Orlando Magic (20-46) at Los Angeles Clippers (35-29)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -11.5 -- Over/Under: 221 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Orlando Magic could use a victory here after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Aaron Gordon is averaging 18.3 points and 8.4 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 17.8 points and 2.9 assists. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathon Simmons is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost six straight road games.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 109.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 108.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 23.2 points and 5.5 assists while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.6 points and 7.1 rebounds. Austin Rivers is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 15.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won five of their last seven home games.
The Magic are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games and 17-7 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The Clippers are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southeast. The Magic are 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles, 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the road team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Orlando Magic are awful, but they've been able to compete in most of their losses, as they came into Friday being outscored by just 2.4 points in their last five games. The Orlando Magic are also 8-2 ATS this season when a double-digit underdog. The Los Angeles Clippers are on the end of a back to back and could be in a letdown spot after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers rather easily. The Clippers have also been a favorite of at least nine points just three times this season. I don't love this game, but there's value with the Magic and all of these points.