Orlando Magic at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Orlando Magic head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 5 point favorites.
The Magic come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 29-53. They were 5th in the Southeast Division. They had a point differential of -6.5 as they averaged 101.1 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Cavaliers had an overall mark of 51-31 last year. They were 1st in the Central Division. They averaged 110.3 points per contest and gave up 107.2, which was a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable 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
Important 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
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
10/19/17 F Aaron Gordon Ankle injured last game, is "?" Friday vs. Brooklyn
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/19/17 F LeBron James Ankle is probable Friday vs. Milwaukee
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip out indefinitely
Evan Fournier comes into this game after averaging 17.2 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributed 3 assists per game. His FG percentage was 44% while his free throw percentage was 81%. Nikola Vucevic averaged 14.6 points per contest in 28.8 minutes per game last year. He averaged 2.8 assists per game and 10.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 47% for the season while his free throw percentage was 67%.
Lebron James scored 26.4 points per contest while playing 37.8 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 8.6 rebounds per contest and had 8.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 55% and his free throw percentage finished at 67%. Dwyane Wade averaged 18.3 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 29.9 minutes per game. He also brought in 4.5 rebounds per game and had 3.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage was 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averaged 101.1 points per contest last year, which was 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -6.57 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a unit, which had them ranked 29th. From 3-point territory they shot 33%, which was good for 29th in the NBA. They averaged 43.2 boards per contest and 22.2 assists per game, which ranked them 19th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 23rd with 13.3 per game. The Magic allowed 107.6 points per contest, which was 22nd in the NBA. They also surrendered a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 45.5 rebounds a game which ranked 28th, and they allowed 23.6 assists per game which put them in 23rd place in the league. They forced 13 turnovers per game which ranked them 7th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland was 4th in the NBA with 110.3 points per contest last season. They were 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin was 3.18. They shot 38% from beyond the arc, which was good for 2nd in the league. They were 12th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.7 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 22.7. The Cavaliers were 16th in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Cavaliers gave up 107.2 points per game, which ranked them 20th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 29th with 24.7 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 44.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers were 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest last year.
The Magic were 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.7, and their defensive rating of 110.5 was ranked 9th last season. In terms of pace they were 13th in the league with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% was 29th. As a team they were 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Orlando was 24th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%, which was 9th in the league.
Cleveland was 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 12th in the NBA. The Cavaliers were 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 113.6 was ranked 10th. They were 15th in the NBA in pace with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% was 2nd. As a unit they were 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando +5
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