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Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 7 5/5/24 NBA Betting Picks

Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 7 5/5/24The anticipation for the NBA Playoffs first-round Game 7 between the Orlando Magic (47-35) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (48-34) is reaching a fever pitch as these two evenly matched teams prepare to face off this Sunday, May 5, 2024. With the series tied at 3-3, this decisive game will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, promising an epic conclusion to a closely fought series. As fans gear up for this ultimate showdown, our NBA Playoffs top predictions are set to help guide those looking to place their bets.

When:Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 1:00 PM ET
Where:Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Stream:NBA League Pass

Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 7 5/5/24
+3.5 -105
O 194 -105
-3.5 -110
U 194.5 -110
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The Orlando Magic headed for this meeting as underdogs owing to the handicap of 3.5 points and +138. To the downside, the Cleveland Cavaliers playing at home are the favorite with a -163 money line and the spread for the game is -3.5. The joint set has hit the total of 195.5 between the over and under -110, which is the lineastern expectations of a moderately scoring game.

Paolo Banchero (PF) vs. Donovan Mitchell (SG)

Paolo Banchero, the dynamic power forward for the Orlando Magic, has had an outstanding regular season, appearing in all 80 games and averaging 22.6 points. His ability to pull down nearly 7 rebounds and dish out over 5 assists per game makes him a crucial all-around player for Orlando. Banchero’s notable weakness, his 3.1 turnovers per game, could be a factor in a high-pressure game like this.

On the other side, Donovan Mitchell, the Cavaliers’ shooting guard, brings a slightly higher scoring average of 26.6 points over his 55 game appearances this season. With a strong assist-to-turnover ratio of 2 and impressive defensive stats like 1.8 steals per game, Mitchell’s ability to change the course of a game on both ends of the floor is undeniable. However, his health and endurance, having missed a portion of the season, could play into his performance in this crucial matchup.

When these two key players clash on the court, the dynamics could heavily influence the game’s outcome. Banchero’s size and versatility might challenge Mitchell.

Analyzing Magic’s Strategic Play

The Orlando Magic have displayed their ability to score with an average of 110.5 points per game, also supported by a good field goal percentage of 47.6%. Their scoring ability is essential, both under the basket and from around the perimeter and particularly in isolating any weak spots in the Cavaliers defense. On the other hand, their turnovers, which average to an astonishing 13.8 per game, could prove to be a big problem when the Cavalier players press against their offense.

Cavaliers’ Cohesive Unit

The offensive side of the Cleveland Cavaliers shows slightly more efficiency with an average of 112.6 points per game. They, in contrast, shot better from the field (47.9%) and also performed more efficiently when shooting from beyond the arc (36.7%), thus illustrating their ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities. Furthermore, their defensive rebounding, headed up by the likes of Mitchell, allows them to be in control of the tempo of the game most times.


Orlando Magic Betting Trends

Magic are 2-3 in their last 5 games.
Orlando Magic are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread
Magic are 23-18 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 3 of Magic’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 15 of Magic’ 41 last games at home

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends

Cavaliers are 2-3 in their last 5 games.
Cleveland Cavaliers are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread
Cavaliers are 19-21 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 3 of Cavaliers’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 23 of Cavaliers’ 41 last games at home


Orlando Magic

Gary Harris SG Is “?” Sunday vs Cleveland, Hamstring

Cleveland Cavaliers

Jarrett Allen C Is “?” Sunday vs Orlando, Ribs
Ty Jerome PG Is out indefinitely, Ankle
Dean Wade PG Is out indefinitely, Knee
Craig Porter Jr. PG Is out indefinitely, Ankle

Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks

Based on the comprehensive analysis and betting trends, the Cleveland Cavaliers, with their home-court advantage and slightly superior statistical profile, seem poised to cover the spread. The game is likely to be tight, but the Cavs’ three-point shooting and Donovan Mitchell’s impact might just be the deciding factor.

For those looking at prop bets or the over/under, the trend towards high scoring and the pivotal nature of a Game 7 might make betting the over a worthwhile consideration. As you place your bets, be sure to consult top online casino sites for the best odds and insights. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!

Score Prediction: Cavaliers 103, Magic 97.