Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Clippers ATS Odds

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The Orlando Magic (20-46) can put an end to a six-game road losing streak when they take on the Los Angeles Clippers (35-29) at Staples Center. The games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 220.5 points with Los Angeles set as a 12-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 10, 2018, and it can be seen on Fox SportsNet Florida.

Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Clippers ATS Preview

In the Magic’s last game, they lost to the Sacramento Kings, 94-88. With 25 points on 9-for-15 shooting, Jonathon Simmons was the games leading scorer. Sacramento had an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.0 (above their season average of 21.6). Orlando, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (14.1 vs. 15.2).

The Clippers will look to maintain momentum after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in their last contest, 116-102. Los Angeles was lifted by DeAndre Jordan, who recorded 20 points and 23 rebounds. Los Angeles dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a solid offensive rebounding percentage of 28.9 (above their season average of 22.8) and a free throw rate of 0.213 (matching their season average). For those same stats, Cleveland had marks of 17.0 and 0.138, respectively.

The high-powered offense of Los Angeles will go head-to-head against the mid-tier defense of Orlando. The Clippers currently rank seventh in offensive efficiency, while the Magic are 27th in defensive efficiency. The Clippers figure to have the edge on that end of the court.

Of Orlando’s 65 games with betting action, 37 have finished under the O/U total, while 34 of Los Angeles 63 games have finished over the O/U total. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Clippers have a sizable advantage. They are 35-29 SU and 35-27-1 ATS, while the Magic are 20-46 SU and 30-33-2 ATS.

Jordan has taken his game to another level over the last five games for Los Angeles, averaging 16.0 rebounds and 11.4 points per game.

These teams have already met once this season. In that game, the two teams combined to score 201 points, which was under the projected point total of 210. The Clippers won 106-95, covering as 1.5-point favorites. The Clippers played a perfect game. They had a fantastically low turnover percentage of 7.6 and a free throw rate of 0.182. The Magic had marks of 11.0 and 0.136, respectively, for those same stats. Jordan put up a double-double in the victory with 16 points and 20 rebounds.

Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds Prediction

Free Pick: SU Winner – Clippers, ATS Winner – Magic, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Clippers rank 11th in rebounds per game (44.1) while the Magic rank 26th in rebounds allowed per game (45.4).
  • Orlando averages 29.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 13th in the NBA. Los Angeles ranks 23rd in three pointers allowed per game (30.3).
  • Orlando averages 23.5 assists per game, which ranks ninth in the NBA. Los Angeles ranks 22nd in assists allowed per game (24.2).
  • Los Angeles averages 16.4 points off turnovers per game, which ranks 16th in the NBA. Orlando ranks 21st in points off turnovers allowed per game (17.4).
  • Orlando is 18-15-1 ATS on the road, while Los Angeles is 15-17 ATS at home.
  • The total has gone under in 18 of the Magic’s 34 road games, while 18 of the Clippers 32 home games have gone over.
  • Los Angeles is 11-2 when they allow under 100 points, while Orlando is 9-5.
  • In games where they reach 100 points, the Magic are 20-27 and the Clippers are 33-19.
  • The Magic average 4.8 blocks per game, which ranks 14th in the NBA. The Clippers rank 25th in blocks allowed per game (5.4).
  • Los Angeles averages 50.9 points in the paint per game, which ranks third in the NBA. Orlando ranks last in points allowed in the paint per game (49.2).
  • The Clippers rank eighth in second chance points per game (13.2) while the Magic rank 26th (10.7).
  • The Magic rank 18th in steals allowed per game (7.8) while the Clippers rank 26th (8.4).
  • Orlando averages 12.8 fast break points per game, which ranks 12th in the NBA. Los Angeles ranks last in fast break points allowed per game (15.2).

Betting Trends:

  • Los Angeles is 2-3 ATS with 4 overs and 1 under in their last five games.
  • Over their last five games, Orlando is 2-2-1 ATS with 4 unders and 1 over.
  • The Clippers average margin of victory in their last five games has been 4.4, up from 1.2 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Magic have scored an average of 99.4 points per game (5.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 100.4 points per game (9.0 below their season average).