Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Clippers: NBA Betting Odds and Picks
Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Monday, 1/6/14, 10:30 PM EST
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Orlando is 0-3 SUATS over its last three games, including a 110-94 victory over the Miami Heat as 10-point home underdogs last time out, while going OVER the betting total of 199.5. The Magic are 3-12 SU on the road this season, including an 0-4 mark versus Western Conference opponents, which is hard to ignored when making your NBA betting picks. It’s important to point out that the franchise may play without the services of center Nikola Vucevic, who has missed the last two games with an ankle injury. Orlando is 11-22 SU and 12-20 ATS in January the last two-plus seasons.
The Magic need a bounce-back performance from leading scorer Arron Afflalo, who is shooting just 34.7 percent during the team’s current losing streak, which is important to consider when looking over the NBA betting lines. Orlando is certainly going through some growing pains this season, as it began the year with the league’s fifth-youngest roster.
Los Angeles returns home after splitting a two-game road trip in the Lone Star State, which included a disappointing 116-92 defeat to the San Antonio Spurs as 9.5-point road underdogs last Saturday, while going OVER the betting total for a third consecutive affair. The Clippers are the highest scoring team in the NBA at the Staples Centre, as they average 109.7 points per game in that situation. Since 2011-12, the team is 10-10 when point guard Chris Paul doesn’t play, who is currently out with a shoulder injury.
The Clippers are a dominating 70-21 SU at home over the last two-plus seasons, which happens to be the fourth-best record of its kind in that span. Los Angeles will need to get big-time production out of shooting guard Jamal Crawford with Paul out of the lineup, as he’s averaging 20.6 points a game when his backcourt mate is unavailable. Forward Blake Griffin is also capable of carrying the load, as he’s averaged 25.6 points and 10.6 rebounds since Dec. 14.
Sports bettors will likely back the Clippers due to their 5-1 ATS mark in their last six games following a SU loss.
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