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Clippers vs. Magic - 12/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Orlando Magic (11-8) at Los Angeles Clippers (10-9)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSFL, FSW2

The Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers square off Saturday night at the Staples Center.

The Orlando Magic look to build on their impressive five-game winning streak. The Orlando Magic are averaging 101.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 99.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 16.7 points and 2.5 assists while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 15.4 points and 8.6 rebounds. Tobias Harris is grabbing 7.6 rebounds and Elfrid Payton is dishing 6.4 assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 40.1 percent shooting in their last five games and have won eight of their last 10 games when allowing less than 100 points. The Orlando Magic have split their last six road games. C.J. Watson is doubtful with a calf injury.

Clippers vs. Magic - 12/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Los Angeles Clippers need a big feel good victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 102.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 101.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 24.7 points and 8.3 rebounds while Jamal Crawford is averaging 12.3 points and 2.2 assists. DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.2 rebounds and Lance Stephenson is dishing 1.8 assists. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers continue to struggle with injuries but are still allowing just 42.1 percent shooting in their last five games. The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last 10 home games. Chris Paul is out and J.J. Redick is questionable.

The Magic are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southeast. The Magic are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall. 

Remember who was driving the Magic bandwagon from day one? Yup. That's me. The Magic continue to be underdogs, and we continue to laugh to the bank. I'll gladly take the Magic against a struggling Clippers team without two key players. The value continues to be on the Magic game in and game out. 

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