Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 11/5/2018
Monday, November 5, 2018
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Monday, November 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 4.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 1-8. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -11.8 as they average 106.1 points per game while giving up 117.9 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 2-6 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 99.9 points per game and surrender 111.9, good for a point differential of -12.0.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-3-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 3-5-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 2-6-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/02/18 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is questionable Sunday vs San Antonio
11/02/18 SF Jonathon Simmons Wrist is questionable Sunday vs San Antonio
Rodney Hood averages 12.6 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%. Cedi Osman comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Aaron Gordon averages 14.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 63%. Nikola Vucevic averages 19.0 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 10.9 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 117.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 52% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 25.4 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league. Cleveland averages 106.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -11.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic surrender 111.9 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest, and 29th with 50.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game. Orlando is 30th in the league with 99.9 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -12.0. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.3 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 24.4. The Magic are 26th in turnovers per game with 12.6.
The Cavaliers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.2, and their defensive rating of 120.2 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Cleveland is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 59%, which is 1st in the league.
Orlando is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Magic are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 99.9, and their defensive rating of 112 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando -4.5
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