Basketball betting expectations are always low for the Los Angeles Clippers and they are once again one of the least appealing teams on the NBA betting board.
The Los Angeles Clippers will host the Orlando Magic on Sunday night with a starting time of 9:30 PM ET. Be sure and check Sports Gambling for the side and total odds on this game and to open your account!
Orlando was leading the Southeast Division and won 15 of their first 21 games although they beat the NBA odds just 8 times. The Magic covered just 2 of their first 9 road games and went under the total in 6 of those matchups.
Defense remains the hallmark of the Magic as they were ranked 1st in the NBA for points allowed while the offense was inconsistent and ranked 21st. Dwight Howard continued his dominance at center with a team best 20.9 points, 12.1 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game.
The Clippers had a record of just 5 wins in their first 22 games straight up but they were a break even 11-11 with the NBA sports betting lines. LA ranked 22nd in the NBA for offense and 23rd for defense. Rookie Blake Griffin has shown plenty of promise as he was averaging a team best 12 rebounds per game.
Griffin was averaging 20.2 points per game which was 2nd to team leader Eric Gordon’s 24.3 points per game. The Clippers were in the basement of the Pacific Division.
The Magic have dominated this head to head basketball betting series with 7 consecutive payouts against the Clippers including 3 consecutive covers at Los Angeles.
The two teams have gone under the total in 9 of their last 12 matchups at LA including 2 straight. Orlando has not been all that great of a favorite with just 7 payouts in their last 20 games when laying points.
The Magic have dominated Pacific Division teams however with just 6 losses against the spread in their last 20 games with 14 of the 20 games going under the total. The Clippers have paid out in 12 of their last 20 games as an underdog but just 8 of their last 20 against the Southeast Division.