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2021 NBA Handicapping
(5-21) Orlando Magic vs. LA Clippers (14-12)
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Magic TBD | Clippers TBD (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: TBD
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Let’s see. The Magic is 5–21, better only than the Detroit Pistons in either conference, and dead last in the NBA, according to net rating.
Jonathan Isaac still hasn’t returned since shredding his knee last season, nor has Markelle Fultz. Neither one has a timetable set for a return.
And now its first draft choice of this year, Jalen Suggs, has a broken thumb that will keep him out for an undefined period of time.
All of those issues are long-term, affecting some of Orlando’s most promising young players. Then there is the issue at hand, which is that the Magic has not won since heading West on a five-game road trip last week.
All that remains for Orlando is this one against the Clippers and then a matchup with the Lakers the very next night before heading home. It has already lost at Houston, Golden State, and Sacramento.
The Kings put up 142 points on Wednesday night, a season high. Orlando’s 130 scored were also a high on the year.
Cole Anthony led the offense with 33 points. He’s averaging over 20 a game in his second season and is managing satisfactory efficiency, considering all he’s being asked to do in that offense.
Franz Wagner, a first round pick who came off the board just three selections after Suggs, scored 19 to run his streak of double-digit scoring efforts to eight.
His older brother, Moritz, played just 11 seconds and didn’t record a statistic in defeat.
Meanwhile, the Clippers beat Boston on the same night, 114–111, without Paul George, who missed his second game of the season with an elbow injury.
Instead, Brandon Boston Jr., the 51st overall draft pick in 2021 out of the University of Kentucky, came in off the bench to score a career-high 27 points on 9-of-13 shooting and four steals.
Boston only became an every night role player this month and he’s strung together back-to-back double-digit performances now.
Terance Mann, another second round pick who has blossomed with the Clippers, played big minutes in the starting five and had a productive game on both ends of the floor, as he usually does.
He scored 10 points on 5-for-7 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds. Marcus Morris led the starters with 20 points. Reggie Jackson chipped in 17.
There hasn’t been any word on George’s status for this game, though the possibility he plays is definitely there after a couple days off to rest up his elbow.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Magic is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the Clippers.
- The Magic is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
- The Clippers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
- The Clippers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Analysis:
Both of these teams playing in this game have not lived up to expectations given to them in the pre-season. Simply put, they need to start playing at a higher level or their season will be considered a waste.
The Celtics have to do a better job when it comes to playing a complete game. They were actually in that Lakers game for a while, but then they fizzled out.
If you are the Clippers, you have to figure out a way to pick up a win on your home court. He’s having another fine year, 24 games into the season.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Los Angeles
This is a 12:30 local tip so expect the unexpected.
That said, I don’t believe this Clippers team is going to let Orlando out-work it, out-hustle it, or get caught napping in a game it should win without much trouble.
Look for the Clippers to play hard, respect the opponent — difficult as that may be — and win this game going away with a balanced effort by its core of hungry young players looking to make a name for themselves.
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