Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Orlando Magic travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 11 point favorites.
The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 27-50. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.1 as they are averaging 100.9 points per game while giving up 107.0 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 49-27. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.3 points per game and surrendering 107.0, good for a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 30-45-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 36-41-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 33-40-3 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 43-33-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
04/01/17 F Jeff Green Back "?" Tuesday vs. Brooklyn
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
03/27/17 G Kyle Korver Foot out indefinitely
03/06/17 C Andrew Bogut Leg out for season
Elfrid Payton comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Nikola Vucevic averages 14.7 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Kyrie Irving averages 25.1 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Lebron James averages 26.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 8.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 100.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.09 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.3 per game. The Magic allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 110.3 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 43.6 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 17th with 13.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.7 and a defensive rating of 110. In terms of pace they average 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 113.8 and they have a defensive rating of 110.4. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland -11
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