Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 12/6/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando -3.5
Jonathan Isaac and the Orlando Magic (10-11, 2nd in the Southeast Division) are headed to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Friday where they'll take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (5-15, 5th in the Central Division). The spread on this matchup has Orlando as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 212.
The Magic are covering the spread 40.0% of the time, having gone 8-12-1 ATS. Cleveland covers the spread 42.1% of the time, going 8-11-1 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/4/2019 Michael Carter-Williams PG Nose Game Time Decision
12/1/2019 Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Feb 1
11/21/2019 Nikola Vucevic C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/3/2019 Dylan Windler SG Lower Leg Game Time Decision
12/3/2019 Tyler Cook PF Ankle Game Time Decision
Jonathan Isaac comes into this game averaging 12.6 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Evan Fournier averages 19.8 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 3.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Collin Sexton scores 18.1 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Kevin Love averages 16.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.7 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 103.5 points per contest, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 45.8 boards per contest and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 13.8 per game. The Magic allow 103.4 points per contest, which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 23.2 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 28th in the NBA with 104.2 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -8.75. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 44.0 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 20.4. The Cavaliers are 17th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Cavaliers give up 112.9 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 26.0 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 45.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Magic are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 105.6, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 11th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 28th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Orlando is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 113.7, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 24th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +3.5
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