Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic - 10/29/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (0-2) at Cleveland Cavaliers (2-0)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers square off Saturday night in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Orlando Magic are still looking for their first victory after a slow 0-2 start and losing to the Detroit Pistons Friday night. The Orlando Magic are averaging 89 points on 36.6 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 49.5 percent shooting. Elfrid Payton is averaging 15.5 points and 5.5 assists while Aaron Gordon is averaging 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Nikola Vucevic is grabbing 14 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic hope to avoid an 0-3 start for the third straight season.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look to keep rolling after beating the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 105.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 89.5 points on 37.9 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 27.5 points and five assists while Kevin Love is averaging 20.5 points and 11 rebounds. LeBron James is the third double-digit scorer and J.R. Smith is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t started a season 3-0 in over a decade. Channing Frye is questionable due to personal reasons.
The Magic are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Magic are 0-6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Cleveland and 5-15-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings overall.
The Magic are struggling to put the ball in the hoop and that's not going to fly against a Cavs team that's deep and can shoot the three ball. This is a lot of points to lay with a team on the end of a back-to-back, but the Orlando Magic have shown us nothing in the first two games that makes us think they can compete.