Cavaliers vs Magic Game 6 NBA Preview (5/3/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on May 3, 2024
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The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to play against the Orlando Magic on May 3, at 7:00 p.m. Game 6 of the NBA playoffs will take place at Kia Center in Orlando, FL, and will be broadcast on ESPN. NBA betting odds favor the Magic team, with the Magic at -174 and the Cavaliers at +144. The point spread is set at -4.0, with an over/under of 199.0.

Cavaliers vs. Magic Game 6 pregame odds

Ohio sportsbooks are setting the Magic as slight favorites tonight, which would force a Game 7 if the outcome follows. The point spread is consistently set around -4.0 in favor of the Magic across most sportsbooks, with the over/under hovering around 199.0, suggesting another low-scoring matchup between these two defenses.

  • Bet365: Magic -4, over/under 199.0
  • BetMGM: Magic -4, over/under 199.0
  • Caesars: Magic -4, over/under 199.0
  • BetRivers: Magic -3.5, over/under 198.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Cavaliers vs Magic.

Cavaliers vs. Magic projected starting lineups Game 6

Cavaliers projected starting lineup

  • PG: Darius Garland
  • SG: Donovan Mitchell
  • SF: Max Strus
  • PF: Evan Mobley
  • C: Jarrett Allen (game-time decision)

Magic projected starting lineup

  • PG: Jalen Suggs
  • SG: Gary Harris
  • SF: Franz Wagner
  • PF: Paolo Banchero
  • C: Wendell Carter Jr.

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Cavs vs. Magic injuries 5/3/24

Cavaliers: Jarrett Allen (C) is questionable with a rib injury. Ty Jerome (PG) and Craig Porter Jr. (PG) are out with ankle injuries. Dean Wade (PF) is out with a knee injury.

Magic: Gary Harris (SG) is questionable with a hamstring injury.

Team stats & standings ahead of tonight’s game

Cleveland Cavaliers team stats

The Cleveland Cavaliers held a record of 48-34, positioning them 4th in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Central Division. After winning Game 5 against the Magic, Cleveland will look to close out the series tonight with a 3-2 lead. It has been an up-and-down offensive series for Cleveland. Season stats highlight:

  • Points per game: 112.6
  • Points allowed per game: 110.2
  • FG%: 47.9
  • 3PT%: 36.7
  • Assists per game: 28.0
  • Rebounds per game: 43.3

Orlando Magic team stats

With a 47-35 regular season record, the Orlando Magic led the Southeast Division and ranked 5th in the Eastern Conference. Orlando will look to stave off elimination tonight behind their strong defense, allowing just 108.4 points per game this season. Season stats highlight:

  • Points per game: 110.5
  • Points allowed per game: 108.4
  • FG%: 47.6
  • 3PT%: 35.2
  • Assists per game: 24.7
  • Rebounds per game: 42.3

Player stats for Cavs vs. Magic

As the Cavaliers and Magic prepare for their upcoming matchup, both teams boast players capable of making significant impacts on both sides. Donovan Mitchell and Paolo Banchero will look to keep up their scoring streaks.

Cavaliers leaders ahead of tonight’s game

The Cavaliers have shown strong performances from key players like Donovan Mitchell and Evan Mobley. Here are Tuesday’s Game 5 stats from the top five Cavs players:

  • Donovan Mitchell (SG): 28 PTS, 6 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Darius Garland (PG): 23 PTS, 5 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Max Strus (SG): 16 PTS, 6 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Evan Mobley (PF): 14 PTS, 13 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Marcus Morris Sr. (PF): 12 PTS, 3 RBS, 1 AST

Season leaders for the Cavaliers show consistent performance across the board:

  • Donovan Mitchell (SG): 26.6 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 6.1 APG
  • Darius Garland (PG): 18.0 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 6.5 APG
  • Evan Mobley (PF): 15.7 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 3.2 APG
  • Caris LeVert (SG): 14.0 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 5.1 APG
  • Max Strus (SG): 12.2 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 4.0 APG

Magic leaders ahead of tonight’s game

The Magic’s lineup, featuring Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner, has demonstrated their ability to lead the Magic to playoff wins. Here are the top performers for the Magic based on Tuesday’s loss to the Cavaliers.

  • Paolo Banchero (PF): 39 PTS, 8 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Franz Wagner (SF): 14 PTS, 5 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Wendell Carter Jr. (C): 7 PTS, 11 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Jonathan Isaac (PF): 7 PTS, 5 RBS, 1 AST
  • Markelle Fultz (PG): 7 PTS, 2 RBS, 3 ASTS

Season stats for the Magic highlight their strategic strengths:

  • Paolo Banchero (PF): 22.5 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 5.4 APG
  • Franz Wagner (SF): 19.7 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 3.7 APG
  • Jalen Suggs (PG): 12.6 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 2.7 APG
  • Wendell Carter Jr. (C): 11.0 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 1.7 APG
  • Moritz Wagner (PF): 10.9 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.2 APG
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