Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 3/28/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Monday, March 28, 2022
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is where the Cleveland Cavaliers (41-33) will play the Orlando Magic (20-55) on Monday.
The Magic faced the Kings and went home with a loss by a final score of 114-110 in their last contest. Orlando finished the game having earned a 42.5% field goal percentage (45 out of 106) and made 13 out of their 36 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Magic converted 7 of 7 shots for a percentage of 100.0%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 57 with 15 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 27 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and having 9 steals. When talking about the defense, Orlando let their opponent shoot 42.9% from the field on 42 of 98 shooting. Sacramento dished out 59 assists and had 24 steals for this contest. On top of that, Sacramento collected 41 rebounds (18 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Sacramento finished shooting 79.2% from the free throw line by making 19 of 24 attempts. They made 11 out of their 36 shots from beyond the perimeter. Regarding fouls, the Magic ended up with 20 and the Kings accounted for 14 fouls.
Moritz Wagner is a player who had an impact in this contest. He racked up 15 points on 5 out of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 19 minutes and also collected 6 rebounds. Wagner finished the contest at 55.6% from the floor and also dished out 5 dimes.
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Orlando enters this game with a win-loss record of 20-55 on the year. They are giving up possession 14.6 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.8 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Orlando is snagging 44.3 boards per game and has earned 1,762 assists this year, which ranks 21st in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Magic are connecting on 33.0% on three-point attempts (901 of 2,731) and 79.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 104.2 pts per contest (29th in basketball) on 43.3% from the field.
On defense, the Magic are able to force 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.6 fouls. They give up 36.4% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 21st in the league in PPG from their opponents (111.9). The Magic defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.7% (3,051 of 6,674) and they concede 47.0 boards per contest as a team. They are 17th in the league in allowing assists with 1,849 relinquished for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Cavaliers took a loss by a final score of 98-94 when they faced the Bulls. Regarding how they attacked the glass, Cleveland permitted Chicago to get 31 in all (6 offensive). They wrapped up this game 23.8% from 3-point land by connecting on 5 out of 21 and ended up shooting 21 of 25 from the free throw line (84.0%). The Cavaliers permitted the Bulls to bury 36 out of 75 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.0% in this contest. Overall, the Cavaliers shot 34 out of 82 from the floor which had them shooting 41.5%. In reference to three-point shots, Cleveland converted 7 of their 31 tries (22.6%). They were able to convert 19 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 70.4%. The Bulls committed 13 personal fouls for the game which got the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for a total of 27 shots. They turned the ball over 13 times, while getting 7 steals in this contest. The Cavaliers snagged 31 defensive boards and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 46 in this game.
Darius Garland was important for the Cavaliers for the matchup. He knocked down 9 of 22 for the matchup giving him a rate of 40.9%, and had 6 rebounds. Garland scored 28 points in his 44 minutes of playing time and earned 5 assists for this contest.
Cleveland has a win-loss mark of 41-33 so far this year. The Cavaliers are committing 17.2 fouls every game and they hit 76.0% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 25.2 times per contest (9th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.6 times per contest. Cleveland has totaled 7,931 points for the season (107.2 per game) and they pull down 44.4 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Cavaliers are shooting 46.7% from the field, which has them ranked 10th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers on the defensive side of the court are 3rd in the NBA in points given up per game with 104.7. They are able to force 13.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.1% from the field (7th in basketball). The Cleveland defense allows 34.9% on shots from distance (853 of 2,445) and their opposition makes 77.2% of their free throw shots. They have given up 23.8 dimes and 42.8 total boards per game, which is ranked 9th and 6th in the league.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland
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