Cavaliers vs Magic Prediction - NBA Picks 12/11/23

Orlando Magic (15-7) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (13-9)

Game Info: Monday, December 11, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)

Betting Odds: Orlando Magic -2.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Cleveland Cavaliers invade the Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Here’s a Cavs vs Magic Prediction.

Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been in great shape as they've won five of their last six games overall and they will be gunning for a fourth straight victory after taking down the Heat in a 111-99 road win on Friday. Donovan Mitchell led the team with 27 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, Darius Garland added 18 points with six assists and four steals while Georges Niang chipped in with 13 points off the bench. As a team, the Cavaliers shot 46 percent from the field and 14 of 38 from the 3-point line as they struggled to get going and scored just 17 points in the first quarter to trail by 16 points, but they took over in the second quarter and built an 18-point lead which was enough to hold off a late charge from the Heat.

Cleveland Cavaliers Player Facts

  • Donovan Mitchell ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.9) this season.
  • Jarrett Allen ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for FG% (67.2%) this season.

Orlando Magic

Meanwhile, the Orlando Magic have been in fine form as they've won 10 of their last 12 games and they will be eager to keep it going after blowing past the lowly Pistons in a 123-91 win on Friday. Franz Wagner led the team with 27 points on 12 of 20 shooting, Paolo Banchero added 24 points on nine of 17 shooting while Goga Bitadze chipped in with 13 points, eight rebounds and four blocks. As a team, the Magic shot 55 percent from the field and 10 of 26 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Pistons from the start and just never took their foot off the gas despite resting their starters early.

Orlando Magic Player Facts

  • Goga Bitadze ranks 14th amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (1.6) this season.
  • Paolo Banchero ranks 38th amongst qualified players for points per game (20.7) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Magic rank 1st in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (40.0).
  • The Magic rank 1st in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (8.9).
  • The Cavaliers rank 27th in the league for Q4 points per game this season (26.0).
  • The Cavaliers rank 4th in the league for Q2 opponent points per game this season (27.0).

Cavs vs Magic Prediction

The Cavaliers are still shorthanded with Caris LeVert, Ty Jerome and Evan Mobley already ruled out, while the Magic have ruled out Markelle Fultz and they have Jalen Suggs and Jonathan Isaac both listed as questionable. Both teams are coming into this meeting with winning momentum so I'm not surprised that the line is so short. With that being said, the Cavaliers beat the Magic by 121-111 on Wednesday thanks to a red-hot start, but the Magic are a solid team and I think they can get their revenge in this spot.

Peter’s Pick Orlando -2.5

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