Los Angeles Clippers vs. Orlando Magic - 1/16/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Orlando Magic (20-21) at Los Angeles Clippers (28-13)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -11 -- Over/Under:
The Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Orlando Magic look for a win after winning six of their last 10. The Orlando Magic are averaging 103.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 19 points and 2.6 rebounds while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 18.5 points and 11.3 rebounds. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost four of their last seven road games.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 25.8 points and 7.5 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 23.5 points and 3.7 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Magic are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games, 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Clippers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Magic last 6 overall. The over is 6-1 in Clippers last 7 home games. The Magic are 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in L.A. and 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in L.A. and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Orlando Magic are on the end of a back to back, but they've been sneaky improved the last couple of weeks and have been profitable ATS during that stretch as well. The Los Angeles Clippers sometimes look like title contenders and other times have games come down to the wire and see failed covers. In fact, the Clippers are winning their last five games by only .2 points. This is too many points to lay. I want the Magic and the free buckets.