A contest featuring a struggling NBA team will see the Orlando Magic (5-17) battle the Cleveland Cavaliers (14-8) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on December 2, 2022. The Magic have lost six in a row and are 2-8 over their last 10 games. They enter this matchup as 10.5-point underdogs. A 216.5-point over/under is set for this matchup.
How to bet Cavaliers vs. Magic
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -516 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +390 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 216.5 points.
Cavaliers vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, December 2, 2022
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSOH
- Location: Cleveland, Ohio
- Arena: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Cavaliers vs. Magic Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Cavaliers are 14-8-0 this season. Cleveland has been victorious in 12, or 80%, of the 15 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Cavaliers games this year have gone over the total in 10 out of 22 opportunities (45.5%).
The Magic have played 22 games, with nine wins against the spread. Orlando is 5-14 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 26.3% of those games). The Magic have gone over the point total 50% of the time this season (11 of 22 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Cavaliers: Lamar Stevens: Probable (Illness), Kevin Love: Doubtful (Thumb), Jarrett Allen: Out (Back), Dylan Windler: Out (Ankle), Ricky Rubio: Out (Knee)
Magic: Mohamed Bamba: Questionable (Back), Gary Harris: Out (Hamstring), Jalen Suggs: Out (Ankle), Chuma Okeke: Out (Knee), Wendell Carter: Out (Foot), Jonathan Isaac: Out (Hamstring)
What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland is putting up 112.9 points per game this year (15th-ranked in NBA), but it has really played well defensively, surrendering just 106 points per contest (best). Offensively the Cavaliers have performed better when playing at home this year, averaging 116.5 points per game, compared to 109.9 per game on the road. The Cavaliers have been racking up 110 points per contest in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly lower than the 112.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Cleveland ranks third-best in the NBA with a three-point shooting percentage of 38.5%. It ranks 12th in the league by making 12.1 threes per contest. The Cavaliers have taken 62.9% two-pointers and 37.1% threes this year. Of the team’s buckets, 70.2% are two-pointers and 29.8% are threes.
What you need to know about the Orlando Magic
Orlando is the third-worst squad in the NBA in points scored (108.3 per game) and 19th in points allowed (114.4). The Magic are scoring more points at home (112 per game) than away (103.9). The Magic have performed worse offensively over their last 10 games, generating 106.2 points per contest, 2.1 fewer points their than season average of 108.3.
In 2022-23 Orlando is fifth-worst in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.6 per game) and rank 21st in 3-point percentage (33.8%). In 2022-23, the Magic have attempted 37.7% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 62.3% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 27.1% of the Magic’s baskets have been 3-pointers, and 72.9% have been 2-pointers.
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