Los Angeles Clippers vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 1/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Orlando Magic
Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+4)
Amway Center is the site where and the Orlando Magic (8-11) will play the Los Angeles Clippers (13-5) on Friday. The line on this game has Orlando as 4-point favorites. The total has been set at 212.
The Los Angeles Clippers faced off with the Atlanta Hawks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 108-99 in their last game. Los Angeles finished the game having earned a 40.4% FG percentage (36 of 89) and made 8 of their 26 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Clippers converted 19 of 22 shots for a percentage of 86.4%. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they collected 46 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 23 assists for the matchup while having 11 steals and 4 blocks. With respect to defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 46.3% from the field on 37 of 80 shooting. Atlanta dished out 20 assists and had 7 steals for this game. Moreover, the Hawks snagged 46 rebounds (9 offensive, 37 defensive) and added 9 blocked shots. Atlanta shot 96.0% when shooting free throws by converting 24 of their 25 shots. They knocked down 10 of 26 tries from three-point range.
Reggie Jackson is one guy who was a contributor in the matchup. He accumulated 20 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. He played for 39:10 mins and totaled 7 boards. Jackson finished the contest at 50.0% from the field and dished out 8 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Clippers was Serge Ibaka. He collected 5 boards and also earned 3 dimes. He went 40.0% from the field for this game by going 6-of-15 (15 points). When the final whistle blew, Ibaka played 28:52 minutes.
Los Angeles comes into this contest with a record of 13-5 for the year. They turn it over 13.9 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.9 fouls every game. As a unit, Los Angeles is collecting 43.1 rebounds per contest and has earned 447 dimes on the campaign, which is 9th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Clippers are connecting on 41.8% on 3-pointers (264 of 631) and 84.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 113.9 points per contest (8th in the NBA) while shooting 48.0% from the field. When they are on defense, the Clippers are forcing their opponents into 14.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.1 personal fouls. The Clippers are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.6% (261 of 326) and they concede 40.6 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are 12th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 422 conceded on the season. They are conceding 35.7% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 4th in the NBA in points per game allowed (107.3).
The last time they took the court, the Orlando Magic took a defeat with a final score of 121-107 when they faced the Sacramento Kings. The Magic were able to pull down 30 defensive boards and 17 offensive boards for a total of 47 in this matchup. They also stuffed 8 tries while recording 8 steals in the matchup. The Kings committed 18 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Magic to the free throw line for 18 shots. They were able to make 17 of them for a rate of 94.4%. In regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Orlando made 10 of their 26 tries (38.5%). Overall, the Magic went 40 out of 96 from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.7%. The Magic allowed the Kings to make 45 of their 92 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.9% in the game. They finished shooting 42.4% from distance by going 14 of 33 and finished the contest at 17 of 26 from the free throw line (65.4%). With respect to how they attacked the glass, Orlando allowed Sacramento to collect 50 overall (17 on the offensive side).
Nikola Vucevic ended up being a major contributor for the Magic in the matchup. He made 11 out of 18 for this game for a field goal percentage of 61.1%, which earned him 26 points. Vucevic pulled down 9 rebounds in his 32:58 mins of time on the court and had 2 dimes for this game. One more player who was a determining factor for Orlando was Evan Fournier. He ended up scoring 25 points in 30:10 mins on the court by way of 7 of 15 from the floor for this game. Fournier wrapped this one up going 46.7% from the field while also totaling 4 assists and 3 rebounds.
Orlando has a record of 8-11 for the year. The Magic are committing 17.9 personal fouls every game while shooting 77.9% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 22.6 times per contest (26th in the league) and they turn it over 13.6 times per contest. Orlando has tallied 2,006 pts this season (105.6 per game) and they grab 46.6 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Magic are hitting on 43.1% from the field, which is ranked 29th in basketball. The Magic on the defensive end are ranked 15th in the league in PPG given up with 110.6. The Orlando defense concedes 36.8% on three-point shots (240 of 653) and their opposition makes 73.5% of their foul shots. They surrender 24.7 dimes and 45.4 boards per contest, which ranks them 16th and 17th in basketball. They are able to force 14.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.4% from the floor (25th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando (-4)
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