Clippers vs. Magic Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, March 18, 2023

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Clippers vs. Magic Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 18, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Los Angeles Clippers (37-33) hit the court as 6.5-point favorites against the Orlando Magic (28-42) on March 18, 2023. The game features an over/under of 231.5.

Clippers vs. Magic Odds

  • Clippers odds to win: -263
  • Magic odds to win: +215
  • Spread: Clippers (-6.5)
  • Total: 231.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 3:00 PM ET
  • Where: Arena in Los Angeles, California
  • TV: BSFL and KTLA

Who Will Win Clippers vs. Magic?

Clippers and Magic Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Clippers have a 6-9 record against the spread when favored by 6.5 points or more this season.

In games this season in which they were an underdog by 6.5 points or more, the Magic have a 21-12-2 record against the spread.

The Clippers and the Magic combine to average 7.1 fewer points per game than the total of 231.5 set for this matchup.

Los Angeles and Orlando have seen its opponents average a combined 4.2 fewer points per game than the point total of 231.5 set for this matchup.

The average point total for Clippers games this year is 5.9 fewer points than the total of 231.5 in this matchup.

The average total for Orlando’s games this year is 5.3 fewer points than the point total of 231.5 for this outing.

So far this season, Los Angeles has compiled a 35-35-0 record against the spread.

So far this year, the Magic have put together a 37-31-2 record against the spread.

Clippers Stats & Insights

The Clippers score 112.8 points per game (21st in the NBA) and allow 112.7 (10th in the league) for a +9 scoring differential overall.

The 43.4 rebounds per game the Clippers average rank 16th in the league. Their opponents grab 43.2 per contest.

Los Angeles knocks down 12.7 three-pointers per game (10th in the league) compared to its opponents’ 12.3. It shoots 37.8% from deep while its opponents hit 36.5% from long range.

The Clippers rank 16th in the league by averaging 111.8 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 14th in the NBA, allowing 111.8 points per 100 possessions.

In the 2022-23 season, the Clippers score 2.6 fewer points per home game on average than on the road (111.5 at home, 114.1 on the road), and are also conceding 5.9 fewer points per home game compared to road games (109.7 at home, 115.6 on the road).

Magic Stats & Insights

The Magic put up 111.6 points per game (26th in league) while giving up 114.6 per contest (17th in NBA). They have a -207 scoring differential and have been outscored by three points per game.

Orlando ranks 18th in the NBA at 42.9 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 41.9 its opponents average.

The Magic make 10.6 three-pointers per game (27th in the league) at a 34.7% rate (23rd in NBA), compared to the 13.1 per contest their opponents make, shooting 35.3% from beyond the arc.

The Magic score 109.4 points per 100 possessions (27th in league), while allowing 112 points per 100 possessions (17th in NBA).

Orlando is putting up more points at home (114.3 per game) than away (108.9).

Clippers Key Players to Watch

Paul George leads active Clippers players in scoring, tallying 23.7 points per game to go with 6.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists.

Russell Westbrook is averaging 15.6 points, 7.5 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game, while Ivica Zubac adds 10.4 points, 1.1 assists and 10.1 rebounds per matchup.

George makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Clippers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.9 per contest.

George averages 1.4 takeaways per game, while Zubac collects 1.3 rejections per contest.

Magic Key Players to Watch

Franz Wagner tallies 18.7 points per game and also tacks on 3.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists per contest.

Paolo Banchero has per-game averages of 20.1 points, 3.6 assists and 6.7 rebounds this season.

Wagner hits 1.7 threes per game.

Markelle Fultz’s 1.5 steals and Bol Bol’s 1.3 blocks per game are vital to the Magic’s defensive production.

Clippers vs. Magic Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Clippers (- 6.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (231.5)

  • Prediction:
    Clippers 116 – Magic 110

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