Injury news, Magic vs. Cavaliers: 3 Best Bets for All-Star Break Return

After defeating the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks, the Cleveland Cavaliers

Magic both went into the All-Star Break on a high note.

Both clubs are anticipated to qualify for the postseason; Cleveland, riding high on Donovan Mitchell’s breakthrough season, is among the NBA’s finest teams.

In their last game before the postseason, the Magic, who have lost their last two meetings with the Cavaliers, hope to level the season series.

In the second half at Amway Center, Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (12) fouls Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero

Orlando’s Markelle Fultz is still out, and Cleveland will not use Ty Jerome. Donovan Mitchell seems dubious.

Keep an eye out for our three top picks, supported by the lines at SI Sportsbook, as the Magic attempt to begin a winning run following the break.

Paolo Banchero is averaging 26.6 points this season against Cleveland, but that average is inflated by a 42-point clinic he put on earlier in the year.

Outside of that game, he hasn’t hit this over against the Cavs this season, but his dominating 36-point game against the Knicks before the break suggests that he will go to Ohio with a vengeance.

Mitchell has crossed this mark just once in the three games he has played against Orlando.

But like Banchero, Mitchell had a strong start to the All-Star Break, scoring at least thirty points in his previous two games.

Although Mitchell is one of the finest scorers in the NBA, the Magic have a strong defense.

These teams have scored an average of 218.3 points in their three meetings. Expect a low-scoring contest from both teams because Orlando’s defense should provide Cleveland with a challenge with their almost healthy lineups.

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