Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic NBA Tips 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 8 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers have a record of 17-51. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -9.2 as they average 104.0 points per game while giving up 113.2 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 31-37 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 105.8 points per game and surrender 106.8, good for a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 31-35-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 36-30-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 34-31-3 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 30-38-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
03/12/19 F Marquese Chriss Suspension is out Tuesday vs Philadelphia
03/12/19 F Kevin Love Rest is out Tuesday vs Philadelphia
03/12/19 F Larry Nance Jr. Chest is downgraded to out Tuesday vs Philadelphia
03/12/19 PG Matthew Dellavedova Concussion is downgraded to out Tuesday vs Philadelphia
01/25/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/12/19 F Aaron Gordon Ribs is questionable Wednesday vs Washington
03/11/19 PG Isaiah Briscoe Knee is out indefinitely
02/05/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is out indefinitely
Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 27.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Collin Sexton averages 15.6 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 20.7 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.0 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Aaron Gordon averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 104.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 21.0 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 113.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 25.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 26th in the league with 105.8 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 44.8 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 25.0. The Magic are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Magic surrender 106.8 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 45.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic were 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game last season.
The Cavaliers are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 116.6, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 30th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Cleveland is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Orlando is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Magic are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 108.3, and their offensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 8th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +8
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