Cavaliers vs. Magic Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Thursday, Feb 22

Nov 15, 2023; Portland, Oregon, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell (45) reacts after scoring a three point basket during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center.
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The Cavaliers are all set to face off against the Orlando Magic on Thursday, Feb 22. Today’s game is slated to tip off at 7:00 ET and will be shown on BSOH. Cleveland enters this contest as 6.5-point favorites, and the over/under total stands at 216. Can the Magic come out on top as the favorite? Our Cavaliers vs. Magic predictions can be found below.

Cavaliers vs. Magic Odds

  • Spread: Cavaliers -6.5
  • Total 216

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Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, Feb 22
  • Time: 7:00 ET
  • Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland OH
  • TV: BSOH

Magic Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Magic have an over/under record of 5-0 and are 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last ten road games, Orlando has an ATS record of just 6-4. However, their overall record was 4-6 while averaging 105 points per game.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Magic have a straight up record of 4-6 and an ATS mark of 6-4.

Cavaliers Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Cavaliers have an over/under record of 4-1 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last ten home games, Cleveland has an ATS record of just 6-4. However, their overall record was 8-2 while averaging 116 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Cavaliers have a straight up record of 9-1. Their record vs the spread in these games was 5-5.

Can the Magic Lock in a Win at Cleveland?

Orlando’s O/U record for the season is 28-27, and the over has hit in their last five games. Today’s line is set at 216, and their games have averaged 222.6 points per game.

The Magic are 15-22 as the underdog this season and have gone 2-3 ATS in their last five games as the underdog. On the road, they are 18-11 ATS compared to 14-4 as the favorite.

In their last game, the Magic beat the Knicks by a score of 118-100. They were favored by 3.5 points going into the game and have covered the spread in five straight games.

Orlando’s overall record this season is 30-25, which is good for 8th place in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 20-14 and 6-5 against the Southeast Division.

So far this season, the Magic are averaging 111.7 points per game, which is 26th in the NBA. However, when playing on the road, they are averaging 109.1 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Magic are last in the league in three-pointers made per game at 10.9. Overall, they are shooting 34% from beyond the arc.

When it comes to pace of play, the Magic are 23rd in the league at 97.7 possessions per game. They are also 18th in field goal percentage at 47%.

Currently, the Magic’s defense holds the 7th rank in the NBA, allowing 110.9 points per game. Orlando struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Knicks, giving up 7. For the game, New York scored 100 points in the game.

Will Cleveland Live Up to Expectations at Home?

The Cavaliers are 6.5-point favorites today against the Magic. This season, Cleveland has been favored in 35 of their 53 games and has a record of 28-7 in those games. As the favorite, they are 19-15 against the spread, with an average scoring margin of +9.7 points per game.

In their last game, the Cavs defeated the Bulls by a score of 108-105. The over/under line for that game was 223 points, and Cleveland was favored by 9.5 points going into the game.

Cleveland’s O/U record for the season is 24-28-1, and their games have averaged 224.1 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 216 points.

In the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers are currently in 2nd place with a record of 36-17. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 24-11 and 8-4 in their division. Against the spread, the Cavs are 28-23 for the season and have lost two straight ATS.

On the road, the Cavaliers have an average scoring differential of +5.8 points per game and are 17-8 straight-up on the road. Their ATS record on the road is 14-9, compared to 14-14 at home.

At home, the Cavaliers are scoring 116.1 points per game, which is 16th in the league. Overall, they are 15th in the NBA with an average of 114.9 points per game. In terms of scoring, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA average in 47.2% of their games this season.

When it comes to shooting, the Cavaliers are 10th in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 5th in two-point shooting at 57%. From beyond the arc, the Cavaliers are hitting 36% of their three-point attempts.

Heading into this game, the Cavaliers are 22nd in pace at 97.8 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 10th in the league with an average of 27.3 per game.

This season, the Cavaliers defense has been impressive, holding the 2nd position in the league while permitting an average of 109.2 points per contest. For the season, Cleveland is ranked 22nd in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 22.3 free-throws per game vs. the Cavaliers and have an overall field goal percentage of 45.7%.

Cavaliers vs. Magic Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is Paolo Banchero and his points prop of 20.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -137 while the under is at +100. Our model predicts that Paolo Banchero will finish the game going 8/17 from the field and scoring 22 points. Our suggested wager is to bet on the over for his prop bet, which comes with a payout of -137.

  • The Prop: Paolo Banchero Over 20.5 Points (-137)

Cavaliers vs. Magic Predictions

We’re putting our money on the Cavaliers to win, and have the projected score sitting at 133-126. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Cavaliers at -6.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 216 and given that our model is projecting 259 points between the teams, we like the over.

The Pick: Cavaliers -6.5 | at Fanduel Sportsbook