Angeles Clippers vs Orlando Magic NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Angeles Clippers vs Orlando Magic Prediction 3/29/2024

The Los Angeles Clippers (45-27) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (42-30) on Friday, March 29th. This game will be played at Kia Center in Orlando and televised on BSF. The Clippers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Magic are looking to get back on track from a loss to the 76ers. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Clippers vs Magic

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The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win

In their latest game against the 76ers, Paul George was the top scorer for the Clippers’ offense, scoring 22 points and shooting 7/18 from the field. As the Clippers secured the victory with a final score of 108-107, Kawhi Leonard also chipped in with 17 points.

As they prepare for today’s matchup with the Magic, the Clippers are focused on improving their overall record of 45-27. When playing on the road, the Clippers have gone 23-14 this season, while going 22-13 at home.

Los Angeles currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 34-38 at this point. This season, Los Angeles has a 30-28 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 4-10 as underdogs.

The Magic Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Magic conveyed a message to the Warriors with a score of 101-93. The Magic picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 45-37.

The Magic come into their matchup with the Clippers with an overall record of 42-30 and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In games against Eastern Conference opponents, the Magic are 30-17 compared to 12-13 in non-conference games.

Orlando has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 47-25 against the spread. On the road, the Magic have an ATS record of 22-14, as opposed to a 25-11 record against the spread when playing at home.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

Coming into today’s action, Los Angeles is averaging 116.3 points per contest. This figure places them 12th in the league.

The Clippers have been a top-12 scoring team this season, averaging 116.3 points per game. However, they have been slightly better on the road, where they are averaging 116.8 points per game compared to 115.8 at home.

Despite being a top-10 team in field goal percentage, the Clippers are just 27th in pace this season. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 14th in made threes per game and have connected on 38% of their attempts.

Heading into this game, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 52.8% of their games this season. In terms of assists, they are 21st in the league.

Magic Offense Breakdown

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Through 72 games the Magic are averaging 110.6 points per contest, placing them 26th in the NBA.

So far this season, the Magic have been one of the most aggressive teams in terms of getting to the free-throw line, leading the league in free-throw attempts per game. However, they have struggled from beyond the arc, ranking 30th in three-pointers made per game. Overall, they are 26th in scoring at 110.6 points per game.

When playing at home, the Magic are averaging 113.1 points per game compared to 108.1 points per game on the road. In terms of their shooting, the Magic are 13th in field goal percentage at 47% and 13th in two-point field goal percentage at 55%.

So far this season, the Magic have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 34.7% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 26th in the league at 96.8 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 26th in the league with 24.7 per game.

Clippers Team Defense

At this time, the Clippers’ defense is positioned 11th in the NBA, permitting 112.9 points per game. Inside the arc, the Clippers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.0% and 37.0% from three-point territory.

Magic Team Defense

Orlando’s defense has been playing well, ranking 3rd in the NBA with 108.7 points allowed per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Magic’s defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.9% and allowing 35.4% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Clippers And Magic

In today’s game, our projections have Kawhi Leonard leading the Clippers with 23 points on 9/17 shooting from the field. This season, he is averaging 23.7 points per game along with 6.1 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Paolo Banchero as the leading scorer for the Magic. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 22 while also collecting 7 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 46.4% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 22.5 points per game.

Clippers vs Magic Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 116 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
  • Orlando has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 102 points per game while allowing 103. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • As the betting underdog, the Magic have an ATS mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. Orlando posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.
  • Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Clippers have a strong record of 3-2. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 1-4.

Clippers vs Magic Prediction

The Clippers is our selection to secure the victory, with a projected score of 119-106. We also like them to cover the spread, so we suggest betting on the Clippers at -1.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 210, and our model projects the Clippers and Magic to reach a combined total of 225 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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