A game featuring a sputtering NBA team will see the Orlando Magic (5-20) battle the Los Angeles Clippers (14-11) at Amway Center on December 7, 2022. The Magic have lost nine in a row and are 1-9 over their last 10 games. They enter this matchup as six-point underdogs. The point total for the contest is set at 218.5.
How to bet Clippers vs. Magic
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Orlando Magic Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with sportsbooks listing the Clippers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Clippers have -246 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +202 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 218.5 points.
Clippers vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSF
- Location: Orlando, Florida
- Arena: Amway Center
Clippers vs. Magic Betting Trends
The Clippers have 11 wins against the spread in 25 games this year. Los Angeles has been chosen as the favorite in 16 games this year and has walked away with the win 11 times (68.8%) in those games. Clippers games this year have hit the over on eight of 25 set point totals.
The Magic are 10-13-2 against the spread this season. Orlando has won five of the 22 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (22.7%). Magic games this season have gone over the total in 12 of 25 opportunities (48%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Clippers vs. Magic Injury Report
Magic: Jonathan Isaac: Out (Knee), Gary Harris: Out (Hamstring), Jalen Suggs: Out (Ankle), Chuma Okeke: Out (Knee), Wendell Carter: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers
Because of Los Angeles’ offensive struggles this season, ranking worst in the NBA with 107.2 points per game, it has been forced to rely on its defense, which ranks fifth-best in the league by giving up 108.8 points per game. The Clippers are averaging 104.7 points per game at home. On the road, they are faring better on offense, averaging 109.9 points per contest. The Clippers have seen an increase in scoring lately, racking up 110.6 points per game in their last 10 contests, 3.4 points more than the 107.2 they’ve scored this season.
With 11.3 three-pointers per game, Los Angeles is 20th in the NBA. It has a 35.8% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 14th in the league. The Clippers are attempting 52 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 62.2% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 71.1% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 31.6 three-pointers per contest, which are 37.8% of their shots (and 28.9% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Orlando Magic
On offense, Orlando is the second-worst team in the NBA (107.6 points per game). On defense, it is 18th (114.2 points conceded per game). In 2022-23 the Magic are averaging 7.6 more points per game at home (111.2) than away (103.6). In their previous 10 games, the Magic are posting 104.1 points per game, compared to their season average of 107.6.
Beyond the arc, Orlando is fifth-worst in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.4). It is ranked 24th in 3-point percentage at 33.6%. In 2022-23, the Magic have attempted 62.9% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 37.1% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 73.2% of the Magic’s buckets have been 2-pointers, and 26.8% have been 3-pointers.
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