The Los Angeles Clippers (28-13) will have their hands full against the league’s top scoring defense when they challenge the Orlando Magic (20-21) at Staples Center. 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 ATS Prediction
In the Magic’s last game, they topped the Los Angeles Lakers, 119-118, resulting in a push. The combined points for the game (237) were well over the O/U total of 212. Getting to the charity stripe was one of Orlando’s largest strengths. They made 29 trips to the line, 18 more than Los Angeles. Orlando was led by Markelle Fultz, who notched his zeroth triple-double this season. He took over, collecting 21 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
The Clippers had no trouble getting past the Cleveland Cavaliers in their last matchup, 128-103, easily covering as 16.5-point favorites. The combined points for the game (231) came in over the O/U total of 224.5. The Clippers had a solid offensive rebounding percentage of 30.4 (above their season average of 24.7) and had a turnover percentage of 9.6 (better than their season average of 13.0). Kawhi Leonard was the game’s high scorer with 43 points on 14-for-22 shooting from the field.
After the Clippers won both matchups against the Magic last season, this will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. In the last contest, Los Angeles won 106-96. Los Angeles had a better turnover percentage (6.4 vs. 10.5). Orlando, meanwhile, did a terrific job of making free throws (21-29; 72.4 percent).
Orlando heads into the game with records of 20-21 straight up (SU) and 19-17-4 against the spread (ATS). Of the Magic’s 40 games that accepted bets, 22 have finished under the O/U total.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles owns records of 28-13 SU and 21-19-1 ATS. Much like Orlando, Clippers games have a slight tendency to go under the projected point total (53.7 percent).
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 league at keeping opponents off the line (ranking fourth by allowing a FTA rate of 0.164).
Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Clippers Free Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – Magic, O/U – Under
On the road, Orlando is 10-7-2 ATS with 11 overs and 8 unders.
At home, Los Angeles is 12-9-1 ATS with 11 overs and 11 unders.
Los Angeles is 11-0 when they hold opponents under 100 points, while Orlando is 11-4.
When scoring above 100 points, the Clippers are 26-9 and the Magic are 16-9.
Orlando ranks second in steals per game (8.7) while Los Angeles ranks 25th in steals allowed per game (8.3).
The Clippers rank seventh in points in the paint per game (49.5) while the Magic rank 27th (44.7).
Orlando ranks first in points off turnovers allowed per game (14.1) while Los Angeles ranks 20th (17.6).
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).
The Magic rank 14th in fast break points allowed per game (12.6) while the Clippers rank 25th (15.0).
Orlando averages 6.1 blocks per game, which ranks fifth in the league. Los Angeles ranks 15th in blocks allowed per game (4.9).
In its last five games, Orlando is 4-1 ATS with 4 unders and 1 over.
Los Angeles is 1-4 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders over its last five games.
The Magic’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.0, up from 0.3 for the season.
During their last five games, the Clippers have scored an average of 118.0 points per game (2.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 117.8 points per game (8.3 above their season average).