Cavaliers vs Magic Game 2 Prediction NBA Playoffs Picks 4/22

Cavaliers vs Magic Game 2 Prediction NBA Playoffs Picks 4/22

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Cleveland, OH; April 22, 2024, 4:00 p.m. EST

 

Game Odds

Odds by ESPN BET

Time Spread Total ML
4:00 PM -5.5 (-120) o203.5 (-105) -210
- +5.5 (-110) u203.5 (-115) +180

 

Game Overview

The Cleveland Cavaliers (48-34) face off against the Orlando Magic (47-35) in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoffs on April 22, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. EST. Here's our analysis and prediction for the game.

 

Team Statistics

Orlando Magic

The Magic have a balanced offensive attack led by Paolo Banchero, who has been averaging 22.6 points per game. With their ability to spread the floor and move the ball effectively, they have the potential to keep up with the Cavaliers.

Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavaliers have been solid defensively, but they might face challenges containing the Magic's offensive firepower. However, they have the home-court advantage and will look to capitalize on it to secure another win in the series.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

Both teams have no significant injuries heading into this game, which means they will be able to field their best lineups and compete at full strength.

 

Recent Performances

Orlando Magic

The Magic suffered a loss in Game 1 but showed resilience throughout the game. They are likely to make adjustments and come out stronger in Game 2, keeping the contest competitive.

Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavaliers secured a comfortable win in Game 1, but the Magic are expected to put up a tougher fight in the upcoming game. Despite having the potential to win, the Cavaliers might not cover the spread due to the Magic's improved performance.

 

Prediction

Although the Cavaliers are favored to win Game 2, the Magic are expected to keep it close and cover the spread. Paolo Banchero and the Magic will learn from their mistakes in Game 1 and put up a stronger performance, ensuring a competitive matchup.

While the Cavaliers could secure another victory, the Magic's improved play and determination will prevent them from winning by a significant margin. Expect a closely contested game with the Magic ultimately covering the spread.

Pick: Orlando Magic +5.5

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