Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 12/11/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Los Angeles Clippers (14-12) will go up against the Orlando Magic (5-21) at STAPLES Center on Saturday.
The Magic played the Kings and ended up losing by a score of 142-130 in their last game. Orlando finished the contest with a 49.5% field goal percentage (48 out of 97) and made 16 of 34 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Magic made 18 of 23 attempts for a rate of 78.3%. Regarding hauling in boards, they earned 43 with 17 of them being offensive. They also recorded 29 assists in this game in addition to forcing 7 turnovers and getting 2 steals. With respect to defense, Orlando let their opponent shoot 54.6% from the floor on 53 out of 97 shooting. Sacramento earned 43 dimes and had 24 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Sacramento pulled down 31 rebounds (12 offensive, 19 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Sacramento ended up going 84.0% at the free throw line by making 21 of their 25 tries. They also made 15 out of their 34 tries from distance. With respect to fouls, the Magic ended up with 18 while the Kings finished the game with 8 fouls.
Cole Anthony is a player who played a role for the game. He ended up scoring 33 points on 12 out of 22 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes and also grabbed 4 boards. Anthony ended up shooting 54.5% from the floor and also recorded 8 dimes.
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Orlando heads into this game with a record of 5-21 so far this season. They are giving up possession 15.4 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Orlando is snagging 44.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 571 assists this season, which has them ranked 22nd in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Magic are shooting 32.5% on three-point attempts (319 of 983) and 75.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 101.5 points per game (28th in basketball) while going 42.4% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Magic are forcing 12.9 turnovers per game while drawing 18.7 personal fouls. They are ranked 28th in the league in giving up assists with 673 conceded so far this season. The Magic are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.3% (1,076 of 2,323) and they relinquish 46.2 rebounds per contest as a group. They are surrendering 35.8% on 3-point attempts while they are 27th in the league in opponents PPG (112.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Clippers got the win with a final of 114-111 against the Celtics. In reference to how they rebounded, Los Angeles allowed Boston to grab 33 overall (14 on the offensive glass). They shot 31.3% from 3-point land by hitting 10 out of 32 and walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 21 at the free throw line (90.5%). The Clippers allowed the Celtics to convert 41 of their 86 tries from the floor which left them shooting 47.7% in the matchup. In all, the Clippers finished 40 out of 85 from the floor which had them shooting 47.1%. When talking about shooting from distance, Los Angeles knocked down 14 of their 32 tries (43.8%). They were able to convert 20 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 90.9%. The Celtics were called for 22 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Clippers to the free throw line for 22 shots. They also turned the ball over 20 times, while recording 13 steals in this game. The Clippers were able to snag 29 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 in the game.
Brandon Boston ended up being a factor for the Clippers in the game. Boston had 27 points in his 25 mins on the court, but left the arena with no assists. He knocked down 9 out of 13 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 69.2%, and accumulated 2 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 14-12 this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Clippers are shooting 44.7% from the floor, which is ranked 20th in the NBA. Los Angeles has totaled 2,757 pts on the campaign (106.0 per contest) and they pull down 44.2 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.7 times per game (20th in basketball) and they are turning it over 15.2 times per contest. The Clippers are committing 18.1 personal fouls per contest and they hit 79.8% from the charity stripe.
The Los Angeles defense allows 33.6% on shots from distance (297 of 884) and opponents are knocking down 78.3% of their free throw shots. They allow 22.2 dimes and 46.7 total boards per game, which has them ranked 7th and 25th in the league. The Clippers defensively are ranked 5th in basketball in points allowed per game with 104.6. They are forcing 15.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.1% from the field (7th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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