Magic vs. Cavaliers Predictions & Best Bets: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under and Props | Game 3

Written By PlayPicks Staff on April 23, 2024

The Cleveland Cavaliers will look to pull off an upset as slight 2.5-point underdogs in Game 3 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center on Thursday, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on NBA. The Cavaliers have a 2-0 lead in the series. The over/under is 201 for the matchup.

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Spread: Cavaliers (+2.5) to Cover

  • The spread for this game suggested by the model (1.7 points) is a little tighter than the 2.5-point edge DraftKings gives to the Magic, though the data still has them as the favorite.
  • Cleveland is 38-42-2 ATS this year.
  • The Cavaliers have been an underdog by 2.5 points or more 26 times this season, and covered the spread in 13 of those matchups.
  • Orlando has a 51-31-0 record against the spread this season.
  • When playing as at least 2.5-point favorites this season, the Magic have an ATS record of 24-10.

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Total: Over 201

  • In this matchup, the model projects a total (219.9 points) substantially higher than the DraftKings over/under (201 points). Bet on the over.
  • A total of 70 times so far this year, Orlando and its opponent have combined to score more than 201 points.
  • Cleveland’s games have had over 201 points 76 times this season.
  • In the Magic’s 82 games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 36 times.
  • A total of 40 Cavaliers games this season have hit the over.

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Moneyline Winner: Magic (-135)

  • Prediction: Magic 111, Cavaliers 109
  • Orlando has won 30, or 78.9%, of the 38 games it has played as the favorite this season.
  • Cleveland has been an underdog in 29 games this season and has come away with the win 11 times (37.9%) in those contests.

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Franz Wagner Points Prop: Under 19.5

  • Franz Wagner posts 19.7 points, 5.3 boards and 3.7 assists per game, shooting 48.2% from the field and 28.2% from downtown with 1.3 made 3-pointers per game.
  • Wagner is posting 19.7 points per game, 0.2 more than Thursday’s prop total.
  • So far this season, Wagner is 35-for-73 at going over the total set for his points prop.
  • The Cavaliers are 20th in the NBA in points scored (112.6 per game) and seventh in points conceded (110.2).

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Jarrett Allen Rebounds Prop: Under 12.5

  • Jarrett Allen puts up 16.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game for the Cavaliers.
  • His rebounding average — 10.5 — is 2.0 lower than his over/under on Thursday.
  • He has grabbed more rebounds than his over/under in 33 of his 76 games with that prop available this season.
  • The Magic are pulling down 42.3 rebounds per game this year (25th-ranked in NBA), and they’ve ceded only 39.9 rebounds per game (best).

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All stats in this article refer to the 2023-24 regular season.

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