Orlando Magic (5-17) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (14-8)
December 2, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -10; Over/Under: +213.5
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The Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Friday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Orlando Magic have lost 6 straight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 6 of their last 8 games.
The Orlando Magic are averaging 108.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 114.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 22.7 points and 3.6 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 19.6 points and 4.2 rebounds. Wendall Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Cole Anthony is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 112.9 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 28.4 points and 5.1 assists, while Darius Garland is averaging 22.8 points and 2.3 rebounds. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 10.8 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.
The Magic are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cavaliers are 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 Friday games. The under is 10-1 in Magic last 11 Friday games. The under is 6-1 in Cavaliers last 7 overall. The Magic are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Orlando Magic are going nowhere fast as they’re not winning games or covering numbers, and they’re losing their last 5 games by an average of 16.6 points while allowing 54 percent shooting from the field. Yeah, you can get behind the Magic if you want, but it’s probably not a great idea. Thick line, but it’s Cavs or pass for me.