LA Clippers versus Orlando Magic Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-6-2013

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The 34-16 LA Clippers will travel to meet the 14-34 Orlando Magic in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Orlando is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The odds from this NBA game will come out on Wednesday afternoon as Blake Griffin is questionable for the game with a hamstring problem. Chris Paul has been declared out.

The teams went head to head back on January 13th in Los Angeles with the Magic posting the 104-101 road win at the Clippers as a +12 ½ point underdog. The total came in at over 198 ½ points.

The Clippers are 14-11 on the road this season. The team has lost three straight and seven of their past nine games. They are 2-6 during Chris Paul’s injury absence from the lineup. They come off the 98-90 road defeat on Monday night to the Washington Wizards as a -3 point betting favorite. The total came over 187 ½ points. The Clippers played without Chris Paul and Blake Griffin who were both out with injuries. The team shot 46.8% from the floor and 4 of 17 from three. They give away the game with 20 turnovers. LA allows 44% shooting to Washington. Jamal Crawford led LA with 28 points on 10 of 20 shooting. The Clips have struggled for offense with Paul sidelined. They have put up less than 100 points in six of the eight games without their starting point guard in the lineup.

The Magic is 8-16 on their home court. The team is running bad with ten straight losses. They hit rock bottom following a 78-61 road defeat on Monday to the Philadelphia 76ers as a +9 ½ point underdog. The game landed under 189 points. It was the final game of a five game road trip on the east coast. They had Sunday off for Monday’s game so the schedule was no excuse for 61 point effort. Orlando was held to just 26 second half points. The team hits on 33.8% from the floor and 1 of 12 from three. They get to the free throw line just eight times. J.J. Redick did not play. E’Twaun Moore led Orlando with 18 points and three rebounds on 9 of 17 shooting. During this skid the Magic has scored under 100 points in five straight games. They are 24th in the NBA in scoring offense by averaging 94 points a game.

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