Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Prediction
The Orlando Magic face the Los Angeles Clippers this Wednesday at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The host Orlando Magic are out of the playoff race while the visitors need to win most of their remaining games in order to qualify for the playoffs.
Currently with 9 wins and 39 defeats, Orlando Magic are last in the Eastern Conference points table while the Clippers have had 23 wins and 25 defeats as of now. They are 9th in the Eastern Conference. In their last game, they lost to New York Knicks by a point difference of 102-110.
Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Prediction: Match Odds
The 2021-2022 season has been catastrophic for the Orlando Magic. The team has the worst record in the whole league and they occupy the bottom position in the Eastern Conference standings. Despite the fact the team arrive at the Amway Center followed by a win, the Magic has had eight defeats in their last 10 matches.
For Clippers, the game may not be a tough one but looking at their form lately, Magic could pose a threat to the Clippers.
This is the second time Clippers and Magic clash this season and the Californians have an advantage. On December 11, the Clippers beat the Magic by 116-114 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California.
|Orlando Magic||Los Angeles Clippers||Predicted Winner|
|Smarkets||Odds: 1.84||Odds: 1.85||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Oddsshark||Spread: +1 (-110)||Spread: -1 (-110)||Los Angeles Clippers|
Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Prediction: Game Analysis
The 2021-2022 season will not bring any good memories for the Magic’s fans. The team has had a terrible year as of now and they are the worst-performing team of the season. They have nine victories in 48 games and they occupy the last position in their conference, as well as the last position with respect to all NBA teams.
The Magic have difficulties both defending and attacking and this can be the main reason for such an unsuccessful season. They are ranked as the ninth-worst defense in the league. In their last five games, their opponents were able to score at least 108 points on three occasions.
Along with their defensive stats, Orlando Magic have been worse even in the offense. The Magic are ranked as the third-worst attack team in the league, with 102.1 points per game. They also have the third-worst field goal percentage in the whole season, as well as the fourth-worst three-pointers percentage average.
Cole Anthony, Magic’s point guard, and Mo Bamba, Magic’s center, have been the two positive aspects in the Floridian’s squad out of so many bad statistics. Anthony has the highest points per game and assists per game average in the team, 18.0 PPG and 5.8 APG, respectively. On the other side, the center has been a key member in the team’s defense as he has 77 blocks, so far.
Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Prediction: Orlando Magic Injuries
Markelle Fultz – NBA health and safety protocols
Jonathan Isaac – Knee Injury
Michael Carter-Williams – Ankle Injury
E’Twaun Moore – Knee Injury
R.J. Hampton – Knee Injury
Los Angeles Clippers
The game against the Magic is crucial for the Clippers in order to book themselves a playoff spot. Clippers, which occupies ninth position in the Western Conference standings, can reach higher positions in the table if they manage to beat the Floridians on Thursday.
In their last five games, the Californians managed to get important results such as the victories against Pacers and Sixers. However, they also lost important points playing on the road against the Nuggets and the Knicks. Road games have been the main issue regarding the team from California. The team has a solid home record, but when it comes to games away from the Crypto.com Arena, they have more defeats than wins.
The last games also proved their weakness in the defense. They are one of the teams which usually do not allow their opponents to score many points against them, but this changed in the last few games. For example, the Clippers conceded 133 buckets to the Pacers, 130 to the Nuggets, and 110 to the Knicks.
Reggie Jackson, Clippers’ point guard, and Ivica Zubac, Clippers’ center need to up their game in order to lead the Clippers towards in playoffs. The point-guard has the best points per game and assists per game average in the team and he has been crucial when it comes to their offensive third. On the other hand, Zubac has been extremely important for their defense as he has the highest number of blocks and rebounds in the team.
Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
Kawhi Leonard – Knee Injury
Jason Preston – Foot Injury
Paul George – Elbow Injury
Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Prediction: Game Prediction
Despite the fact the Magic plays at home this Wednesday, the visitors are the clear favorites for this match. Even though the Clippers have had a bad on-road record, the home team has the worst home record in the league and are coming in this game carrying eight losses in their last 10 games.
As mentioned before, this is an important game for the Clippers regarding their fight for a playoff spot this season. In addition to it, it is necessary for the Clippers to add victories to their road record. So, this Wednesday we are more likely to see Californians being victorious on the East Coast.