Check out our free Cavaliers vs Magic pick and preview for this NBA game in Orlando. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Cavaliers vs Magic NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic
- Where: Orlando at Amway Center
- Date: Tuesday, April 4th
- Betting Odds ORL +4.5, CLE -187 | ORL +155 O/U 222.5
So far, the Cavaliers have put together an overall record of 49-30, while going 43-35-1 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.
Cleveland is going for another win in today’s game, as they previously took down the Pacers. Going into the game, they were 13 point favorites against the spread. Their 115-105 victory was not enough to cover. Even though Cleveland did not immediately put a dent in their halftime deficit as they trailed by 1 points heading into 4th, they still managed to come out on top. Leading the team in scoring was Donovan Mitchell, as he contributed 40 points while hitting 56.0% of his shots.
The Magic come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 34-44. So far, the team has gone 45-32-1 against the spread. Orlando comes into the game having rattled off 2 straight wins. In these victories, the team has an average scoring margin of 16.5 points per game
In their previous game, the Magic took down the Pistons by a score of 128-102. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 11 point favorites. Orlando was able to maintain control throughout the game, as they outscored the Pistons in each quarter. In the win, Jalen Suggs led the team in scoring with 18 points on a field goal percentage of 55.6%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Cavaliers picked up the 103-92 win over the Magic. The Cavaliers point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 9.0 point favorite. So far this season, the Cavaliers have a record of 2-0 vs the Magic. Similar to their season-long average, the Cavaliers averaged 109.0 points per game vs the Magic. Similar to the Cavaliers, the Magic scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Cleveland, the team averaged 104.33 points per game. The Cavaliers have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 3-2. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 7 points per game. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 1-4. Combined, they averaged 207 points in these games.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
This season, the Cleveland offense is ranked 25th in the NBA in scoring at 112.3 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Cavaliers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.5 made 3’s per game. If the Cleveland offense is going to improve, they must continue to do a good job avoiding turnovers. Currently, the unit is 5th in fewest turnovers per game.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Cavaliers are giving up an average of 105.67 points per game, good for 5th in the NBA.
On offense, Donovan Mitchell leads the Cavaliers in scoring at 28.0 points per game, placing him 10th in the NBA. Overall, Mitchell has hit 48.1% of his shots while accounting for 24.2% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 7th in points allowed to shooting guards. At 21.7 points per game, Darius Garland is the 2nd leading scorer for the Cavaliers. For the season, he is 70th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 46.4%.
The Magic come into today’s game as the 26th ranked scoring offense at 112.0 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Magic will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.7 made 3’s per game. If Orlando continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 15th in the league in possessions per game.
On defense, the Magic will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 20th ranked unit in points allowed per game.
Small-Forward Franz Wagner currently leads the Magic at 18.8 points per game. For the season, he is 97th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 16.3% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Wagner is averaging 4.1 boards and 3.6 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 2nd ranked defense at defending small-forwards. Paolo Banchero enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 71 games, he is averaging 20.0 and is 167th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Cavaliers vs Magic Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Cavaliers -4.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 222.5