Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 3/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+11.5)
The Orlando Magic (15-31) are headed to STAPLES Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Clippers (31-16). Los Angeles opens this game as 11.5-point favorites. The total is set at 229.
The Orlando Magic took the court against the Los Angeles Lakers and took a loss by a score of 96-93 in their last contest. Orlando walked away from the game having earned a 38.6% field goal percentage (34 out of 88) and buried 11 out of their 33 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Magic converted 14 of 17 attempts for a rate of 82.4%. In the matter of getting rebounds, they collected a total of 51 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 19 assists in the game while forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In relation to the defense, Orlando let their opponent shoot 41.5% from the field on 34 of 82 shooting. Los Angeles earned 25 assists and had 9 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Los Angeles grabbed 52 boards (8 offensive, 44 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Los Angeles finished shooting 73.9% from the free throw line by knocking down 17 of 23 shots. They also buried 11 out of their 40 shots from long range.
Dwayne Bacon is a guy who had an impact in this contest. He walked away with 26 points on 9 out of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 33:10 mins and also snagged 8 boards. Bacon finished 47.4% from the field and earned 1 assist. Another guy that played a role in this contest for the Magic was Chuma Okeke. He grabbed 6 rebounds in 29:57 minutes on the basketball court. He finished the game at 45.5% from the field in the game by hitting 5-of-11 (14 points). When the final whistle was blown, Okeke accounted for 3 assists.
Orlando comes into this game with a win-loss record of 15-31 for the season. They average 104.3 pts per contest (29th in the NBA) while hitting 43.1% from the field. The Magic are hitting 35.7% on three-point shots (553 of 1,547) and 78.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Orlando is snagging 46.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,043 assists so far this year, which ranks 25th in the league in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 13.2 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 16.8 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Magic are forcing 12.6 turnovers per game while drawing 17.9 fouls. They are 23rd in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,174 relinquished for the year. The Magic are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.7% (580 of 822) and they surrender 46.2 boards per game as a team. They are conceding 36.5% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 11th in the league in points per game allowed (111.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Los Angeles Clippers took home the win by a final score of 122-112 when they faced the Philadelphia 76ers. The Clippers recorded 29 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in this game. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 9 steals for the game. The 76ers earned 27 fouls for the game which took the Clippers to the charity stripe for 27 shots. They were able to make 21 of them for a percentage of 77.8%. Regarding 3-point shots, Los Angeles knocked down 11 of 26 attempts (42.3%). Overall, the Clippers walked away from this one shooting 45 out of 85 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.9%. The Clippers permitted the 76ers to make 39 out of 77 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.6% for the matchup. They went 38.5% from 3-point land by connecting on 10 of 26 and ended up shooting 24 out of 33 from the charity stripe (72.7%). With respect to rebounds, Los Angeles permitted Philadelphia to collect 38 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Kawhi Leonard pitched in for the Clippers for this game. He converted 9 of 17 for the game for a field goal rate of 52.9%, and accounted for 4 rebounds. Leonard accumulated 28 points in his 34:23 minutes on the court and had 4 dimes in this game. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Los Angeles was Paul George. He ended up with 9 assists in his 37:31 minutes on the hardwood, and he knocked down 8 out of 18 from the floor. George ended the game having shot 44.4% from the field as well as totaling 24 points and 9 boards.
Los Angeles has a win-loss mark of 31-16 this season. The Clippers commit 19.1 fouls every game and they connect on 83.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 24.2 times per game (18th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 12.8 times per contest. Los Angeles has earned 5,405 pts for the year (115.0 per game) and they collect 44.2 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Clippers are hitting on 48.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 7th in the league. The Clippers defensively are ranked 6th in the league in points given up per game with 108.7. They have relinquished 23.0 assists and 41.2 total rebounds per game, which is 5th and 2nd in the league. The Los Angeles defense concedes 36.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (550 of 1,514) and opponents are knocking down 77.9% of their foul shots. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.9% from the field (19th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-11.5) and over 229 points
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