Friday, March 18, 2016
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Friday, March 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 48-19 and a road record of 20-13. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 103.6 points per game while giving up 97.4 per contest. Cleveland is 6-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 27-12. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Magic have an overall record of 29-38 and a home record of 18-16. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.8 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of -2.1. Orlando has a division record of 3-9 and a conference record of 16-22. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 24.9 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Kevin Love averages 15.8 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Evan Fournier averages 14.6 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Victor Oladipo averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Cleveland averages 103.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.4 per game. The Cavaliers allow 97.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Orlando averages 100.8 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 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 19th in the NBA. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 16th with 14.5 per game. The Magic allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Magic force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers average 101.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 99.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 110.3 and a defensive rating of 103.8. In terms of pace they average 93.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Magic score 102.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 99.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -13 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.9 points per game. The Magic rating on offense is 103.8 and they have a defensive rating of 106. They get 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 30-35-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 32-35-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 37-29-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 33-34-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/25/16 PG Mo Williams Knee out indefinitely
Orlando Magic Injuries
03/17/16 F Ersan Ilyasova Knee "?" Friday vs. Cleveland
03/17/16 PG Elfrid Payton Elbow "?" Friday vs. Cleveland
03/14/16 C Nikola Vucevic Groin out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland
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