Saturday, January 2, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Orlando Magic travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 195.5.
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The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 19-13 and a road record of 7-7. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 101 points per game while giving up 98.4 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 21-9 and a home record of 13-1. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 99.7 points per game and surrendering 95.1, good for a point differential of 4.6.
Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 12.3 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Tobias Harris averages 14.4 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
LeBron James averages 25.7 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Kevin Love averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.7 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Orlando averages 101 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.6 per game. The Magic allow 98.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Cleveland averages 99.7 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 12th with 14.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 95.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 21-10-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 15-17-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-17-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 13-17-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
12/13/15 PG C.J. Watson Calf out indefinitely
01/01/16 PG Elfrid Payton Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Washington
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando
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