Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/10/2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
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The Orlando Magic travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 11.5 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 20-45. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.3 as they are averaging 105.4 points per contest while giving up 109.7 per game. The Clippers have an overall record of 34-29. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 109.2 points per game and surrendering 108.2, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 31-33-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 28-37-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 35-28-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 34-28-1 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
03/09/18 G Evan Fournier Knee is out indefinitely
03/08/18 F Aaron Gordon Concussion is OUT Friday vs Sacramento & Saturday vs. LA Clippers
03/08/18 G D.J. Augustin Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs Sacramento
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
03/03/18 F Danilo Gallinari Hand is out indefinitely
02/23/18 G Avery Bradley Groin is out indefinitely
Aaron Gordon comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Jonathon Simmons averages 13.4 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Lou Williams averages 23.2 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Tobias Harris averages 18.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 105.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.26 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.7 per game. The Magic allow 109.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 7th in the league with 109.2 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.03. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game, and 19th in assists per contest with 22.4. The Clippers are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Clippers surrender 108.2 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 44 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season.
The Magic are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Orlando is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Los Angeles is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Clippers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 14th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -11.5
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