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Clippers vs Magic Betting Preview

Orlando MagicLos Angeles Clippers
Jan 12, 3:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

12-23TEAM RECORD28-8

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Orlando when they hit take on the Clippers on Saturday in pro hoops betting action.

Los Angeles battles the Magic, currently with a 12-23 mark (19-16 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 20-16 for the Clippers and 18-16-1 for the Magic. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Orlando vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Clippers sat as 13-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 198.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Clippers at No. 3 and the Magic at No. 21 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 106-94 result in favor of the Clippers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 6-ranked offense (101.8 PPG) against a Magic defense that ranks No. 18 at 97.9 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 47.7% from the field per game, more than the Magic have managed so far this season (45.6% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Magic own the league's No. 11-rated mark, allowing 96.8 points per game when playing on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring on their home court.

In their last action, Orlando was a 108-105 loser on the road against the Nuggets. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (213) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Jameer Nelson scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Magic to victory (they lost 108-105 to Denver at Pepsi Center on Wednesday).

The Clippers were a 99-93 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (192) made winners of UNDER bettors. Los Angeles earned a 99-93 victory over Dallas on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Chris Paul at STAPLES Center.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Denver are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

A few Magic at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games
Orlando is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games on the road
Orlando is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Clippers are 20-2 SU in their last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of the LA Clippers last 14 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 7 games

Next up:
Orlando at Washington, Monday, January 14
LA Clippers at Memphis, Monday, January 14