Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction NBA Picks 5/5/24

Cleveland Cavaliers (51-37) vs Orlando Magic (50-38)

Game Info: Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 1:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers -3.5 / Orlando Magic +3.5 --- Over/Under: 195.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Sunday in Game 7 East First Round NBA Playoffs action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Here’s a Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction.

Orlando Magic Betting Preview

The Orlando Magic will make the second round of the playoffs for the first time since the 2009-10 season with a victory here. The Orlando Magic are averaging 101.3 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 94.2 points on 44 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 25.2 points and 4.3 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 21 points and 7 rebounds. Jalen Suggs is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathan Isaac is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 28.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers will make the second round of the playoffs for the first time since the 2017-18 season with a victory here. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 94.2 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 27 points and 4.3 assists, while Jarrett Allen is averaging 17 points and 1.3 assists. Darius Garland is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Mobley is grabbing 8 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 28.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 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. Jarrett Allen is questionable with a ribs injury and missed games 5 and 6. For the Orlando Magic, Gary Harris is questionable with a hamstring injury, which he suffered in game 5 after playing 19 minutes.

Cleveland Cavaliers Player Facts

  • Donovan Mitchell ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.8) this season.
  • Evan Mobley ranks 11th amongst qualified players for FG% (58.0%) this season.

Orlando Magic Player Facts

  • Jalen Suggs ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.4) this season.
  • Paolo Banchero is one of only 12 qualified players in the league averaging at least 20.0 points, 5.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds 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

The Cleveland Cavaliers should be favored, considering the home team has won all 6 games in this series and 8 of the last 10 games overall. The Cavs also have the best player in the series in Donovan Mitchell. The line makes sense. With that said, the Magic has played the better and more consistent ball over the last 4 games. Let's not forget the Magic nearly stole game 5 in Cleveland but were blocked in the final seconds. The Magic have covered the last 4 games against the Cavs. Also, it shouldn't be overlooked that Mitchell was dealing with a knee issue in game 6 and often hobbling around. That should be monitored if getting involved in this game. I just don't like the vibes I'm getting from the Cavs and players not named Mitchell, as they continue to come up short on the offensive end. The Magic have a pep in their step. Give me the points, and I kind of expect the Magic to win outright. 

Randy’s Pick Orlando Magic +3.5

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