Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 10/13/2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Friday, October 13, 2017.
The Cavaliers come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 51-31. They were 1st in the Central Division. They had a point differential of 3.1 as they averaged 110.3 points per game while giving up 107.2 per contest. The Magic had an overall mark of 29-53 last year. They were 5th in the Southeast Division. They averaged 101.1 points per contest and gave up 107.6, which was a point differential of -6.5.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers were 36-43-3 against the spread last season
The Cleveland Cavaliers were 47-35-0 against the over/under last year
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic were 32-48-2 against the spread last season
The Orlando Magic were 39-42-1 against the over/under last year
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/11/2017 LeBron James F Ankle Game Time Decision
9/28/2017 Isaiah Thomas G Hip Expected to be out until at least Dec 25
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
10/10/2017 D.J. Augustin G Rest Game Time Decision
10/10/2017 Evan Fournier G Ankle Game Time Decision
10/10/2017 Terrence Ross G Hamstring Game Time Decision
10/10/2017 Marreese Speights F Rest Game Time Decision
10/10/2017 Nikola Vucevic C Rest Game Time Decision
10/4/2017 Adreian Payne F Hand Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
Dwyane Wade averaged 18.3 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 3.8 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 43% for the year while his free throw percentage was 79%. Lebron James comes into this contest after averaging 26.4 points per game while playing 37.8 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 8.6 rebounds per game and dished out 8.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 55% while his free throw percentage was at 67%.
Nikola Vucevic averaged 14.6 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averaged 10.4 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage was 67%. Evan Fournier averaged 17.2 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 3.1 rebounds per game and had 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage finished at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allowed 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 20th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 44.2 rebounds a game which ranked 20th, and they gave up 24.7 assists per contest which put them in 29th place in the league. They forced 12.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 3rd in the league. Cleveland averaged 110.3 points per contest last season, which ranked them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 3.18 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team, which had them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shot 38% which was good for 2nd in the league. They averaged 43.7 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranked them 12th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 16th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic surrendered 107.6 points per contest, which ranked them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 23rd with 23.6 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic were 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13 per game last season. Orlando was 27th in the league with 101.1 points per game last year. They were 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was -6.57. They shot 33% from 3-point range, which was good for 29th in the NBA. They were 19th in the league in rebounding with 43.2 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Magic were 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Cavaliers were 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.6, and their defensive rating of 110.3 was ranked 10th last season. In terms of pace they were 15th in the league with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% was 2nd. As a team they were 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Cleveland was 16th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%, which was 12th in the league.
Orlando was 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 9th in the NBA. The Magic were 29th in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 103.7 was ranked 9th. They were 13th in the NBA in pace with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% was 29th. As a unit they were 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando
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