Cavaliers vs. Magic NBA Game 3 Preview (4/25/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on April 25, 2024
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Magic vs. Cavs preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers are scheduled to play against the Orlando Magic on Thursday, April 25, at 7:00 p.m. ET. The game will take place at the Kia Center in Orlando, FL, and will be broadcast on the NBA channel. NBA odds feature a point spread of -2.0 in favor of the Magic, with an over/under set at 200.0. Cavaliers odds for a win are set at +108, while Magic odds for a home victory are -129.

Cavaliers vs. Magic pregame odds for Game 3

The upcoming game between the Cavaliers and the Magic is showing competitive NBA betting odds across various sportsbooks. Bet365, BetMGM, Caesars, and BetRivers are presenting closely matched moneylines and point spreads, indicating a tight contest. The point spread varies slightly among Ohio sportsbooks, reflecting the expected competitiveness of the game.

  • Bet365: Magic -2.0, over/under 200.0
  • BetMGM: Magic -1.5, over/under 200.5
  • Caesars: Magic -2.0, over/under 200.5
  • BetRivers: Magic -2.5, over/under 201.0

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

Cavaliers vs. Magic projected starting lineups for 4/25

Cavaliers starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Darius Garland
  • SG: Donovan Mitchell
  • SF: Max Strus
  • PF: Evan Mobley
  • C: Jarrett Allen

Magic starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Jalen Suggs
  • SG: Gary Harris
  • SF: Franz Wagner
  • PF: Paolo Banchero
  • C: Jonathan Isaac

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Cavaliers vs. Magic Game 3 injuries

The Cavaliers have significant injury concerns impacting their lineup. Ty Jerome (PG) is out due to an ankle injury since Oct 28. Dean Wade (PF) will miss the game with a knee injury reported on April 24. Craig Porter Jr. (PG) is also sidelined with an ankle injury from April 19.

The Magic have no reported injuries impacting their team composition, potentially improving the Magic odds for the next game.

Cleveland Cavaliers team stats & standings

The Cleveland Cavaliers, with a season record of 48-34, stand 4th in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Central Division. Their performance demonstrates a solid potential for influencing NBA odds, especially considering their averages of 112.6 points per game and a defensive record allowing 110.2 points per game. Cavs odds  may also be impacted by their recent stats from Game 2 and Game 1 against the Orlando Magic, where they showcased defensive prowess.

  • 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 & standings

Orlando Magic, securing 47-35, leads the Southeast Division and ranks 5th in the Eastern Conference. The Magic odds for upcoming games might be favorable, given their scoring average of 110.5 points per game and a strong defensive record with 108.4 points allowed per game. Their recent encounters with the Cavaliers, despite losses, could play a crucial role in adjusting Magic odds for the next faceoff.

  • 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 Cavaliers vs. Magic Game 3

The upcoming game between the Cavaliers and the Magic is highly anticipated, with both teams showcasing players capable of making a significant impact. NBA odds favor dynamic performances from both sides, with Cavaliers odds and Magic odds being closely watched by bettors and fans alike.

Cavaliers leaders ahead of Thursday’s game

The Cavaliers have shown strong performances, particularly from Jarrett Allen and Donovan Mitchell. Their game stats from their latest Game 2 win against the Magic reflect their potential to influence the upcoming match.

  • Jarrett Allen (C): 16 PTS, 20 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Donovan Mitchell (SG): 23 PTS, 8 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Evan Mobley (PF): 17 PTS, 7 RBS, 1 AST
  • Darius Garland (PG): 15 PTS, 3 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Max Strus (SG): 7 PTS, 9 RBS, 4 ASTS

Season leaders for the Cavaliers show impressive averages, indicating their consistency throughout the season.

  • Jarrett Allen (C): 16.5 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 2.7 APG
  • Donovan Mitchell (SG): 26.6 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 6.1 APG
  • Darius Garland (PG): 18.0 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 6.5 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 Thursday’s game

The Magic are coming into this game with key players like Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner leading their recent Game 2 loss against the Cavs, setting the stage for an exciting matchup.

  • Paolo Banchero (PF): 21 PTS, 3 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Franz Wagner (SF): 18 PTS, 7 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Gary Harris (SG): 14 PTS, 4 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Moritz Wagner (C): 12 PTS, 6 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Jalen Suggs (SG): 9 PTS, 6 RBS, 5 ASTS

For the season, Magic players have also posted strong averages, highlighting their capabilities and contributions to the team’s performance.

  • Paolo Banchero (PF): 22.6 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 5.4 APG
  • Franz Wagner (SF): 19.7 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 3.7 APG
  • Jalen Suggs (SG): 12.6 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 2.7 APG
  • Cole Anthony (PG): 11.6 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 2.9 APG
  • Wendell Carter Jr. (C): 11.0 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 1.7 APG
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