Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 2/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (32-17) at Orlando Magic (21-27)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +4 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers invade the Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic tonight.
The Clippers have been on an absolute tear lately, but they won't be too happy after losing to the lowly Timberwolves by 108-102 on Wednesday. Chris Paul led the team with 22 points and eight assists, Jamal Crawford added 21 points while DeAndre Jordan had 18 points and 15 rebounds but it still wasn't enough as the Clippers made just one of 12 shots to start the fourth quarter and that gave the young Wolves some confidence which was all they needed. The loss snaps a four-game win streak for the Clippers, dropping them to 32-17 overall and 17-8 at home where they've won eight of their last 10 games.
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Meanwhile, the Magic have lost 14 of their last 16 games but looked pretty good in their last outing, a 117-114 loss at Oklahoma City. Victor Oladipo exploded for 37 points on 13 of 19 shooting, Mario Hezonja and Nikola Vucevic added 16 points each while Tobias Harris had 15, but while the Magic put together one of their best performances of the season, it still wasn't enough to get past the Thunder who won the game on a clutch three-pointer from Kevin Durant with just 0.5 seconds left on the clock. Despite the loss, it was somewhat or a moral victory for Orlando who fall to 21-27 overall and 8-16 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Clippers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games overall, while the Magic are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games.
Head to head, the Clippers are 3-0-1 ATS in the last four meetings but the home team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last five meetings.
The Magic could very well pull off the minor upset here as they looked seriously good in their last outing, albeit a loss. However, I'm sticking with the Clippers to bounce back from their disappointing loss on Wednesday and escape with a narrow win here.