Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Magic vs Clippers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Orlando Magic taking on the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday December 5th at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Orlando Magic (11-8) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (10-9)
Date: Saturday December 5
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -2
NBA Betting Total: 198
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One of the more surprising teams in the NBA this season heads into Los Angeles as the Magic take on the Clippers Saturday night.
Orlando sits 3 games over the .500 mark and continue to be a solid bet for backers this season.
The Clippers finally caught some steam, but now injuries have set them back as they look to weather the storm.
Orlando has been hot all season long, but are playing some of their best ball at this very moment.
The Magic have won 5 straight and have opened their 5 game road trip with back-to-back wins over Minnesota and Utah. The 5 game winning streak marks the best streak the Magic have held since January 2012.
The Magic are nearly half way to their win totals from the past 3 seasons. Orlando has won less than 25 games over the past 3 seasons, but Scott Skiles has came in and turned things around.
Orlando comes in off a 103-94 win over Utah where Tobias Harris dropped in 17 points to lead the way.
Everyone contributing has been the major key to success for this Magic team. The win over Utah was a prime example as 6 players scored between 14 and 17 points. Everybody has a role on this team and is certainly fulfilling their roles through the first 19 games of the season.
The Clippers were certainly one of the more disappointing teams out of the gate this year.
Los Angeles hovered around and under the .500 mark, but finally found their stride with this extended home stand. Los Angeles won 4 straight and got themselves back over the .500 mark.
Now, they have ran into another troubled wall as the injuries are starting to pile up.
They’ll be without their backcourt on Saturday as both Chris Paul and JJ Redick are expected to be OUT. This will be the 2nd game Chris Paul will miss as he continues to battle a rib injury. As for Redick, he sprained his right ankle in the loss to Indiana last time out.
With Redick out, Lance Stephenson is now seeing significant minutes. Stephenson shot 8 of 11 from the field last time out and will likely have to do the same against Orlando here on Saturday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Magic are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Magic are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Magic are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Clippers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Clippers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free NBA Prediction:
The injuries to Los Angeles certainly play a big role here. With Paul out against Indiana, the Clippers were noticeably a different and much weaker team.
Add Redick to that list, things will be extremely tough on Los Angeles here.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Orlando ATS
This Magic team is playing so well this year. With Paul and Redick out, the Magic should be able to grab a win here.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Orlando 104- Los Angeles 99
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