The LA CLIPPERS and the ORLANDO will both be gunning for a victory on 11/2/2018 at 7:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
LA CLIPPERS vs ORLANDO MAGIC
When: 7:00 PM ET, Friday, November 2, 2018
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
|701||LA CLIPPERS||1.5 (-110)||216.5 (-110)||-120
TV: 7:05 PM
PREDICTION: ORLANDO , LA CLIPPERS
Oddsmakers currently have the ORLANDO listed as 1.5 point favorites versus the LA CLIPPERS, while the game’s total is sitting at 216.5.
The Los Angeles Clippers seek to record their 10th consecutive victory in the all-time series when they visit the Orlando Magic on Friday in the finale of their three-game road trip. Orlando hasn’t prevailed against the Clippers since recording a 98-90 triumph on Nov. 6, 2013.
The Magic have dropped three straight games, including a 107-99 home decision to Sacramento on Tuesday. Orlando is last in the NBA in scoring at 100.6 points per game and has failed to reach the century mark on four occasions. Los Angeles allowed an average of 125 points while dropping the first two games of its trek, including a 122-113 loss to Philadelphia on Thursday in which it had no answers on how to defend Joel Embiid (41 points, 13 rebounds). The offense also disappeared down the stretch, going more than six minutes without a field goal to hinder the efforts of nabbing a road victory.
TV: 7 p.m. ET, Prime Ticket (Los Angeles), FS Florida (Orlando)
ABOUT THE CLIPPERS (4-4): Shooting guard Lou Williams showed off the form that won him last season’s Sixth Man of the Year Award by scoring a season-best 26 points in the loss to the 76ers. “When Lou gets it going, he’s hard to stop,” coach Doc Rivers told reporters after the loss. “He has the ability offensively to carry you, but at some point, somebody has to step up with him.” Forwards Danilo Gallinari (25 points) and Tobias Harris (24) also fared well, but starting guards Patrick Beverley (four points on 1-of-7 shooting) and Avery Bradley (two on 1-of-6 shooting) had poor outings.
ABOUT THE MAGIC (2-5): Shooting guard Evan Fournier has been a major disappointment early this season, connecting on just 37.4 percent of his shots while making more than 40 percent of his attempts just once. Fournier is averaging 15.1 points, but the mark would be lower if not for a stellar 31-point performance against the 76ers on Oct. 20. “I’m playing terrible for this team. I’m a big-minutes guy, and I can’t play like that, period,” Fournier told reporters. “We need everybody on this team, and I’m just not playing well enough for this team, and I think it’s a big reason why we keep losing these games. I know if I play the way I can, we’d be winning right now.”
1. The Clippers have won by an average of 13.4 points during their nine-game streak against the Magic.
2. Los Angeles PF Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) likely will miss his fifth straight game.
3. Orlando backup SF Jonathon Simmons is 10-of-39 shooting over his last four contests.
PREDICTION: Clippers 105, Magic 101