The Cleveland Cavaliers (49-30) visit the Orlando Magic (34-44) at Amway Center, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. The Magic are 4.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has a 222 point total.
How to bet Cavaliers vs. Magic
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -192 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +162 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 222 points.
Cavaliers vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, April 4, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSF
- Location: Orlando, Florida
- Arena: Amway Center
Cavaliers vs. Magic Betting Trends
In the Cavaliers’ 79 games this year, they have 42 wins against the spread. Cleveland has been the favorite in 62 games this season and has come away with the win 46 times (74.2%) in those contests. The Cavaliers have eclipsed the over/under in 50% of their opportunities this year (39 times over 78 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, the Magic are 44-31-3 this year. Orlando has won 24 of the 59 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (40.7%). Magic games this season have gone over the total in 39 of 78 opportunities (50%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Wendell Carter Jr.||55||15.5||8.8||2.3||0.5||0.6||1.4|
Cavaliers vs. Magic Injury Report
Magic: Jonathan Isaac: Out (Injury Management), Patrick Beverley: Out (Trade Pending), Admiral Schofield: Questionable (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland is posting 112.3 points per game this season (25th-ranked in NBA), but it has really shined on defense, surrendering just 107 points per contest (best). Offensively the Cavaliers have performed better at home this year, scoring 113.6 points per game, compared to 111 per game on the road. The Cavaliers have seen an uptick in scoring lately, racking up 114.8 points per game in their last 10 outings, 2.5 points more than the 112.3 they’ve scored this year.
This year, Cleveland is draining 11.5 treys per game (19th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 36.5% (11th-ranked) from three-point land. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Cavaliers have taken 63.1% two-pointers (accounting for 72.4% of the team’s baskets) and 36.9% three-pointers (27.6%).
What you need to know about the Orlando Magic
Offensively, Orlando is the fifth-worst squad in the NBA (112 points per game). Defensively, it is 16th (113.9 points allowed per game). The Magic are scoring more points at home (114.9 per game) than away (109.1). The Magic are posting 114.9 points per game in their last 10 games, which is 2.9 more than their average for the season (112).
Orlando is the fifth-worst squad in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.7 per game) and 24th in 3-point percentage (34.8%). In 2022-23, the Magic have taken 35.7% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 64.3% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 26.3% of the Magic’s buckets have been 3-pointers, and 73.7% have been 2-pointers.
Our pick to win this contest is the Cavaliers, and we predict that Magic will cover the spread (Cavaliers -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 222 points.
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