Magic vs. Clippers Prediction

Wednesday NBA Picks: Will Clippers cover as favorite vs. Magic? 1/11/17

Will the Clippers cover as a heavy favorite tonight when they host the Magic at 10:30PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Clippers are 9.5-point home favorites versus the Magic after opening as a 9-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 208 and has been bet up a full point to 209.

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Aaron Gordon turned in a dud performance on Sunday, scoring just two points with six rebounds and one assists in 24 minutes of play. He finished 0-for-5 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line. Nikola Vucevic chipped in 19 points with seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer on Sunday, making 8-of-17 shots in 26 minutes.

Chris Paul went off against the Heat, scoring 19 points, with 18 assists, six rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer and one turnover in 29 minutes of play. He went 7-of-11 from the field and 4-of-5 from the free throw line. DeAndre Jordan also pulled down 18 rebounds during the win, adding seven points and a blocked shot in 34 minutes.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Magic are just 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games versus the Clippers while the favorite is 20-4-3 against the number in the last 27 meetings between these two teams. The Magic are also 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall while the Clippers are 4-0 against the number in their last four games and are 4-1 at the betting window in their last five games coming off a loss.

 

WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS -9.5

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