Los Angeles Clippers (14-5) at Orlando Magic (8-11)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -2 -- Over/Under: 212.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Orlando Magic meet Friday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 113.9 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 25.9 points and 5.4 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 23.9 points and 6.2 rebounds. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 41.8 percent from beyond the arc and 84.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic need a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 23.6 points and 10.9 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 18.9 points and 3.7 assists. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game.
The Clippers are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Friday games. The Magic are 8-17 ATS in their last 25 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 29-14-1 in Magic last 44 overall. The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Orlando and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Los Angeles Clippers are clearly the better team here obviously and getting them in the underdog role is intriguing regardless of circumstances. However, the Clippers are still severely undermanned and playing on the end of a back to back is where teams usually feel it the most. We could see some tired legs from the Clippers in the second half of this contest. If the Magic can't win this game at home, there's almost no hope for them moving forward. I'll lay the bucket.