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Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 11/2/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Clippers (4-4) at Orlando Magic (2-5)
Date & Time Friday November 2, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Orlando Magic +1.5 -- Over/Under: 216.5
TV Channel
FSFL, FSPT
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NBA | Los Angeles Clippers (4-4) at Orlando Magic (2-5)
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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 for a spark of consistency while getting a game above a .500 record. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.3 points on 42 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 20.9 points and 8.6 rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 20 points and 6.1 rebounds. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost three of their first four road games.

The Orlando Magic could use a feel good victory here after losing five of their last six games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.6 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 18.6 points and 10.9 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 15.4 points and 2.4 assists. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost each of their last three road games.

The Clippers are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 Friday games, 17-8 ATS in their last 25 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Magic are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Clippers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Orlando, the road team is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the favorite is 20-5-2 ATS in the last 27 meetings.

All four of the Los Angeles Clippers losses this season have come against projected playoff teams, so I'm not really worried about them. The Orlando Magic on the other hand have really struggled out of the gate and are actually dead last in the league when it comes to points per game and field goal percntage offense. The Magic do have these games here and there where they surprise and beat a team you didn't expect. Still, the Clippers are the better side and only having to lay a bucket makes them tough to pass up in this spot.

Pick:
Los Angeles Clippers -1.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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