The 12-23 Orlando Magic will travel to play the 28-8 LA Clippers in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday afternoon. Tip off time from Staples Center in LA is scheduled for 3:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA TV.
The point spread in this NBA game has the home team LA Clippers favored by -13 points with an over under line of 199 ½ points. When the odds were released in this game the Clippers were favored by -13 points with an over under line of 199 points. There has been no movement on the side and a ½ point move on the over.
The teams met once last year during the lockout season and it was the Clippers with the overtime 107-102 road win against the Magic as a -1 point betting favorite. The game went over 191 ½ points.
The Magic is 5-11 straight up on the road this season. The team is running bad losers of ten straight games. They come off the 108-105 road defeat on Wednesday night to the Denver Nuggets as a +11 ½ point underdog. The game landed over 204 ½ points. Orlando fails to hold a seven point lead after three quarters. There was a huge free throw discrepancy as Orlando attempts ten free throws and Denver thirty six. The defense has not been good for Orlando as the team has allowed 111 points in their past seven games.
The Clippers are 18-3 on their home court. After a two game losing streak to start the month the Clippers have responded with three straight wins all at home. They come off the 99-93 home win against the Dallas Mavericks as a -10 point favorite. The game came in at under 201 ½ points. The Clips had a good shooting night in the win hitting on 48% from the floor. They survived 21 turnovers. LA is sixth in scoring offense averaging nearly 102 points a game and allows 93 points per contest good for fourth in the NBA in scoring defense. The Clippers have won 21 of 23 games.