Clippers vs. Magic Prediction

NBA Picks: Will Magic cover point spread as home dog vs. Clippers? 12/14/16

Are the Magic a good home underdog play tonight against the Clippers at 7:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book, the Magic are now a 9.5-point home underdog after briefly opening as a 9-point dog tonight against the Clippers. As for the total, the number hit the board at 206 and that's where it currently sits at the majority of online and Vegas sports books.

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CLIPPERS KEY TRENDS: L.A. backers have been burned over the Clippers last 14 games, as the team covered in just four of those contests. The Clippers are also just 1-5 at the betting window in their last six games when playing on one day of rest, are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games versus Eastern Conference opponents, and are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.

MAGIC KEY TRENDS: The Magic have been a poor home bet while failing to cover in all five of their last five games in Orlando. They're also just 3-10 against the spread in their last 13 games following a successful cover in their previous game and are 3-7 against the number in their last 10 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous contest. They're 0-8 at the betting window in their last eight games when playing on Wednesday as well.

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OUR PREDICTION: Neither the Clippers nor the Magic have been a great play of late, so let's look at the total. The under has cashed in six of the last seven meetings between these two tams and is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings in Orlando. The under is also 11-3 in the Magic's last 14 games when they're playing on back-to-back nights and is 6-0 in the Clippers' last six games versus an opponent with a losing record. These teams have played in some high-scoring games of late but with Orlando playing on tired legs, the under is a worth a roll of the dice tonight.




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