Magic vs Clippers 1/16/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -9.5
Aaron Gordon and the Orlando Magic (19-21, 2nd in the Southeast Division) go to Staples Center on Thursday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Clippers (28-13, 2nd in the Pacific Division). Los Angeles opens this matchup as 9.5 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 226.
The Magic cover the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 19-19-2 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 53.7% of the time, going 22-19-0 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
01/14/20 PG D.J. Augustin Knee is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs LA Lakers
01/14/20 PG Michael Carter-Williams Shoulder is questionable Wednesday vs LA Lakers
01/13/20 PF Aaron Gordon Calf is upgraded to probable Monday vs Sacramento
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out for season
01/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
01/13/20 SF Paul George Hamstring is questionable Thursday vs Orlando
Aaron Gordon comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 69%. Evan Fournier averages 19.2 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 26.3 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 5.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Lou Williams averages 19.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 103.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.9 per game. The Magic allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 4th in the league with 115.6 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 48.0 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Clippers are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Clippers surrender 109.5 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.0 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game.
The Magic are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 105.5, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 5th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 29th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Orlando is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 25th in the league. The Clippers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.5, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando +9.5
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