Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction 4/20/2024

The Orlando Magic (47-35) travel to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (48-34) on Saturday, April 20th. This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland and televised on ESPN. The Magic are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Cavaliers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Bucks. Tip-off is set for 1:00 ET.

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The Magic Are Coming Off A Win

The Magic picked up a win over the Bucks in their latest game, finishing with a score of 113-88. The Magic not only won the game but also covered the spread as -5.5-point favorites. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 201 points ended up below the over/under line of 215.

Over their last ten games, the Magic are 5-5 and have an overall record of 47-35. As of now, they are 5th in the Eastern Conference and are 1st in the Southeast division.

Orlando has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 51-31 against the spread. During this season, Orlando has a 26-12 record against the spread as favorites and 25-19 as underdogs.

The Cavaliers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Cavaliers were defeated by the Hornets in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 120-110. The start of the second half saw the Cavaliers in the lead, at 58-57.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Magic, the Cavaliers are looking to add to their above .500 record of 48-34. Currently, the team is 4th in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Central division.

Cleveland has an overall ATS record of 38-42 as they come into today’s game. On the road, the Cavaliers have an ATS record of 19-20, as opposed to a 19-22 record against the spread when playing at home.

Magic Offense Breakdown

In 82 games games, Orlando has an average of 110.5 points per game (24th).

Orlando comes into the game as the league leaders in free-throw attempts, averaging 24.4 per game. They are also 6th in made free throws at 18.5 per game. Overall, the Magic are 24th in scoring at 110.5 points per game but have been a little better at home, at 112.6 points per contest. This is compared to just 108.3 points per game on the road.

Paolo Banchero is averaging 22.6 points per game in his last three games but has hit just 39.4% of his shots in that stretch. Jalen Suggs is averaging 53.8% shooting in his last three games and 40% from beyond the arc. Across his last three games, Franz Wagner has averaged 5 rebounds and 5.3 for the season.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Cleveland offense is ranked 20th in the NBA in scoring at 112.6 points per game.

The Cavaliers are 17th in the league in scoring at home this season, at 114.5 points per game. Overall, they are 20th in the league, at 112.6 points per contest. Cleveland’s pace of 97 possessions per game is 23rd in the NBA. For the season, the Cavaliers are 7th in made threes per game, at 13.5 per contest, but their three-point shooting percentage of 36% is just 15th in the league.

Donovan Mitchell is averaging 26.6 points per game this season, to go along with 6.1 assists and 5.1 rebounds. For the season, Mike Conley is averaging 15.3 points and 6.1 assists. Darius Garland has been playing well of late for the Cavaliers, averaging 21.5 points and 5.8 assists in his last four games. Jarrett Allen has hit 67.2% of his shots from the field in his last five games and is averaging 17.6 points and 10.4 rebounds in that stretch.

Magic Team Defense

On defense, the Magic come into the game ranked 5th in the league in points allowed at 108.4 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 110 points per contest (10th). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Magic are forcing 13.8 per game, which is 24th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 13th in blocked shots at 5.2 per game.

Cavaliers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Cavaliers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 40.2% of their games. Currently, they are 8th in the NBA at 110.2 points per game allowed. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Cavaliers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 52.4% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.0% from downtown.

Key Players For The Magic And Cavaliers

In today’s game, our projections have Paolo Banchero leading the Magic with 23 points on 8/18 shooting from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.6 points per game, along with 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 26, and adding 5 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 46.2% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 26.6 points per game.

Magic vs Cavaliers Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Magic have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 110 points per game in this stretch.
  • Across the Cavaliers last ten home games, the team averaged 104 points per game while allowing 116. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 3-7, while going 2-8 straight-up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Magic have a straight up record of 4-6. But, their mark vs the spread was just 4-6.
  • Across their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Cavaliers have an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 against the spread.

Magic vs Cavaliers Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Cavaliers to win, and have the projected score sitting at 117-107. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Cavaliers at -4.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 207.5, and our model predicts the Magic and Cavaliers to score a combined 224 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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

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