Cleveland Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 1/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+2)
The Orlando Magic (5-2) host the Cleveland Cavaliers (4-3) at Amway Center on Wednesday. Cleveland opens this game as 2-point dogs. The O/U opens at 226.
The Cleveland Cavaliers played the Magic and went home with a loss by a final score of 103-83 in their last contest. Cleveland walked away from the game having earned a 38.4% FG percentage (33 of 86) and made 10 of their 28 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Cavaliers knocked down 7 of 12 attempts for a percentage of 58.3%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 36 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 20 assists for the matchup while earning 12 steals and 4 blocks. When it comes to the defense, Cleveland allowed their opponent to shoot 43.2% from the field on 38 of 88 shooting. Orlando earned 22 dimes and had 9 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Magic totaled 54 rebounds (18 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 7 rejections. Orlando ended up going 92.3% at the free throw line by making 12 of 13 shots. They also buried 15 out of their 34 attempts from distance.
Collin Sexton is a player who was a major factor in this game. He ended up scoring 24 points on 10 out of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 38:51 minutes played and totaled 2 boards. Sexton finished shooting 52.6% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. Someone else that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Cavaliers was Cedi Osman. He grabbed 7 rebounds and tallied 7 assists. He finished the contest at 42.9% from the floor in this game by hitting 6-of-14 (18 points). When the game finished, Osman was on the hardwood for 38:27 min.
Cleveland steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 4-3 on the season. They have an average of 104.4 points per game (28th in the NBA) while shooting 45.2% from the floor. The Cavaliers are shooting 36.9% on three-point shots (72 of 195) and 67.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Cleveland is pulling in 44.9 boards per contest and has accounted for 177 dimes for the year, which is 9th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 16.9 times per contest and as a team they commit 20.3 personal fouls per contest. On the defensive end, the Cavaliers have forced 20.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.1 personal fouls. They are ranked 21st in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 172 conceded on the year. The Cavaliers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.1% (145 of 134) and they surrender 47.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They relinquish 39.7% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 4th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (105.0).
In their win against the Cavs, the Magic were able to snag 36 defensive boards and 18 offensive rebounds for a total of 54 in this contest. They also blocked 7 tries while earning 9 steals in the game. The Cavaliers committed 14 personal fouls for this game which took the Magic to the free throw line for 13 shots. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 92.3%. In terms of 3-point shots, Orlando buried 15 out of their 34 attempts (44.1%). Overall, the Magic ended up going 38 out of 88 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.2%. The Magic allowed the Cavaliers to bury 33 out of 86 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 38.4% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 35.7% from beyond the perimeter by going 10 of 28 and finished the contest at 7 out of 12 from the charity stripe (58.3%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Orlando permitted Cleveland to collect 36 in all (10 offensive).
Aaron Gordon ended up being a factor for the Magic for this contest. He converted 9 out of 17 for this game for a rate of 52.9%, which gave him 24 points. Gordon snagged 11 rebounds in his 27:55 minutes of time on the court and accounted for 2 assists for this game. Someone else who was a determining factor for Orlando was Nikola Vučević. He ended up walking away with 23 points in his 31:09 mins on the court via 9 out of 16 shooting for the contest. Vučević wrapped this one up going 56.3% from the field as well as earning 2 assists and 8 boards.
Orlando has a win-loss record of 5-2 on the year. The Magic have committed 17.9 fouls per game and they hit 83.0% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 21.9 times per contest (28th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.0 times per game. Orlando has accounted for 775 points this season (110.7 per game) and they pull in 49.0 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Magic are hitting on 43.8% from the floor, which is 26th in basketball. The Magic on defense are ranked 10th in the NBA in PPG given up with 107.7. They have allowed 23.6 assists and 46.0 rebounds per game, which ranks them 14th and 19th in the NBA. The Orlando defense gives up 34.2% on 3-point shots (77 of 225) and opponents are knocking down 71.7% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 16.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.9% from the floor (20th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando (-2)
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