The Orlando Magic (14-6) travel to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (11-9) on Wednesday, December 6th. This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and televised on BSOH. 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 Pistons. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Magic vs Cavaliers
The Magic Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Cole Anthony led Orlando with 20 points against the Nets, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 40.2% in the game. Franz Wagner added 20 points, but unfortunately, Orlando was defeated in the game with a score of 129-101.
In their last three games, the Magic have gone 2-1 and are 14-6 overall. When facing other Eastern Conference teams, they are 9-3 compared to 5-3 against non-conference opponents.
Orlando has an ATS record of 15-5 so far this season which includes their current two game losing streak vs. the spread. During this season, Orlando has a 6-1 record against the spread as favorites and 9-4 as underdogs.
The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win
The Cavaliers notched a win against the Pistons in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 110-101. Concerning the spread, this game concluded as a push with the Cavaliers being favored by -9 before the game. Considering the over/under, the total of 211 points fell short of the set over/under line of 226.
With today’s game against the Magic, the Cavaliers are looking to add to their 11-9 record, which has them above .500. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently 8th and are 3rd in the Central division.
Cleveland arrives with an ATS record of 7-12 for the season up to this point. Currently, the Cavaliers are on a two game ATS win streak when they are underdogs, and they are 3-9 vs. the spread as favorites.
Magic Offense Breakdown
Through 20 games the Magic are averaging 114.2 points per contest, placing them 15th in the NBA. In terms of pace, the Magic are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 99.8 possessions per game. If the Magic are going to turn things around on offense, they must improve their overall shooting efficiency. In particular, the 3-point shot has been problematic for the unit, as they are just 21st in 3-point shooting percentage.
Cavaliers Offense Breakdown
The Cavaliers come into today’s game as the 25th ranked scoring offense at 110.8 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Cavaliers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.5 per contest. Although the team tends to play at a more deliberate pace, they are currently one of the more efficient shooting teams, connecting on field goal attempts at a rate of 9th%.
Magic Team Defense
At this time, the Magic’s defense is positioned 6th in the NBA, permitting 110.0 points per game.
In the terms of takeaways, Magic are causing 14.8 turnovers per game, ranking 26th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 12th in rejections, averaging 5.5 blocked shots each game.
Cavaliers Team Defense
At present, the Cavaliers’ defense is ranked 8th, allowing 111.2 points per game.
Most recently, the Cavaliers’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 101 points to the Pistons.
Key Players For The Magic And Cavaliers
In today’s game, our projections have Franz Wagner leading the Magic with 16 points on 6/12 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 20.7 points per game, along with 5.8 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Donovan Mitchell as the leading scorer for the Cavaliers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 16 while also collecting 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 44.8%, and his scoring average is 27.1 points per game.
Magic vs Cavaliers Trends
- In their last ten games away from 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.
- Across their last five home contests, Cleveland has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-1-1. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1, while averaging 115 points per game.
- As the betting underdog, the Magic have an ATS mark of just 7-3 in their last ten games. Orlando posted a straight up mark of 6-4 in these matchups.
- Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Cavaliers struggled vs the spread going just 1-1-1. However, they still had a straight up mark of 2-1.
The Magic come in as the underdog at +4.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 222.5, and our model projects the Magic and Cavaliers to reach a combined total of 221 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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