Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Clippers Free Prediction 01/16/20

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The NBA’s top scoring defense will be on the road at Staples Center, when the Orlando Magic (20-21) challenge the Los Angeles Clippers (28-13). The game starts at 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 16, 2020, and will air on Fox SportsNet Florida.

Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Clippers Betting Odds

The last time the Clippers were in action, they had no trouble getting past the Cleveland Cavaliers, 128-103, comfortably covering as 16.5-point favorites. The Magic, meanwhile, topped the Los Angeles Lakers, 119-118, resulting in a push. Both games went over their projected point totals. The Los Angeles game went 6.5 points over the projected point total of 224.5, while the Orlando game finished 25 points over the projected point total of 212.

The Magic made 23 of their 29 free throws (79.3 percent) and had a better turnover percentage (11.7 vs. 13.6). Meanwhile, Los Angeles played a perfect game. They had a great offensive rebounding percentage of 30.4 (above their season average of 24.7) and a turnover percentage of 9.6 (better than their season average of 13.0). Cleveland was 17.0 and 11.8, respectively, for those same stats. Los Angeles’ Kawhi Leonard had a solid performance, finishing with 43 points. Markelle Fultz, meanwhile led the way for Orlando with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to notch his zeroth triple-double of the year.

The Clippers dominated this series last year, emerging victorious in both games. In the last matchup, Los Angeles won 106-96. Los Angeles had a better turnover percentage (6.4 vs. 10.5). Orlando, on the other hand, did an excellent job of making free throws (21-29; 72.4 percent). This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

Magic matchups tend to finish under the total (55.0 percent). Orlando comes into the contest with records of 20-21 straight up (SU) and 19-17-4 against the spread (ATS).

Much like Orlando, a little over half of Clippers games have finished under the total. Further, Los Angeles owns records of 28-13 SU and 21-19-1 ATS.

Los Angeles does a solid job at getting to the charity stripe. They rank third in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.228), but Orlando is among the best in the NBA at keeping opponents off the line (ranking fourth by allowing a FTA rate of 0.164).

Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Clippers Betting Pick

Free NBA Pick: SU Winner – Clippers, ATS Winner – Clippers, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Orlando ranks second in steals per game (8.7) while Los Angeles ranks 25th in steals allowed per game (8.3).
  • The Clippers rank first in second chance points per game (15.1) while the Magic rank 20th (12.5).
  • Los Angeles ranks third in rebounds per game (48.0) while Orlando ranks 18th (45.2).
  • Orlando ranks fifth in blocks per game (6.1) while Los Angeles ranks 15th in blocks allowed per game (4.9).
  • The Clippers rank seventh in points in the paint per game (49.5) while the Magic rank 27th (44.7).
  • The Magic rank 14th in fast break points allowed per game (12.6) while the Clippers rank 25th (15.0).
  • Orlando ranks first in points off turnovers allowed per game (14.1) while Los Angeles ranks 20th (17.6).
  • Orlando is 11-4 when they allow below 100 points, while Los Angeles is 11-0.
  • The Magic are 16-9 when they score above 100 points, while the Clippers are 26-9.
  • Los Angeles is 12-9-1 ATS at home, while Orlando is 10-7-2 ATS on the road.
  • The total has gone over in 11 of the Clippers’ 22 home games, while 11 of the Magic’s 19 road games have gone over.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Magic are 4-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Clippers are 1-4.
  • In their last five games, Orlando has 4 unders and 1 over, while Los Angeles has 3 overs and 2 unders.
  • During their last five games, the Magic have scored an average of 110.2 points per game (6.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 101.2 points per game (2.7 below their season average).
  • The Clippers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 0.2, down from 6.2 for the season.