Saturday, March 11, 2017
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Saturday, March 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 7 point favorites.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 42-21. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 110.6 points per game while giving up 106.5 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 24-41. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 99.9 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of -5.8.
Lebron James comes into this contest averaging 26.1 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Kyrie Irving averages 25.2 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
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Nikola Vucevic averages 14.4 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 65%. Elfrid Payton averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Cleveland averages 110.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.13 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 13.8 per game. The Cavaliers allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Orlando averages 99.9 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.75 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 22nd with 13.4 per game. The Magic allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Magic force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 113.9 and a defensive rating of 109.6. In terms of pace they average 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Magic rating on offense is 103.5 and they have a defensive rating of 109.5. They get 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 28-33-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 35-28-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 27-36-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 29-36-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
03/10/17 G Kyle Korver Foot "?" Saturday vs. Orlando
03/06/17 C Andrew Bogut Leg out for season
02/14/17 F Kevin Love Knee expected to miss 6 weeks
Orlando Magic Injuries
03/09/17 C Nikola Vucevic Achilles doubtful Friday vs. Charlotte
01/19/17 G Jodie Meeks Thumb out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando +7
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