Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction NBA Picks 4/30/24

Cleveland Cavaliers (50-36) vs Orlando Magic (49-37)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers -190 / Orlando Magic +165 --- Over/Under: 203.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic meet Tuesday in Game 5 East First Round NBA Playoffs action at the Kia Center. Here’s a Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction.

Orlando Magic Betting Preview

The Orlando Magic look for a third straight win to take a surprising 3-2 series lead. The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 91.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Franz Wagner is averaging 21.5 points and 4.3 assists, while Paolo Banchero is averaging 21.3 points and 7 rebounds. Jalen Suggs is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathan Isaac is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 26.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers hope to keep the trend alive of the home team winning every game in this series to take a 3-2 lead. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 91.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 100.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 21 points and 5 assists, while Jarrett Allen is averaging 17 points and 1.3 assists. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Garland is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 26.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic Injury Report

The Cleveland Cavaliers will continue to be without Ty Jerome and Dean Wade. Craig Porter Jr. remains questionable with an ankle injury and hasn’t played since April 14. The Orlando Magic don’t have a single player on their injury report, which makes them the healthiest team in the NBA playoffs.

Cleveland Cavaliers Player Facts

  • Jarrett Allen ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FG% (63.4%) this season.
  • Donovan Mitchell ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.8) this season.

Orlando Magic Player Facts

  • Moritz Wagner ranks 8th amongst qualified players for FG% (60.1%) this season.
  • Jalen Suggs ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.4) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Cavaliers are one of only two teams to lose a game when leading by 20+ points at HT this season.
  • The Cavaliers rank 3rd in the league for Q2 opponent points per game this season (26.9).
  • The Magic rank 1st in the league for opponent assists per game this season (23.9).
  • The Magic rank 1st in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (39.9).

Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction

There's good reason to consider the Cleveland Cavaliers and the chalk, as the home team has won and covered all 4 games in this series. However, the Cavs looked so bad in game 3 and game 4 that I have to lean toward the Magic and the points. The Magic have all of the momentum in this series after recent wins, and they're the only team to top 100 points in four games. The Cavaliers have been a mess offensively, and they're 15th in points per game and field goal percentage among playoff teams. Only the Pelicans have been worse offensively throughout these playoffs. Again, maybe home court is the deciding factor here and the Cavs will find a way to right the ship. I still want the points with the Magic, as I believe they're in the driver's seat to advance.

Randy’s Pick Orlando Magic +4.5

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