Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 12/2/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
The Orlando Magic are en route to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Friday where they will meet the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Magic faced the Hawks and took a loss by a score of 125-108 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Magic walked away with 21 and the Hawks totaled 17 personal fouls. They knocked down 8 out of their 32 shots from beyond the arc. Atlanta finished shooting 78.9% from the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of 19 attempts. In addition, Atlanta snagged 49 rebounds (14 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Atlanta distributed 25 dimes and had 8 steals in the matchup. In relation to defending, Orlando allowed 54.3% from the floor on 51 out of 94 shooting. They also dished out 26 dimes for the game in addition to forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 33 with 6 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Magic made 22 of 25 tries for a percentage of 88.0%. Orlando ended with a 49.4% field goal percentage (39 out of 79) and knocked down 8 of 27 three-point shots.
Franz Wagner is a player who was a major contributor in the game. He accounted for 22 points on 8 of 17 shooting. He played 32 minutes and also grabbed 6 rebounds. Wagner finished the game at 47.1% from the field and also totaled 3 dimes.
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Orlando steps onto the court with a mark of 5-17 for the campaign. They are turning it over 16.5 times per game and as a group are committing 21.2 fouls every game. As a team, Orlando is pulling down 42.8 boards per game and has totaled 466 dimes on the year, which is 28th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Magic are connecting on 33.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (234 of 693) and 78.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 108.3 points per contest (28th in the league) while hitting 46.9% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Magic are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game and they draw 20.3 fouls. They are giving up 34.1% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 19th in basketball in points per game allowed (114.4). The Magic defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.8% (930 of 1,946) and they concede 41.3 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 21st in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 557 surrendered on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Cavaliers took home the win by a final score of 113-85 against the 76ers. The Cavaliers recorded 34 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 40 in this matchup. They coughed up the ball 18 times, while earning 10 steals for this contest. The 76ers committed 11 fouls for the matchup which got the Cavaliers to the free throw line for a total of 10 shots. They were able to make 8 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.0%. In reference to shots from distance, Cleveland buried 15 out of 29 attempts (51.7%). Overall, the Cavaliers went 45 out of 74 from the floor which had them shooting 60.8%. The Cavaliers permitted the 76ers to knock down 32 of 77 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.6% for this game. They finished 23.1% from beyond the arc by shooting 6 of 26 and finished the game at 15 out of 18 at the free throw line (83.3%). In regard to team rebounding, Cleveland allowed Philadelphia to get 30 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Caris LeVert ended up being a factor for the Cavaliers in this contest. LeVert recorded 22 points in his 33 mins on the court and accumulated 4 dimes for the game. He made 8 out of 11 for this game for a field goal percentage of 72.7%, and accumulated 6 rebounds.
Cleveland has a mark of 14-8 on the campaign. The Cavaliers commit 19.8 personal fouls per contest while shooting 80.6% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 23.8 times per contest (22nd in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.0 times per game. Cleveland has totaled 2,484 points this year (112.9 per game) and they collect 43.7 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Cavaliers are shooting 48.0% from the field, which is 8th in the NBA.
The Cleveland defense gives up 36.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (255 of 706) and opponents are converting on 76.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 23.3 dimes and 39.3 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 7th and 1st in the NBA. The Cavaliers defensively are ranked 1st in basketball in points per game surrendered with 106.0. They are forcing 14.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.5% from the floor (6th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando
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