Magic vs Clippers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – January 29, 2021

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The Orlando Magic (8-11) play the Los Angeles Clippers (14-5) as only favorites on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET on FS-FL. The point total for the matchup is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of January 29, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Magic vs Clippers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 29

Magic:
Jonathan Isaac: Out For Season (Knee),
Michael Carter-Williams: Out (Foot),
Chuma Okeke: Out (Knee),
Al-Farouq Aminu: Out (Knee),
Markelle Fultz: Out For Season (Knee)

Clippers:
Paul George: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Patrick Beverley: Out (Knee),
Kawhi Leonard: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Clippers (+2)
Total Pick Over (212.5)
Prediction Clippers 114, Magic 105

The data strongly suggests betting on the Clippers in this one. The model favors them while FanDuel has the Magic favored and the difference between the two is 10.6 points.

The FanDuel point total for this matchup is just 6.2 points lower than the model projection.

Click here for today’s NBA betting picks from our team of experts.

Magic Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Nikola Vucevic 19 23.6 10.9 3.6 1.2 0.5 2.7
Evan Fournier 10 18.9 2.1 3.7 1.2 0.3 2.5
Terrence Ross 18 14.7 2.8 1.9 1.2 0.4 1.9
Aaron Gordon 17 14.1 7.4 4.4 0.7 0.9 1.6
Markelle Fultz 8 12.9 3.1 5.4 0.9 0.3 0.5

Magic Player Props

  • Nikola Vucevic’s rebounding prop over/under for the contest is posted at 11.5 rebounds, 0.6 rebounds greater than his season average of 10.9.
  • Markelle Fultz’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 25.5, 4.1 greater than his season average of 21.4.
  • Vucevic’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.2 shots less than his season average of 2.7.
  • Aaron Gordon’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.4 blocks lower than his season average of 0.9.

Clippers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kawhi Leonard 15 25.9 5.4 5.7 2.0 0.7 2.1
Paul George 16 23.9 6.2 5.4 1.2 0.5 3.8
Serge Ibaka 18 12.2 6.8 1.8 0.3 1.1 1.1
Marcus Morris 10 11.2 3.9 0.9 0.5 0.1 2.0
Nicolas Batum 19 10.2 4.8 2.6 1.3 0.3 2.2

Clippers Player Props

  • Kawhi Leonard’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 36.5, 0.6 lower than his season average of 37.1.
  • Serge Ibaka’s rebounding prop over/under for the matchup is set at 10.5 boards, 3.7 rebounds greater than his season average of 6.8.
  • Paul George’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 3.5, 0.3 shots lower than his season average of 3.8.
  • Leonard’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.5 steals lower than his season average of 2.0.

Shooting Trends

  • The Magic make 43.1% of their shots from the field this season, which is 3.4 percentage points lower than the Clippers have allowed to their opponents (46.5%).
  • Orlando is 5-0 against the spread and 5-0 overall when it shoots higher than 46.5% from the field.
  • Los Angeles is 3-0 against the spread and 3-0 overall when allowing opponents to shoot better than 43.1% from the field.
  • The Clippers have shot at a 47.7% rate from the field this season, 0.4 percentage points higher than the 47.3% shooting opponents of the Magic have averaged.
  • Los Angeles is 9-4 against the spread and 11-2 overall when it shoots higher than 47.3% from the field.
  • Orlando is 3-4 against the spread and 4-3 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot above 47.7% from the field.
  • The Magic are knocking down 34.9% of their three-point shots this season, one% lower than the 35.9% the Clippers allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Orlando has collected a 5-2 record against the spread and a 4-3 straight-up record in games this season when the team knocks down more than 35.9% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles is 9-2 against the spread while putting together a 10-1 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 34.9% from three-point distance.
  • The Clippers’ three-point shooting percentage this season (41.8%) is five percentage points higher than opponents of the Magic are averaging (36.8%).
  • Los Angeles is 8-5 against the spread and 10-3 overall when shooting over 36.8% as a team from three-point range.
  • Orlando has an 8-5 ATS record and a 7-6 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 41.8% from three-point distance.
  • The Magic’s 11.2 made three-pointers per game this season is 3.6 fewer made shots on average than the 14.8 per game the Clippers give up.
  • When Los Angeles makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 10-3 against the spread and 13-0 overall. When Orlando is out-shot from deep by its opponents, it is 3-8 ATS and 3-8 straight up.
  • The Magic are the 25th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Clippers allow the 12th-fewest makes from deep.

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Magic vs Clippers Stat Rankings

Magic Rank Magic AVG Clippers AVG Clippers Rank
28th 105.6 Points Scored 113.6 8th
11th 110.6 Points Allowed 107.2 4th
9th 46.6 Rebounds 43.7 29th
1st 12 Off. Rebounds 9.3 21st
25th 11.2 3pt Made 14.8 5th
25th 22.6 Assists 24.7 15th
6th 12.8 Turnovers 12.9 7th

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