Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 2/6/2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 7 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 30-21. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 109.2 points per game while giving up 109.5 per contest. The Magic have an overall mark of 15-36. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per contest and giving up 110.4, which is a point differential of -4.9.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 14-36-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 25-24-2 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 23-28-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 23-28-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/30/18 F Kevin Love Hand is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/30/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
12/24/17 C Nikola Vucevic Hand is out indefinitely
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
02/04/18 F Aaron Gordon Hip is "?" Monday vs Miami
Lebron James comes into this game averaging 26.3 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Isaiah Thomas averages 15.2 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 2.1 rebounds per contest for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 36% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Elfrid Payton has scored 13.2 points per contest while playing 28.8 minutes per game this season for the Magic. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 6.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Evan Fournier averages 17.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 109.2 points per contest this year, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.37 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 41.9 boards per contest and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 14.4 per game. The Cavaliers allow 109.5 points per contest which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 26 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 15th in the NBA with 105.5 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.88. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.4 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 23.3. The Magic are 12th in turnovers per contest with 14.9. The Magic give up 110.4 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 24.4 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 45.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Cleveland is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league.
Orlando is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Magic are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 4th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando +7
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