Cavaliers vs. Magic: NBA Playoffs Game 7 Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – May 5, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 4, 2024

The Cleveland Cavaliers head into a decisive Game 7 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Orlando Magic as 3-point favorites. The playoff matchup on Sunday tips at 1:00 PM ET on ABC from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The series is tied 3-3. The over/under is set as 195 points for this contest.

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Cavaliers vs. Magic Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Total
Cavaliers -3 195

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Injury Report as of May 5

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

Magic: Gary Harris: Questionable (Hamstring)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Magic (+3)
Total Pick Over (195)

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.

Cavaliers vs. Magic Stat Rankings

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

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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

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

Betting Trends

  • The Cavaliers are 38-42-2 against the spread this season.
  • Cleveland is 18-21-2 as 3-point favorites or more.
  • The Cavaliers have seen 40 of their 82 games hit the over.
  • Cleveland’s games have had more than 195 points scored on 81 occasions this year.
  • The point total average for Cavaliers games this season is 222.9, 27.9 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Against the spread, the Magic are 51-31-0 this year.
  • Orlando has an ATS record of 18-11 as a 3-point underdog or greater.
  • This year, 36 of the Magic’s 82 games have gone over the point total.
  • Orlando’s games have had over 195 points 75 times this year.
  • The average total points scored in Magic games this year (195) is 23.9 points higher than the total for this matchup.

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