Cleveland Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic Prediction 4-30-24 Picks

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The Orlando Magic and the Cleveland Cavaliers collide in a pivotal Game 5 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on Tuesday night. Here’s a Cleveland Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic Prediction.

Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic will be feeling much better after squaring up the series with a dominant 112-89 win in Game 4 on Saturday. Franz Wagner led the team with 34 points, 13 rebounds and four assists on 13 of 17 shooting, Jalen Suggs and Markelle Fultz each scored 12 points while Wendell Carter Jr. chipped in with 11 points. As a team, the Magic shot a healthy 55 percent from the field and 12 of 26 from the 3-point line as they got off to a sloppy start and looked to be in trouble when they trailed by nine points at halftime, but in a game of two halves, the Magic completely dominated the second half by 61-29 to win comfortably in the end.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers will be starting to feel the pressure now that they were unable to take care of business in Game 4 on Saturday. Jarrett Allen led the team in scoring with 21 points and nine rebounds on eight of 11 shooting, Donovan Mitchell added 18 points with six assists while Evan Mobley and Darius Garland each scored 14 points. As a team, the Cavaliers shot 47 percent from the field and a miserly four of 17 from the 3-point line as they exploded for 37 points in the second quarter to seemingly take control of the contest, only to go completely ice-cold and manage just 29 points in the second half to suffer one of their worst defeats of the season. Max Strus scored just seven points in 30 minutes of action while Caris LeVert scored just five points on two of eight shooting off the bench.

Cleveland Cavaliers Team Facts

  • The home team has won each of the last nine playoff games between the Magic and Cavaliers.
  • The favorites have covered the spread in seven of the last eight games between the Magic and Cavaliers.
  • Each of the Cavaliers’ last seven playoff home games have gone UNDER the total points line.

Orlando Magic Team Facts

  • The home team has won each of the Magic’s last 10 games.
  • The home team has covered the spread in each of the Magic’s last 10 games.
  • Six of the Magic’s last seven games as underdogs following a home win have gone OVER the total points line.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic Prediction

The Cavaliers must have been so full of confidence following the first two wins of the series. Still, it’s amazing how quickly a series can change, as the Cavaliers now have to win Game 5, or they’ll find themselves trailing for the first time this series. The Cavaliers still hold home court advantage, but it is the Magic who hold all the momentum, and I think they are very tempting as the underdogs here. The Cavaliers are obviously still favorites at home, but I am leaning towards the Magic to at least keep this one close till the end, if not win it outright.

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