Cavaliers vs. Magic Predictions & Best Bets: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under and Props | Game 5

Written By PlayPicks Staff on April 29, 2024

The Orlando Magic will look to overcome the odds as 5-point underdogs for Game 5 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Tuesday, tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on NBA. The series is tied 2-2. The point total in the matchup is 202.5.

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Spread: Magic (+5) to Cover

  • The model and DraftKings both have the Cavaliers taking home the win, but the model has them winning by slightly less (2.6 points). Lean towards taking the Magic.
  • Orlando is 51-31-0 ATS this year.
  • The Magic are 8-7 ATS this season when playing as at least 5-point underdogs.
  • Cleveland’s ATS record is 38-42-2 this season.
  • When playing as at least 5-point favorites this season, the Cavaliers have an ATS record of 9-17-1.

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Total: Over 202.5

  • The model projects a total (219.5 points) much higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup (202.5 points). Take the over.
  • In 75 games this season, Cleveland and its opponent have combined to score more than 202.5 points.
  • There have been 67 Orlando’s games this season with more than 202.5 points scored.
  • In the Cavaliers’ 82 games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 40 times.
  • Magic games have hit the over 36 out of 82 times this year.

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Moneyline Winner: Cavaliers (-205)

  • Prediction: Cavaliers 111, Magic 108
  • Cleveland has been the favorite in 53 games this season and won 37 (69.8%) of those contests.
  • Orlando has been chosen as underdogs in 44 games this year and has walked away with the win 17 times (38.6%) in those games.

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Caris LeVert Rebounds Prop: Under 2.5

  • Caris LeVert posts 14.0 points, 4.1 boards and 5.1 assists per game, shooting 42.1% from the field and 32.5% from downtown with 1.6 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • He averages 1.6 more rebounds than his over/under on Tuesday (which is 2.5).
  • Bookmakers have listed a rebound over/under for him 48 times this season, and he has gone over in 29 of those games.
  • The Magic are 25th in the NBA in rebounds per game (42.3) and best in rebounds allowed (39.9).

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Paolo Banchero Points Prop: Under 21.5

  • On a per-game basis, Paolo Banchero gives the Magic 22.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists. He also averages 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
  • Banchero’s 22.6 points per game are 1.1 points more than Tuesday’s over/under.
  • Banchero has gone over on his points prop on 43 occasions this season (in 82 games with such a prop).
  • This season, the Cavaliers are posting 112.6 points per game (20th-ranked in NBA) and ceding 110.2 points per contest (seventh-ranked).

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

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