Cleveland Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 10/23/2019
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 7.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 19-63. They were 5th in the Central Division. They had a point differential of -9.6 as they averaged 104.5 points per game while giving up 114.1 per contest. The Magic had an overall mark of 42-40 last year. They were 1st in the Southeast Division. They averaged 107.3 points per contest and gave up 106.6, which was a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers were 38-43-1 against the spread last season
The Cleveland Cavaliers were 43-37-2 against the over/under last year
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic were 46-39-2 against the spread last season
The Orlando Magic were 39-48-0 against the over/under last year
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/18/2019 Dylan Windler SG Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Nov 1
10/18/2019 John Henson PF Groin Game Time Decision
10/17/2019 Ante Zizic C Foot Expected to be out until at least Nov 14
10/15/2019 Matthew Dellavedova PG Thumb Game Time Decision
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
9/23/2019 Chuma Okeke PF Knee Out for the season
Collin Sexton comes into this contest after averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 2.9 rebounds per game and dished out 3.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 43% while his free throw percentage finished at 84%. Kevin Love averaged 17.0 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 2.2 assists per contest and 10.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 39% for the year while his free throw percentage was 90%.
Aaron Gordon averaged 16.0 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 7.4 rebounds per game and had 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was at 73%. Jonathan Isaac averaged 9.6 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. He also averaged 5.5 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage was 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averaged 104.5 points per contest last season, which ranked them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -9.6 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team, which had them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shot 36% which was good for 13th in the league. They averaged 42.7 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game, which ranked them 26th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 22nd with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allowed 114.1 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 24th in the league. They also allowed a 50% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 44.1 rebounds a game which ranked 8th and they gave up 25.7 assists per contest, which put them in 24th place in the league. They forced 12.5 turnovers per game which ranked them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando was 24th in the league with 107.3 points per game last year. They were 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was 0.7. They shot 36% from 3-point range, which was good for 10th in the NBA. They were 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 25.5. The Magic were 26th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Magic surrendered 106.6 points per contest, which ranked them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 2nd with 23.1 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 44.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic were 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game last season.
The Cavaliers were 25th in the league in defensive rating with 117.6, and their offensive rating of 107.7 was ranked 30th. They were 29th in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% was 29th. As a unit they were 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Cleveland was 19th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 56%, which was 1st in the NBA.
Orlando was 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%, which was 21st in the league. The Magic were 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 108.1 was ranked 8th. In terms of pace they were 25th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% was 20th. As a team they were 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando -7.5
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