Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks 11/27/2019
Game: Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland -1
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is the venue where Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers (5-12, 5th in the Central Division) will take on the Orlando Magic (6-10, 2nd in the Southeast Division) on Wednesday. Cleveland opens this game as 1 point favorites. The over/under is set at 218.
The Magic cover the spread 33.3% of the time, having gone 5-10-1 ATS. Cleveland is covering 43.8% of the time, going 7-9-1 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/25/2019 Aaron Gordon PF Ankle Game Time Decision
11/21/2019 Nikola Vucevic C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
11/20/2019 Michael Carter-Williams PG Hip Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/25/2019 Dylan Windler SG Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Dec 3
11/25/2019 Kevin Love PF Back Game Time Decision
11/23/2019 John Henson PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 30
Jonathan Isaac averages 13.1 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Collin Sexton averages 17.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Kevin Love averages 17.9 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 11.8 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 23.0 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league. Orlando averages 101.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 14th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers surrender 111.4 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.6 assists allowed per contest, and 16th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game. Cleveland is 28th in the league with 104.4 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -7.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 44.1 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 19.9. The Cavaliers are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14.6.
The Magic are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Orlando is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Cleveland is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 23rd. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 28th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland -1
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