Free NBA Picks Today: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic 12/2/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Orlando Magic 12/2/22
Fri 2nd December 2022

The Cleveland Cavaliers (14-8, 9-1 Home) host the Orlando Magic (5-17, 1-9 Away), who will be hoping to halt their losing skid, on Friday. Orlando lost to the Atlanta Hawks 125-108 at Amway Center on Wednesday, their sixth loss in a row. Franz Wagner led the way in defeat with 22 points.

The Magic are the 14th seed in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland won their fifth straight home game in impressive fashion on Wednesday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, beating the Philadelphia 76ers 113-85. Caris LeVert had 22 points and six rebounds to lead the team. The Cavaliers are third in the Eastern Conference.

It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams. After winning the only earlier season meeting against Orlando 103-92 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on October 26, Cleveland will be pursuing a season sweep. Evan Mobley led the Cavaliers with 20 points, while Jarrett Allen added 18 points and 16 rebounds.

Paolo Banchero had 29 points and eight rebounds in the loss. The Magic have been led this season by Wagner, who is averaging 19.6 points per game, best in the NBA. Wagner also has dished 4.0 assists per game, most in the NBA. Meanwhile, Bol Bol is grabbing 7.8 rebounds.

Donovan Mitchell has powered the Cavs on offense, averaging 28.4 points per game. He is the top scorer in the league. Allen is collecting 10.8 rebounds per game, most in the league, and Darius Garland is tallying 8.1 assists (1st).

The Cavaliers have found success in recent games between the teams at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, winning six of the last 10. Orlando has lost three in a row away from Amway Center this season. Orlando is 2-8 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -9.1 (106.2-115.3). Cleveland has gone 6-4 over the last 10, scoring 110.0 points per game on average while allowing 104.5 (+5.5 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jalen Suggs: 11.5 | 21.1 | -9.6
Points per game:
Jalen Suggs: 6.0 | 12.4 | -6.4
Rebounds per game:
Paolo Banchero: 2.8 | 6.8 | -4.0
Assists per game:
Jalen Suggs: 4.0 | 5.4 | -1.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Caris LeVert: 15.0 | 11.9 | +3.1
Rebounds per game:
Caris LeVert: 6.0 | 4.7 | +1.3
Jarrett Allen: 8.0 | 10.8 | -2.8
Assists per game:
Donovan Mitchell: 2.2 | 5.1 | -2.8

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Cleveland Cavs -10.5 (-110)

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