Clippers vs Magic predictions 1/26/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Orlando Magic
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -5.5
Lou Williams and the Los Angeles Clippers (32-14, 2nd in the Pacific Division) are headed to Amway Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Orlando Magic (21-25, 2nd in the Southeast Division). The line on this game has Los Angeles as 5.5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 228.
The Clippers cover 54.4% of the time, having gone 25-21-0 ATS. Orlando covers the spread 47.7% of the time, going 21-23-2 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
01/24/20 PG Patrick Beverley Groin is questionable Sunday vs Orlando
01/24/20 SF Paul George Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Orlando
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
01/17/20 PG D.J. Augustin Knee is OUT 3-4 weeks
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out for season
01/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out indefinitely
Lou Williams comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Kawhi Leonard averages 27.3 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 19.0 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.1 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Aaron Gordon averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 115.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 48.1 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 15.2 per game. The Clippers allow 109.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 29th in the league with 103.8 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Magic are 27th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Magic surrender 104.4 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Clippers are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 7th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 17th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Orlando is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Magic are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -5.5
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