Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 7/22/20 NBA Pick and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers at Orlando Magic
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, July 22nd at 3:00 PM ET
The Line: Clippers -3 -- Over/Under: 181.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Clippers face off on Wednesday and the NBA is finally back. Although this is just an exhibition game it’s good to finally have the NBA back in motion.
The Magic currently sit with a 30-35 record and they currently sit in eighth place in the Western Conference. This is a team that wants to keep their position and make the playoffs, so having success in these exhibition games are important. Before the stoppage, the Magic had won eight of their 12 games, and their offense was really starting to pick up. The Magic look to be at full strength for this game. Players that will be leaned on heavily in this game will be D.J. Augustin, Mo Bamba, Terrence Ross, Markelle Fultz, and Nikola Vucevic.
One of the x-factors in this game and the restart could be Fultz who has found a lot of success since joining the Magic. So far this season, Fultz is averaging 12.1 points, 5.2 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers are on the other side of this matchup and their squad looks a bit different since the last time they played. Gone is Montrezl Harrell who had to leave the bubble because of a family emergency. In for this squad is Joakim Noah who could play a big role for this squad the rest of the season.
The Magic are 6-4 straight up over the last ten games and 8-2 against the spread. The Clippers are 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games and 6-4 against the spread during those games. These two squads have faced off twice so far this year with the Clippers winning both of the games. The last time they faced off on January 26th the Clippers won 112-97.
One thing to remember about this game is quarters will only be ten minutes.
It’s just an exhibition game so this is one that should be bet lightly, but I expect the Clippers might not play their starters a whole lot in this game. The Magic are being overlooked and they are going to find success in this game. Back the Magic to cover the spread in this game.