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

The Los Angeles Clippers (37-33) are 8-point favorites as they prepare to play the Orlando Magic (28-42) on March 18, 2023. The matchup features an over/under of 227.

Clippers vs. Magic Odds

  • Clippers odds to win: -330
  • Magic odds to win: +275
  • Spread: Clippers (-8)
  • Total: 227

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 3:00 PM ET
  • Where: Crypto.com 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 are 5-4 against the spread when favored by 8 points or more this season.

The Magic have a 15-6-2 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 8 points or more.

The Clippers and the Magic combine to average 2.6 fewer points per game than the over/under of 227 set for this matchup.

Los Angeles and Orlando have seen its opponents average a combined 0.3 more points per game than the point total of 227 set in this game.

The Clippers’ average point total in outings this year is 225.6, 1.4 points less than the over/under in this game.

The average point total for Orlando this season is 0.8 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

Los Angeles has a 35-35-0 record against the spread this season.

The Magic are 37-31-2 against the spread this year.

Clippers Stats & Insights

The Clippers have a +9 scoring differential, putting up 112.8 points per game (22nd in the league) and allowing 112.7 (11th in the NBA).

The Clippers average 43.4 rebounds per game (15th in the league) compared to the 43.2 of their opponents.

Los Angeles knocks down 12.7 three-pointers per game (11th 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 NBA with 111.8 points scored per 100 possessions, and 15th in the league defensively with 111.8 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Clippers have scored at a lower clip in home games than on the road in the 2022-23 season (111.5 at home versus 114.1 on the road), and have given up fewer points in home games than in road games (109.7 opponent points per home game versus 115.6 on the road).

Magic Stats & Insights

The Magic have a -207 scoring differential, falling short by 3.0 points per game. They’re putting up 111.6 points per game, 26th in the league, and are giving up 114.6 per outing to rank 17th in the NBA.

Orlando averages 42.9 rebounds per game (18th in league), compared to the 41.9 of its opponents.

The Magic connect on 10.6 three-pointers per game (29th 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 deep.

The Magic’s 109.4 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 27th in the NBA, and the 112.0 points they concede per 100 possessions rank 17th in the league.

In 2022-23 Orlando is averaging 5.4 more points per game at home (114.3) than on the road (108.9).

Clippers Key Players to Watch

The Clippers active scoring leader is Paul George, who averages 23.7 per contest to go with 6.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists.

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

The Clippers get 2.9 three-pointers per game out of George.

George averages 1.4 steals per game, while Zubac has 1.3 blocks per contest.

Magic Key Players to Watch

Franz Wagner racks up 18.7 points per game. He also contributes 3.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game this season.

This season, Paolo Banchero has a statline of 20.1 points, 3.6 assists and 6.7 rebounds per game.

Wagner hits 1.7 threes per game.

The Magic’s defensive efforts get a boost from Markelle Fultz (1.5 steals per game) and Bol Bol (1.3 blocks per game).

Clippers vs. Magic Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Magic (+ 8)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (227)

  • Prediction:
    Clippers 116 – Magic 110

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