The Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Amway Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 112.3 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 27.4 points and 4.5 assists, while Darius Garland is averaging 21.6 points and 2.7 rebounds. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic are averaging 112 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 19.8 points and 3.7 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 18.7 points and 4.1 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markelle Fultz is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The Cavaliers are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 Tuesday games. The Magic are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Cavaliers last 10 overall. The under is 4-1 in Magic last 5 overall. The Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Orlando and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Orlando Magic are playing great ball down the stretch, and they clearly look to finish the season on a strong note. However, I'd need more points to consider the Cavs. The Cleveland Cavaliers are the better team, and they win as favorites by an average of 8.3 points. Line is reasonable. Give me the Cavs on the road.