Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 18-7. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.9 as they are averaging 109.8 points per game while giving up 100.8 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 10-15. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 94.8 points per game and surrendering 100.1, good for a point differential of -5.3.
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Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 21 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Chris Paul averages 17.9 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.6 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 12.2 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 11 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. Evan Fournier averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Los Angeles averages 109.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 12.8 per game. The Clippers allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Orlando averages 94.8 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 10th with 13 per game. The Magic allow 100.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.9 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Magic force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 112.9 and a defensive rating of 103.7. In terms of pace they average 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Magic rating on offense is 100.4 and they have a defensive rating of 106. They get 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 13-12-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 16-9-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 9-15-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 9-16-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/11/16 PG Austin Rivers Concussion expected to miss Monday vs. Portland
12/11/16 F Blake Griffin Knee missed last game, probable Monday vs. Portland
12/11/16 PG Raymond Felton Personal missed last game, probable Monday vs. Portland
10/25/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
Orlando Magic Injuries
12/12/16 C Bismack Biyombo Shoulder probable Tuesday vs. Atlanta
12/12/16 C Nikola Vucevic Back "?" Tuesday vs. Atlanta
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +8.5
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