Orlando Magic at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/18/2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Orlando Magic travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 10.5 point favorites.
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The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 13-31. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.6 as they are averaging 105.3 points per contest while giving up 110.9 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 26-17. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 109.5 points per contest and giving up 108.7, which is a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 18-26-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 20-24-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-30-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 21-21-1 against the over/under
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
01/16/18 F Marreese Speights Personal is "?" Thursday vs Cleveland
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/30/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is out indefinitely
01/15/18 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Orlando
Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 18 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Jonathon Simmons averages 13.8 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Kevin Love averages 19.2 points per game while playing 29 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 9.6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Lebron James averages 27.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 8.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 105.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.59 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.8 per game. The Magic allow 110.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 5th in the league with 109.5 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.77. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 23.3. The Cavaliers are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Cavaliers surrender 108.7 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 44 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game this season.
The Magic are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 111.4, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 4th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Orlando is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 3rd. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland -10.5
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