Magic vs Cavaliers Game 5 NBA Preview (4/30/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on April 30, 2024 - Last Updated on May 3, 2024
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Magic vs. Cavs preview

The Orlando Magic are set to play against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Playoffs at 8:00 p.m. ET today. The game will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland and will be broadcast on NBA TV. NBA odds have set a point spread of -4.5 in favor of the Cavaliers. The over/under for the game is set at 201.5. Magic odds stand at +163, while Cavaliers odds are at -199. The Eastern Conference series is currently tied 2-2, calling for a Game 6 on Friday night.

Magic vs. Cavaliers Game 5 pregame odds

The upcoming NBA game between the Magic and the Cavaliers is drawing attention with its pregame NBA betting odds. DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM have all posted their lines, focusing on moneyline, point spread, and over/under totals. The Cavaliers are favored across all Ohio sportsbooks, but the Magic odds show they are competitive underdogs. This variance in NBA odds offers bettors multiple angles for engagement, whether they lean towards point spreads or total points betting.

  • Bet365: Cavs -5.0, over/under 202
  • BetMGM: Cavs -4.5, over/under 201.5
  • Caesars: Cavs -4.5, over/under 201.5
  • BetRivers: Cavs -4.5, over/under 201.5

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

Magic vs. Cavs Game 5 projected starting lineups

Magic projected starting lineup tonight

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

Cavs projected starting lineup tonight

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

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Magic vs. Cavs injuries tonight for Game 5

Cavaliers: Ty Jerome (PG) is out with an ankle injury since Oct 28, impacting the Cavaliers odds. Dean Wade (PF) will not play due to a knee injury starting April 24. Craig Porter Jr. (PG) is also out with an ankle injury from April 19, further affecting the team’s performance.

Magic: No significant injuries have been reported. This stability could be advantageous for Magic odds in the upcoming game.

Team standings and stats ahead of Game 5

As the NBA season progresses, the upcoming game between the Orlando Magic and the Cleveland Cavaliers is drawing attention for its potential impact on NBA odds. These team standings and stats will help bettors analyze information for the upcoming game.

Orlando Magic team stats & standings before tonight’s Game 5

The Orlando Magic finished with a 47-35 record to lead the Southeast Division and rank fifth in the Eastern Conference. Their performance showcases a balanced attack with a field goal percentage of 47.6% and a three-point percentage of 35.2%. The Magic’s recent game stats against the Cleveland Cavaliers indicate a strong defense, limiting their opponents significantly below their season average in points. Orlando has won the last two games, including a Game 3 victory over the Cavs. Key season stats for the Magic include:

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

Cleveland Cavaliers team stats & standings before tonight’s Game 5

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished 48-34, positioning them second in the Central Division and fourth in the Eastern Conference. Their offensive and defensive efforts are highlighted by a field goal percentage of 47.9% and a three-point percentage of 36.7%. In their recent matchups with the Magic, the Cavaliers struggled offensively, reflecting a need for improvement in their shooting efficiency. Season stats for the Cavaliers are as follows:

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

Player stats for Magic vs. Cavaliers ahead of Game 5

The Magic’s recent performances have been highlighted by Franz Wagner’s exceptional play, while the Cavaliers are looking to bounce back, led by Jarrett Allen’s strong presence in the paint.

Magic leaders ahead of tonight’s Game 5

Orlando’s recent game showcased Wagner’s scoring ability and efficiency, making the Magic odds favorable in their next matchup.

  • Franz Wagner (SF): 34 PTS, 13 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Jonathan Isaac (PF): 14 PTS, 7 RBS, 1 AST
  • Jalen Suggs (SG): 12 PTS, 2 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Wendell Carter Jr. (C): 11 PTS, 5 RBS, 1 AST
  • Paolo Banchero (PF): 9 PTS, 4 RBS, 5 ASTS

Season leaders for the Magic show strong performances across the board:

  • 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 (SG): 12.6 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 2.7 APG
  • Cole Anthony (PG): 11.6 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 2.9 APG
  • Moritz Wagner (PF): 10.9 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.2 APG

Cavaliers leaders ahead of tonight’s Game 5

The Cavaliers, with Jarrett Allen anchoring the defense, are looking to leverage their strengths to improve their Cavaliers odds in the upcoming game.

  • Jarrett Allen (C): 21 PTS, 9 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Donovan Mitchell (SG): 18 PTS, 1 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Darius Garland (PG): 14 PTS, 3 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Evan Mobley (PF): 14 PTS, 9 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Max Strus (SF): 7 PTS, 1 RBS, 3 ASTS

Season averages highlight the Cavaliers’ key contributors:

  • Donovan Mitchell (SG): 26.6 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 6.1 APG
  • Darius Garland (PG): 18.0 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 6.5 APG
  • Jarrett Allen (C): 16.5 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 2.7 APG
  • Caris LeVert (SG): 14.0 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 5.1 APG
  • Max Strus (SF): 12.2 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 4.0 APG
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