Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction 4/22/2024

The Orlando Magic (47-35) travel to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (48-34) on Monday, April 22nd. This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland 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.

Magic vs Cavaliers

orlando magic nba

The Cavaliers picked up a 97-83 win over the Magic in the most recent game of this series. Going into the game, the Cavaliers were favored by 5.5 points, and they easily covered the spread. The over/under line for the game was 206.5 points, and the teams fell 26.5 points short of that number.

Donovan Mitchell had a big game for the Cavaliers, scoring 30 points while knocking down three threes. Evan Mobley added 16 points and 11 rebounds. For the Magic, Paolo Banchero led the way with 24 points. Both teams struggled from beyond the arc, as they both made just eight threes.

Magic Offense Breakdown

Orlando has recorded an average of 110.5 points per game (25th) throughout 82 games games.

Looking at the Magic’s offense, they are averaging 110.5 points per game, which is 25th in the league. Their scoring average on the road is 107.7 points per contest. Orlando’s field goal percentage of 47% is 14th in the NBA. However, they are last in the league in three-point shooting, at just 35%.

Paolo Banchero has been playing well for the Magic of late, averaging 22.6 points per game in his last five. Over that same stretch, Franz Wagner is averaging 22.3 points and six rebounds. Jalen Suggs is averaging 15.2 points per game in his last five games. For the season, Jalen Suggs is averaging 2 made threes per game, and his three-point shooting percentage is 39.7%.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

cleveland cavaliers

Cleveland has recorded an average of 112.6 points per game (20th) throughout 82 games games.

Donovan Mitchell has averaged 30.7 points per game over his last three games, while also averaging 5.3 assists. Jarrett Allen has averaged 18.4 points per game in his last five games, while shooting 69.6% from the field. In these games, he also pulled down 11.6 rebounds per game. For the season, Mitchell is averaging 26.6 points per game, followed by Darius Garland at 18 points per game.

Cleveland is 18th in home scoring at home this season, at 114.1 points per contest. Overall, they are 20th in scoring, at 112.6 points per game. The Cavaliers are in the bottom half of the league in pace, averaging 97 possessions per game. Looking at their three-point shooting, the Cavaliers are 7th in made threes but just 16th in three-point shooting percentage.

Magic Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Magic defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 32.9% of their games. Currently, they are 4th in the NBA at 108.3 points per game allowed. 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 12th in blocked shots at 5.2 per game.

Cavaliers Team Defense

Cleveland’s defense has been playing well, ranking 7th in the NBA with 109.9 points allowed per game. Inside the arc, the Cavaliers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.3% and 36.8% from three-point territory.

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. This season, he is averaging 22.6 points per game along with 6.9 boards.

On the other side, Donovan Mitchell is our projected leading scorer for the Cavaliers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 26 and grabbing 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

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Orlando has an ATS record of 4-6 while averaging 104 per game. The team went 4-6 overall in these games.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Cleveland has an ATS mark of 3-7. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-8 while averaging 104 points per game.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Magic have a straight up record of 3-7 and an ATS mark of 3-7.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Cavaliers have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Magic vs Cavaliers Prediction

Not only do we have the Cavaliers winning this one by a score of 113-106, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Cavaliers at -5.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 203 and given that our model is projecting 219 points between the teams, we like the over.

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

* All odds are provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.Action247 does not warrant the accuracy of completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these post.