Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 12/13/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 12/13/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers (10-15) at Orlando Magic (11-17)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)

The Line: Orlando Magic -1 -- Over/Under: 213.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Los Angeles Clippers and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Amway Center.

The Los Angeles Clippers look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 104.9 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 19.6 points and 4.7 assists while Austin Rivers is averaging 14.8 points and two rebounds. Danilo Gallinari is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 14.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost seven of their last nine road games.

The Orlando Magic could also use a win here after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 107 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Aaron Gordon is averaging 18.5 points and 8.1 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 18.3 points and three assists. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathon Simmons is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost six of their last nine home games.

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The Clippers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Magic are 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The favorite is 20-5-3 ATS in the last 28 meetings and the under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.

There's a lot of key players in this game who are questionable and neither team has been playing good basketball to begin with. If forced to pick, I'd side with the Magic because they're at home and there's a better chance of them turning this season around when they're healthy. The Clippers continue to stink it up defensively and don't have enough offensive firepower without Blake Griffen. The Magic should find a way to eek this one out in a toss-up contest.

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Randy’s Pick Orlando Magic -1

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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