Los Angeles Clippers at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 11/2/2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Friday, November 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 1.5 point favorites.
The Clippers have a record of 4-3. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 5.3 as they average 115.6 points per game while giving up 110.3 per contest. The Magic have an overall mark of 2-5. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 100.6 points per contest and give up 110.7, which is a point differential of -10.1.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 3-4-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 2-5-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
10/31/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is questionable Thursday vs Philadelphia
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tobias Harris averages 20.9 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Lou Williams comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 24.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 94%.
Aaron Gordon averages 15.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 63%. Nikola Vucevic averages 18.6 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 10.9 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 110.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league. Los Angeles averages 115.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 47.1 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 10th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic surrender 110.7 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 29th with 50.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Orlando is 30th in the league with 100.6 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -10.1. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 46.0 boards per game and 9th in assists per contest with 25.0. The Magic are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Clippers are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.5, and their defensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Los Angeles is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 28th in the league.
Orlando is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Magic are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 100.6 is ranked 18th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +1.5
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