My free basketball winner is on the Los Angeles Clippers at the Orlando Magic, as we're laying cheap number with arguably the best team in the Western Conference. You Lakers lovers may disagree considering the records, and the fact the Purple and Gold are on top of the West, and the Utah Jazz are in second place.
But the Clippers have just as many wins as the Jazz, and they're undefeated against the Lakers this season. They also have Kawhi Leonard.
Quite frankly, as sketchy as the Magic have been - even at home - I don't think they'll be able to contain the surging Clippers and Leonard, who just registered the first triple-double of his career. In South Beach, Leonard poured in 33 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished 10 assists in a 122-117 come-from-behind win over the Heat.
Leonard, who is known for his defensive edge, has scored more than 30 points in each of his last seven games, averaging 35.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.7 steals while shooting 51.5 percent from the field and 37.7 percent from three in that stretch.
With his offensive surge, the Clippers have now won five of six, an make note he didn't play in the lone loss, in Atlanta.
The Clippers, who have won their last 12 games against the Magic and have covered four of the last five meetings, rank in the Top 10 in both offensive and defensive efficiency. Los Angeles, which is on ATS runs of 25-12 as a road favorite and 10-4 on just one day of rest, has an offensive rating of 112.3 points per 100 possessions, and a defensive rating of 106.1 points allowed per 100 possessions - both good for sixth best in the league.
Lay the cheap road number as the Clippers roll.