The Cleveland Cavaliers (2-1) square off against the Orlando Magic (1-3) as 8.5-point favorites on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 7:00 PM ET on BSOH. The matchup has a 215.5 point total.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -366 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +286 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 215.5 points.
Cavaliers vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSOH
- Location: Cleveland, Ohio
- Arena: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Cavaliers vs. Magic Betting Trends
The Cavaliers were 42-37-3 against the spread last season. Cleveland went 29-11 in games it was listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 72.5% of those games). There were 37 Cavaliers games (out of 82) that hit the over last year.
Against the spread, the Magic were 36-45-1 last season. Last season, Orlando won 17 out of the 73 games, or 23.3%, in which it was the underdog. Last season, 41 of the Magic’s 82 games went over the point total.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Cavaliers vs. Magic Injury Report
Cavaliers: Darius Garland: Out (Eye), Dylan Windler: Out (Ankle), Ricky Rubio: Out (Knee)
Magic: Jalen Suggs: Out (Ankle), Moritz Wagner: Out (Ankle), Jonathan Isaac: Out (Hamstring), Markelle Fultz: Out (Toe), Gary Harris: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland was 25th in the league in points scored (107.8 per game) and fifth-best in points conceded (105.7) last season. Offensively the Cavaliers fared better when playing at home last year, scoring 108.1 points per game, compared to 107.5 per game on the road.
Last year, Cleveland was 20th in the NBA in 3-point makes (11.6 per game) and 15th in 3-point percentage (35.5%). The Cavaliers took 38.7% percent of their shots from beyond the arc last season, and 29.3% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they took 61.3% of their shots, with 70.7% of their makes coming from there.
What you need to know about the Orlando Magic
Orlando averaged only 104.2 points per game (second-worst in NBA) last season, but it played more consistently at the other end, where it gave up 112.2 points per game (20th-ranked). At home, the Magic averaged 104.2 points per game last season. Away, they averaged the same number.
Orlando, who ranked 15th in the league with 12.2 treys per game, shot just 33.1% from three-point land, which was third-worst in the NBA. The Magic took 58.3% two-pointers and 41.7% threes last year. Of the team’s baskets, 68.2% were two-pointers and 31.8% were threes.
Cavaliers vs. Magic Predictions and Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Cavaliers, and we predict that Cavaliers will cover the spread (Cavaliers -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 215.5 points.
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