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orlando magic vs cleveland cavaliers prediction 12/11/2023 sport preview

Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction & Betting Tips 12/11/2023

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Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers 12/11/2023
  • We like the Cavaliers on the moneyline (+113)
  • The Cavaliers are also our pick on the spread at +2.5
  • Our NBA model projects 221 points, and we suggest taking the under

Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Preview

Planning on watching today’s Cavaliers and Magic game? Catch the action at Amway Center in Orlando, FL, as the Magic hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on BSF.

This Eastern conference matchup has an over/under of 225.5 points, and the Magic are favored to win at home vs. the Cavaliers. Check out BetCoco for Orlando Magic – Cleveland Cavaliers odds

Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The Cavaliers and Magic did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Cavaliers have a record of 3-0. The Cavaliers also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 224 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-1.

  • Across their last five road 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 114 points per game.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Orlando has an ATS mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 106 points per game.
  • Cleveland has done well both straight up and vs the spread as the underdog, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
  • Orlando has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.

Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction

Coming into today’s matchup against the Magic, the Cavaliers are 13-9 overall. On the road, they are 7-3 this season while going 6-6 at home.

Cleveland comes in with an overall ATS record of 9-12 so far this season. With a two game ATS win streak as favorites, the Cavaliers are 4-3 against the spread when they are underdogs.

The Cavaliers have achieved an over/under record of 11-11-0 so far this season. The games they’ve played have an ongoing average of 227.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 222.1.

The Cavaliers’ offense wrapped up their last game with 111 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 111.3 points per contest. Donovan Mitchell is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 27.6 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Evan Mobley brings a PPG average of 16 into the game.

At this time, the Cavaliers’ defense is positioned 7th in the NBA, permitting 110.6 points per game.

Opponents are hitting 51.3% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.7% of their three-point attempts.

With a 15-7 record, the Magic are above .500 as they prepare to take on the Cavaliers. When playing on the road, the Magic are 5-5 this season compared to their 10-2 record at home.

Against the spread, Orlando have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 16-6 ATS. The Magic maintain an ATS record of 6-4 on the road, while they have a 10-2 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The over/under record for the Magic stands at 12-10-0 so far this season. The average points per game in their played games is 202.0, with an average over/under line of 224.2.

The Magic recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 123 points against the Pistons. This output exceeded their season average of 114.5 points per game. Offensively, the Magic have a season long field goal percentage of 47%, which is 9th in the league In terms of three-pointers, they are 25th in percentage and 28th in three-pointers made.

So far this season, the Magic defense has been performing well, ranking 6th in the NBA at 109.6 points allowed per contest.

When it comes to forced turnovers, the Magic are forcing 14.4 per game, which is 25th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 13th in blocked shots at 5.5 per game.

Even though they are 2.5 point underdogs, we see the Cavaliers winning this game by a score of 111-110.

Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Tips

  • We like the Cavaliers on the moneyline (+113)
  • The Cavaliers are also our pick on the spread at +2.5
  • Our NBA model projects 221 points, and we suggest taking the under

Orlando Magic Injury Report

  • Markelle Fultz – Knee – Out
  • Jonathan Isaac – Ankle – Questionable
  • Wendell Carter Jr. – Finger – Out
  • Kevon Harris – Coach’s Decision – Out
  • Jalen Suggs – Ankle – Questionable

Cleveland Cavaliers Injury Report

  • Ricky Rubio – Personal – Out
  • Caris LeVert – Knee – Out
  • Ty Jerome – Ankle – Out
  • Evan Mobley – Knee – Out

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