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2021 NBA Handicapping
(14-4) Los Angeles Clippers vs. Orlando Magic (8-11)
Date: Friday, January 29th, 2021
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Amways Center, Orlando, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: Magic -170, Clippers +140
NBA Betting Odds: Magic -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 213
The Clippers are continuing their starless road trip. So far they are 1-1 and off a win at Miami.
Orlando has been dealing with losses too, but they are of the season-long variety. No reinforcements are coming back soon.
This is another one of those spots where when you play a team is critical. There is no way the Magic are favoured if both teams are fully healthy.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers’ win over Miami was one of wild swings in play from quarter to quarter. L.A. was excellent in the 2nd and 3rd and that was enough for the win.
Reggie Jackson took the most shots on the team against the Heat. Look for that to keep up even if he is not the most efficient scorer.
He and Terrence Mann and Luke Kennard are the new starters. Mann was +17 to lead the team. I like his complimentary game.
Nik Batum led L.A. with 18 points, all coming from behind the arc. He made his money but was a bust in Charlotte. They Clippers need him during this stretch.
They also need Lou Williams. The veteran scorer had been struggling this season but perhaps this stretch busts him out of it. He scored 17.
The Clippers are a veteran group so they should be able to weather their current circumstances. They still have enough to take on a team like Orlando which is far from perfect too.
Do not immediately write off L.A. I am not a big fan of the coach but he has been given a lot of tools.
The Magic are off a home loss to Sacramento, a team that often beats itself.
In the game, they got 26 points from Nikola Vucevic and 25 from Evan Fournier. Those numbers are a little higher than normal but they were out of this one as the rest of the starting lineup was not good.
Aaron Gordon scored only three points against the Kings and the combo of Cole Anthony and James Ennis scored 15. The Magic are really struggling to find consistent offense. Anthony is erratic but that is to be expected from a rookie. I am not sure where they can turn though.
Mo Bamba is back but every game he is looking more and more like a bust. He is definitely not the solution to their offensive problems but maybe they need to play him more and just try and go max defense.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
- Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog.
- Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Magic are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a double-digit loss at home.
- Magic are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Magic are 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
Free Los Angeles Clippers vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction:
I like the Clippers a lot in this one. They lost the first game of the road trip but bounced back nicely.
Beating Miami might look good on paper but that team is significantly flawed right now. Orlando fits that description too.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers +3.5
L.A. is going to be an intriguing pay on their road trip. Only Brooklyn looks like a game they can’t win.
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