Orlando Magic at Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 3/3/2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Orlando Magic travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, March 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 6 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 29-34. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -0.7 as they average 105.9 points per contest while giving up 106.6 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 15-47. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 103.7 points per contest and give up 113.4, which is a point differential of -9.7.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 33-27-3 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 28-35-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 28-33-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 33-28-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/02/19 SF Wes Iwundu Thigh is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Indiana
03/01/19 G Evan Fournier Illness is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Indiana
02/05/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is out indefinitely
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
03/01/19 F Kevin Love Rest is out Saturday vs Detroit
01/25/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is out indefinitely
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Aaron Gordon averages 15.9 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 17.1 points per game while playing 27.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Collin Sexton averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 105.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 25.0 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.5 per game. The Magic allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 29th in the league with 103.7 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 43.0 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 21.0. The Cavaliers are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Cavaliers surrender 113.4 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 25.3 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 44.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game.
The Magic are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 8th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 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. Orlando is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Cleveland is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 116.9 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando -6
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