The Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers meet Saturday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Orlando Magic are averaging 111.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.6 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 20.1 points and 3.6 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 18.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markelle Fultz is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 112.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.7 points and 6.2 rebounds, while Kawhi Leonard is averaging 23.3 points and 6.2 rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Russell Westbrook is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.
The Magic are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 6-0 in Magic last 6 overall. The under is 28-10 in Clippers last 38 home games. The Magic are 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Clippers are the better team at home, and they're playing the better ball right now, but they're also not a club I'm eager to lay big chalk with because of their inconsistent ways. The Orlando Magic don't win, but they cover numbers on the road, and they're a feisty team overall that loses as underdogs by an average of 2.4 points. Give me the free points.