Magic face surging Clippers
A year ago, the Orlando Magic would have been huge favorites hosting the Clippers but Blake Griffin has changed all that and made the other team in Los Angeles a threat to cover the NBA point spread each night.
This season the Magic are 32-20 overall and 21-29-2 ATS against the number, while the Clippers are 19-31 and 26-23-1 ATS. As for the totals, Orlando is 23-26-3 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 27-22-1.
Sportsbooks had the Magic installed as 9.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 201.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 3 (Magic) and the No. 18 (Clippers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 104-96 result in favor of the Magic is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 5-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 1 in the league with 9.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 6.4 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Clippers own the league's No. 21-rated mark, allowing 105.4 points per game when on the road. Orlando, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in home scoring.
The Clippers were a 97-79 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 11.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (176) made winners of UNDER bettors. Blake Griffin scored 21 points and added 16 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 97-79 against Miami in NBA action at AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Magic were a 91-80 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 4–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (171) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dwight Howard poured in 28 points and chipped in with 13 rebounds in a losing cause for Orlando on Sunday, as the Celtics rolled to a 91-80 victory over Orlando at TD Garden.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing New York are 3-7
After playing Miami are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
A few Clippers at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of the LA Clippers last 15 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 6 games when playing Orlando
Orlando is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
Orlando is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
Orlando is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando's last 8 games at home
LA Clippers at New York, Wednesday, February 9
Orlando at Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 9