Magic vs. Cavaliers: NBA Playoffs Game 3 Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – April 25, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on April 23, 2024

The Orlando Magic come into Game 3 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers as 2.5-point favorites. The playoff matchup on Thursday starts at 7:00 PM ET on NBA from Amway Center. The Cavaliers are leading the series 2-0. A 201.5-point over/under is set for this matchup.

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Magic vs. Cavaliers Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Total
Magic -2.5 201.5

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Injury Report as of April 25

Magic: None

Cavaliers: Ty Jerome: Out (Ankle), Ricky Rubio: Out (Personal), Dean Wade: Out (Knee), Craig Porter Jr.: Out (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Cavaliers (+2.5)
Total Pick Over (201.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Magic vs. Cavaliers Stat Rankings

Magic Avg. (Rank) Cavaliers Avg. (Rank)
110.5 (24th) Points Scored 112.6 (20th)
108.4 (3rd) Points Allowed 110.2 (7th)
42.3 (25th) Rebounds 43.3 (16th)
10.5 (15th) Off. Rebounds 9.8 (22nd)
11 (29th) 3pt Made 13.5 (7th)
24.7 (27th) Assists 28 (8th)
13.8 (24th) Turnovers 12.7 (16th)

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Magic Key Players

Paolo Banchero 80 22.6 6.9 5.4 0.9 0.6 1.5
Franz Wagner 72 19.7 5.3 3.7 1.1 0.4 1.3
Jalen Suggs 75 12.6 3.1 2.7 1.4 0.6 2
Cole Anthony 81 11.6 3.8 2.9 0.8 0.5 1.1
Wendell Carter Jr. 55 11 6.9 1.7 0.6 0.5 1.2

Cavaliers Key Players

Donovan Mitchell 55 26.6 5.1 6.1 1.8 0.5 3.3
Darius Garland 57 18 2.7 6.5 1.3 0.1 2.3
Jarrett Allen 77 16.5 10.5 2.7 0.7 1.1 0
Evan Mobley 50 15.7 9.4 3.2 0.9 1.4 0.4
Caris LeVert 68 14 4.1 5.1 1.1 0.5 1.6

Betting Trends

  • The Magic’s record against the spread is 51-31-0.
  • Orlando has an ATS record of 24-10 as 2.5-point favorites or more.
  • The Magic have played 82 games this year, and 36 of them have gone over the total.
  • A total of 68 times so far this year, Orlando and its opponent have combined to score more than 201.5 points.
  • The total for this game is 201.5, and that’s 17.4 points fewer than the average total in Magic games thus far this season.
  • The Cavaliers’ record against the spread is 38-42-2.
  • As a 2.5-point underdog or greater, Cleveland is 13-13 against the spread.
  • The Cavaliers have played 82 games this season, and 40 of them have gone over the total.
  • So far this year, 75 Cleveland’s games have featured over 201.5 points scored.
  • This season, Cavaliers games have resulted in an average scoring total of 222.9, which is 21.4 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.

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