The Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic meet Thursday in NBA action at the Amway Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 112.4 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 28.3 points and 4.4 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 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic are averaging 112 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 20 points and 3.7 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 18.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markelle Fultz is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The Cavaliers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games. The Magic are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Cavaliers last 7 road games. The over is 7-2 in Magic last 9 home games. The Cavaliers are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Orlando and 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
This line is telling you the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to rest key players with them locked into their fourth seed. The Orlando Magic should be favored at home if that's the case, but I'm not laying 8 points regardless with this squad. The Magic win at home by an average of 0.2 points, and they lose by an average of 0.6 points as favorites. Give me the points with the Cavs no matter who plays.