Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers 11/27/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Orlando Magic (4-15) are hitting the road to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Saturday where they will meet the Cleveland Cavaliers (9-10).
The Magic took the court against the Hornets and went home with a loss by a final score of 106-99 in their last contest. Orlando finished the contest having earned a 40.9% field goal percentage (38 out of 93) and converted 15 of 42 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Magic buried 8 of 10 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. In relation to pulling down boards, they earned 51 with 10 of them being offensive. They also distributed 23 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 5 steals. Regarding the defense, Orlando allowed 41.9% from the floor on 39 out of 93 shooting. Charlotte distributed 49 assists and had 26 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Charlotte pulled down 37 rebounds (12 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 1 block. Charlotte ended up shooting 76.2% when shooting free throws by converting 16 of 21 attempts. They also converted 12 of their 41 attempts from beyond the perimeter. In regard to personal fouls, the Magic walked away with 19 and the Hornets finished the game with 10 personal fouls.
Wendell Carter is a guy who was a major factor in this contest. Carter finished 66.7% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. He played for 32 minutes played and snagged 11 rebounds. He left the arena with 14 points on 6 out of 9 shooting.
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Orlando heads into this one with a record of 4-15 this year. They currently have an average of 100.8 points per contest (28th in the NBA) while connecting on 41.4% from the floor. The Magic are shooting 33.3% on 3-pointers (250 of 750) and 75.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Orlando is collecting 45.1 rebounds per game and has racked up 415 assists for the year, which is 22nd in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 15.6 times per contest and as a squad are committing 20.5 personal fouls per contest.
On defense, the Magic are able to force 13.0 turnovers every game and they draw 18.4 personal fouls. They concede 34.4% on 3-point attempts and they rank 24th in the league in points per game allowed (110.6). The Magic defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 45.4% (769 of 1,694) and they surrender 47.0 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 24th in the NBA in allowing assists with 482 relinquished so far this year.
When they last played, the Cavaliers took a loss by a score of 120-115 when they faced the Suns. The Cavaliers earned 31 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 44 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while earning 7 steals for the contest. The Suns were called for 15 personal fouls for this game which got the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for a total of 25 tries. They were able to convert 17 of the free throws for a clip of 68.0%. With regard to shots from downtown, Cleveland converted 12 of their 39 tries (30.8%). Overall, the Cavaliers finished the game shooting 43 out of 97 from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.3%. The Cavaliers allowed the Suns to make 45 of their 86 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 52.3% for this game. They shot 36.4% from distance by hitting 8 of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 22 of 28 at the free throw line (78.6%). Regarding rebounding, Cleveland permitted Phoenix to pull down 37 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Jarrett Allen ended up having an impact for the Cavaliers in this contest. He buried 9 out of 10 for the contest giving him a rate of 90.0%, and accumulated 11 rebounds. Allen recorded 25 points in his 38 mins on the court and accounted for 2 dimes in this matchup.
Cleveland has a record of 9-10 on the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cavaliers are hitting on 44.4% from the floor, which is ranked 19th in the league. Cleveland has earned 1,956 points on the campaign (102.9 per contest) and they collect 44.4 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 23.6 times per game (13th in basketball) and they turn it over 15.8 times per contest. The Cavaliers are committing 16.1 personal fouls every game and they hit 76.9% from the free throw line.
The Cleveland defense allows 33.4% on 3-point attempts (203 of 607) and their opponents are knocking down 79.6% of their foul shots. They allow 24.8 assists and 44.5 rebounds every game, which is 23rd and 11th in the league. The Cavaliers are ranked 6th in the league in points given up per game with 103.5. They are forcing 14.5 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.2% from the field (17th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland
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