Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 4/28/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+1)
The Orlando Magic (18-43) are headed to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Wednesday where they'll take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (21-40). Cleveland opens this game as 1-point favorites. The total has been set at 217.
The Orlando Magic faced off with the Los Angeles Lakers and ended up losing by a score of 114-103 in their last game. Orlando ended the game with a 47.4% FG percentage (36 out of 76) and buried 11 of 25 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Magic knocked down 20 of their 24 shots for a percentage of 83.3%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they collected 28 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 16 assists in this contest while forcing 11 turnovers and getting 5 steals. Pertaining to defending, Orlando allowed their opponent to shoot 54.0% from the floor on 47 out of 87 shooting. Los Angeles distributed 23 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. In addition, Los Angeles had 44 rebounds (9 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Los Angeles shot 64.3% when shooting free throws by burying 9 of their 14 shots. They buried 11 of their 31 attempts from 3-point land.
Chuma Okeke is one player who was a major factor in the game. He ended up walking away with 18 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 31:24 minutes and collected 5 rebounds. Okeke walked away from this one shooting 58.3% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this matchup for the Magic was Gary Harris. He collected 1 rebound in his 34:47 minutes played. He finished the game shooting 25.0% from the floor for this game by connecting on 3-of-12 (17 points). When the final whistle was blown, Harris collected 1 assist.
Orlando heads into this game with a record of 18-43 on the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 12.7 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 16.9 fouls every game. As a team, Orlando is collecting 45.1 boards per game and has tallied 1,344 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 28th in the league in terms of passing. The Magic are hitting 34.6% on three-point attempts (682 of 1,970) and 77.6% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 104.3 points per contest (29th in the league) while hitting 43.0% from the floor. On defense, the Magic are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They give up 37.6% on shots from distance and they rank 19th in the league in points per game allowed (112.7). The Magic defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.4% (798 of 1,125) and they surrender 46.9 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 27th in the league in giving up assists with 1,583 surrendered so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Cleveland Cavaliers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 112-96 when they played the Toronto Raptors. The Cavaliers pulled down 28 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 6 steals in the matchup. The Raptors committed 19 fouls in this matchup which took the Cavaliers to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to make 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 87.5%. In regard to 3-pointers, Cleveland knocked down 10 of their 38 attempts (26.3%). Overall, the Cavaliers went 36 for 83 from the floor which had them sitting at 43.4%. The Cavaliers permitted the Raptors to make 43 of their 79 tries from the floor which had them shooting 54.4% in this game. They wrapped up this game 27.6% from 3-point land by going 8 of 29 and walked away from this one shooting 18 of 20 from the free throw line (90.0%). With respect to how they rebounded, Cleveland permitted Toronto to collect 40 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Isaac Okoro ended up having an impact for the Cavaliers in this matchup. He converted 8 out of 16 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 6 rebounds. Okoro accumulated 20 points in his 32:10 minutes on the court, but left the arena with no assists. An additional guy who came through for Cleveland was Jarrett Allen. He ended up walking away with 2 dimes in his 31:12 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 7 of 11 from the floor. Allen finished going 63.6% from the floor and also totaling 15 points and 7 rebounds.
Cleveland has a win-loss record of 21-40 so far this year. Cleveland has accounted for 6,344 points on the year (104.0 per game) and they collect 42.4 boards per game. The Cavaliers are committing 18.6 fouls every game and they connect on 74.4% from the free throw line. In terms of offensive execution, the Cavaliers are hitting on 45.5% from the field, which is 23rd in the league. They are dishing out assists 24.0 times per game (21st in basketball) and they are turning it over 15.4 times per game. The Cavaliers defensively are ranked 11th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 111.0. They are able to force 15.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.0% from the field (28th in basketball). The Cleveland defense allows 38.0% on shots from beyond the arc (758 of 1,993) and their opponents are converting on 77.6% of their free throw attempts. They give up 25.0 dimes and 43.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 16th and 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando (+1)
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