Magic vs. Cavaliers: NBA Playoffs Game 6 Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – May 3, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 2, 2024

The Cleveland Cavaliers lead 3-2 going into a deciding Game 6 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs. The Magic are 4.5-point favorites for the game, which airs on ESPN at 7:00 PM ET. The over/under for the matchup is 200.5 points.

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Magic vs. Cavaliers Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Total
Magic -4.5 200.5

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Injury Report as of May 3

Magic: Gary Harris: Questionable (Hamstring)

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

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Cavaliers (+4.5)
Total Pick Over (200.5)

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

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
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

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
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.
  • Against the spread as 4.5-point favorites or more, Orlando is 21-6.
  • The Magic have seen 36 of their 82 games go over the point total.
  • Orlando and its opponent have broken the 200.5-point mark 70 times this season.
  • Magic games have had an average of 218.9 points this season, 18.4 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The Cavaliers have 38 wins in 82 games against the spread this year.
  • Against the spread, as a 4.5-point underdog or greater, Cleveland is 12-8.
  • The Cavaliers have played 82 games this year, and 40 of them have gone over the total.
  • Cleveland’s games have gone over 200.5 points on 76 occasions this year.
  • The average total points scored in Cavaliers games this year (200.5) is 22.4 points higher than the total for this matchup.

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