Cavaliers Vs Magic: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – April 28, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 28, 2021

The Cleveland Cavaliers (21-40) will look to halt a three-game losing streak when they host the Orlando Magic (18-43) at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 as 2-point favorites. The Magic have lost six games in a row. The over/under is set at 211.5 for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 28, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Cavaliers vs Magic Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 28

Lamar Stevens: Day To Day (Concussion),
Collin Sexton: Out (Concussion),
Dylan Windler: Out (Knee),
Matthew Dellavedova: Out (Neck),
Larry Nance Jr.: Out (Thumb),
Taurean Prince: Out For Season (Ankle),
Isaiah Hartenstein: Out (Concussion)

Jonathan Isaac: Out For Season (Knee),
Terrence Ross: Day To Day (Back),
Otto Porter Jr.: Day To Day (Foot),
James Ennis III: Day To Day (Calf),
Devin Cannady: Out For Season (Ankle),
Markelle Fultz: Out For Season (Knee),
Michael Carter-Williams: Day To Day (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Cavaliers (-2)
Total Pick Over (211.5)
Prediction Cavaliers 110, Magic 106

The model projects the Cavaliers to win, just as DraftKings does, but the model favors them by a small margin more (4.8 to 2).

In this matchup, the model projects a total (216.0 points) a little higher than the DraftKings over/under (211.5 points).

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Cavaliers Key Players

Collin Sexton 50 24.5 3.0 4.1 1.1 0.1 1.7
Darius Garland 51 17.7 2.5 6.2 1.2 0.1 2.0
Jarrett Allen 52 13.2 9.8 1.6 0.5 1.6 0.1
Kevin Love 18 11.7 6.4 2.3 0.5 0.1 2.0
Cedi Osman 51 9.6 3.3 2.7 0.9 0.2 1.6

Cavaliers Player Props

  • Collin Sexton’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 23.5, 1.0 point lower than his season average of 24.5.
  • Darius Garland’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 29.5, 3.2 greater than his season average of 26.3.
  • Kevin Love’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 1.5 shots higher than his season average of 2.0.
  • Jarrett Allen’s blocks prop total for the contest is set at 0.5, 1.1 blocks lower than his season average of 1.6.

Magic Key Players

Terrence Ross 46 15.6 3.5 2.4 1.0 0.5 1.9
Wendell Carter Jr. 47 11.8 8.2 2.0 0.7 0.8 0.3
Cole Anthony 36 11.8 4.5 4.4 0.6 0.5 1.1
Dwayne Bacon 61 10.6 3.0 1.2 0.6 0.1 0.9
Gary Harris 28 10.3 2.1 1.9 0.8 0.3 1.3

Magic Player Props

  • Terrence Ross’ points prop total for the game is set at 17.5, 1.9 points higher than his season average of 15.6.
  • Cole Anthony’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 25.5, 4.8 greater than his season average of 20.7.
  • Ross’ three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.4 shots less than his season average of 1.9.
  • Chuma Okeke’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.5 steals greater than his season average of 1.0.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Cavaliers have a 45.5% shooting percentage from the field, which is 1.9% lower than the 47.4% of shots the Magic’s opponents have knocked down.
  • Cleveland has a 17-5 record against the spread and a 15-7 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 47.4% from the field.
  • Orlando’s record is 13-8-1 against the spread and 9-13 overall when its opponents make more than 45.5% of their shots from the field.
  • The Magic have shot at a 43% rate from the field this season, five percentage points below the 48% shooting opponents of the Cavaliers have averaged.
  • Orlando is 9-0 against the spread and 8-1 overall when it shoots better than 48% from the field.
  • Cleveland is 8-4 against the spread and 9-3 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot higher than 43% from the field.
  • The Cavaliers’ 33.8% three-point shooting percentage this season is 3.8 percentage points lower than opponents of the Magic have shot from beyond the arc (37.6%).
  • Cleveland has put together a 14-6 record against the spread and a 12-8 straight-up record in games this season when the team hits more than 37.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • Orlando is 15-7 against the spread while putting up a 10-12 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 33.8% from three-point range.
  • The Magic are hitting 34.6% of their shots from beyond the arc, which is 3.4 percentage points fewer than the 38% the Cavaliers’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Orlando is 14-4-1 ATS and 9-10 overall when the team makes more than 38% of its three-point attempts.
  • Cleveland is 13-7 ATS and 10-10 overall in games it shoots above 34.6% from deep.
  • The Cavaliers knock down 9.8 three-pointers per game this season, 1.4 fewer made shots on average than the 11.2 per game the Magic allow.
  • When Orlando makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 14-6 against the spread and 10-10 overall. When Cleveland is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 8-31 ATS and 8-31 straight up.
  • The Cavaliers rank last in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Magic give up the 25th-fewest made threes in the league.

Cavaliers vs Magic Stat Rankings

Cavaliers Rank Cavaliers AVG Magic AVG Magic Rank
30th 104 Points Scored 104.3 29th
11th 111 Points Allowed 112.7 19th
23rd 42.5 Rebounds 45.1 12th
8th 10.4 Off. Rebounds 10.4 9th
30th 9.8 3pt Made 11.2 23rd
21st 24 Assists 22 28th
24th 14.4 Turnovers 12.1 4th

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