Saturday, October 29, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Orlando Magic travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, October 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
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The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 0-1. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -12.0 as they are averaging 96.0 points per game while giving up 108.0 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 1-0. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 117.0 points per game and surrendering 88.0, good for a point differential of +29.0.
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 17 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 14 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Serge Ibaka averages 14 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year.
Lebron James averages 19 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 11 rebounds per game and has 14 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage currently is at 50%. Kyrie Irving averages 29 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 2 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Orlando averages 96 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -12 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 11 per game. The Magic allow 108 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 64 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 27 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Cleveland averages 117 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 29 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 64 rebounds per game and 31 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 16th with 14 per game. The Cavaliers allow 88 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 17 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Cavaliers force 18 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 100.6 and a defensive rating of 113.2. In terms of pace they average 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 42%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 48% and they shoot 3 pointers on 19% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 9.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 117.1 and they have a defensive rating of 88.1. They get 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 42%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 0-1-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 0-1-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
10/27/16 C Bismack Biyombo Suspension Served probable Friday vs. Detroit
10/22/16 G Jodie Meeks Foot out indefinitely
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/27/16 G Iman Shumpert Concussion is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Toronto
10/27/16 G Kay Felder Concussion is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Toronto
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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