Free NBA Picks Today: Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers 4/6/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers 4/6/23
Thu 6th April 2023

The Orlando Magic (34-45, 20-20 Home) will try to slow down one of the league’s top shooting teams when they play host to the Cleveland Cavaliers (50-30, 19-21 Away) on Thursday.

The teams meet for their second straight game against each other. Cleveland topped Orlando 117-113 at Amway Center on Tuesday, their third straight head-to-head win. Donovan Mitchell led the Cavaliers with 43 points.

Markelle Fultz had 23 points in the losing effort. The Cavaliers are fourth in the Eastern Conference. The Magic are 12th in the Eastern Conference.Cleveland is unbeaten in the season series against Orlando, winning all three of their matchups.

Mitchell is averaging 28.3 points per game, seventh-highest in the NBA, to lead the Cavs in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Darius Garland is dishing 7.8 assists per game, eighth-most in the league, and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 9.9 rebounds per game.

Paolo Banchero (20.0 ppg) and Franz Wagner (18.8) have been the primary providers of the Magic’s offense. Wendell Carter Jr. is collecting 8.8 rebounds per game, and Fultz is tallying 5.8 assists.

The Cavaliers rank as one of the most accurate field goal shooting teams in the NBA, fifth-best at 48.9%. The Cavaliers have come up short more often than not in recent visits to Amway Center, losing seven of the last 10.

Cleveland is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +5.3 (115.1-109.8). Orlando has gone 6-4 over the last 10, scoring 114.8 points per game on average while holding opponents to 110.0 (+4.8 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Isaac Okoro: 5.0 | 10.1 | -5.1
Points per game:
Donovan Mitchell: 38.2 | 28.3 | +9.9
Assists per game:
Donovan Mitchell: 3.2 | 4.4 | -1.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Moritz Wagner: 8.6 | 16.0 | -7.4
Rebounds per game:
Paolo Banchero: 10.2 | 6.9 | +3.3

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Orlando Magic -5.5 (-110)

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