Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Clippers 1/16/2020 NBA Picks and Previews
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Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Clippers 1/16/2020 – The Los Angeles Clippers are playoff-bound but they hope to improve their record in a stacked Western Conference. They will be hosting the Orlando Magic on Thursday, January 16 at 10:30 pm at the Staples Center in Los Angeles California. NBA League Pass will feature the game via live streaming while SofaScore is another online option. Fox Sports West will air this match on television. Orlando sees to solidify their standing in the Eastern Conference but they are coming in as the underdogs according to NBA Betting Lines Explained.
Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Clippers 1/16/2020
Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Clippers 1/16/2020 Betting Odds
Orlando Magic Betting
The Orlando Magic has been battling for the final spots for the playoffs and so far they have been doing well this season as compared in past years. They have a legitimate shot of making it and this team is lead by Nikola Vucevic who has been a double-double threat every game. Evan Fournier is the team’s best shooter and Markelle Fultz looks like the big key if they want to make a playoff run. Against the Clippers, this team needs a lot of luck to win and since they are playing without Jonathan Isaac, their chances seem bleak. But the Clippers have been inconsistent and they could catch their opponents off guard.
Players to watch: E. Fournier SG 40 GP 40 GS 31.3 MIN 19.2 PTS 0.1 OR 2.5 DR 2.6 REB 3.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 1.9 TO 2.5 PF 1.7 AST/TO 17.72 PER
N. Vucevic C 29 GP 29 GS 31.5 MIN 18.8 PTS 2.8 OR 8.6 DR 11.4 REB 3.3 AST 0.9 STL 1 BLK 1.3 TO 2.1 PF 2.6 AST/TO 22.73 PER
A. Gordon PF 34 GP 34 GS 31.1 MIN 13.2 PTS 1.7 OR 5.8 DR 7.6 REB 2.7 AST 0.7 STL 0.6 BLK 1.6 TO 1.9 PF 1.7 AST/TO 13.48 PER
Los Angeles Clippers Betting
After winning over their Los Angeles counterparts twice this season, the rest of their games have been inconsistent. Looking at how they play, they seem to be getting complacent and Lou Williams said it best that they have to come in with the underdog mentality once again. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are great additions but they have not played much together this season and they hope to get the two’s chemistry to kick in really soon. Against the Magic, they have to release that Doberman defense once again and lock their opponents guards down to not let the ball reach Vucevic.
Players to Watch: K. Leonard SF 31 GP 31 GS 32.1 MIN 26.3 PTS 1.1 OR 6.3 DR 7.4 REB 5 AST 1.9 STL 0.5 BLK 3.3 TO 1.9 PF 1.5 AST/TO 25.65 PER
L. Williams SG 38 GP 5 GS 30.1 MIN 19.9 PTS 0.4 OR 2.5 DR 2.9 REB 6.2 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 3.1 TO 1.4 PF 2 AST/TO 18.65 PER
M. Harrell PF 40 GP 2 GS 29 MIN 19.2 PTS 2.8 OR 4.6 DR 7.3 REB 1.9 AST 0.7 STL 1.1 BLK 2 TO 2.3 PF 0.9 AST/TO 22.79 PER
Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Clippers 1/16/2020 Betting Numbers
Orlando are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
Los Angeles Clippers
LA Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
D.J. Augustin PG Knee is “?” Thursday vs LA Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George SF Hamstring is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Orlando
Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Clippers Betting Picks
This is a game that the Clippers should take according to Best Sports Book. If the Clippers want this game to go to them, they can win it easily. Complacency is the enemy right now and if the Magic sees that, expect them to capitalize.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Magic if the score an upset on the road is a wide +550 while the Clippers are handed -800 for this game.
ATS: It is a wide 11-point spread between both teams with the Clippers on the -11 while the Magic are on the far end with +11.
TOTALs: It is 215 points on the total given to this game with the Clippers going under while Magic is the team over.
Score Prediction: 116 – 104 Clippers