2% of their games. When it comes to field goal percentage, they are 10th in the league at 48%. In terms of three-point shooting, Cleveland is 17th in three-point percentage at 36%.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Cavs are 26th in the league in free throw attempts. In terms of assists, they are 10th in the NBA with 27.3 per game.

Magic Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Magic defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 40.0% of their games. Currently, they are 7th in the NBA at 110.9 points per game allowed. Orlando struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Knicks, giving up 7. For the game, New York scored 100 points in the game.

Cavaliers Team Defense

Currently, the Cavaliers’ defense holds the 2nd rank in the NBA, allowing 109.2 points per game. The Cavaliers defense is coming off a game in which they held the Bulls offense to just 48.2% shooting. Overall, they gave up 105 points to Chicago.

Key Players For The Magic And Cavaliers

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Paolo Banchero as the primary point contributor for the Magic, finishing with 22 points while maintaining a 8/17 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 23 points per game, in addition to 6.9 rebounds.

As for Cleveland, Donovan Mitchell is projected to be the primary scorer for the Cavaliers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 28, and adding 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.3% and is averaging 28.4 points per contest.

Magic vs Cavaliers Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Orlando has an ATS record of 6-4 while averaging 105 per game. The team went 4-6 overall in these games.
  • In their last three home games, Cleveland has averaged 117 points per game while allowing 98. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Magic have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 1-2.
  • Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Cavaliers have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 1-2.

Magic vs Cavaliers Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Cavaliers to win, and have the projected score sitting at 133-126. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Cavaliers at -6.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 215.5 and our model has the Magic and Cavaliers finishing with a combined 259 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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