Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Lakers Spread Pick & Analysis
Orlando Magic (29-42 SU, 38-32-1 ATS) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (34-37 SU, 34-34-3 ATS)
When: Sunday, March 19th, 9:30 PM (ET)
Where: Crypto.com Arena, CA, Los Angeles
Point Spread: Orl +6.5/LAL -6.5 (Deposit $100 and get $100 FREE when you use bonus code PREDICTEM at Betnow Sportsbook!)
Money Line: Orlando Magic +199/-244
- Jonathan Isaac (Out) Injury Management
- Jalen Suggs (Out) Concussion
- Anthony Davis (Probable) Foot
- LeBron James (Out) Foot
- Mo Bamba (Out) Ankle
Heading into the game, Orlando is 29-42 overall. When taking to the road, Orlando has a mark of 13-23 and a win percentage of 36%. Currently, the team is 13th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 38-32-1 vs. the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs. the spread, they are 2-3 in their past five games and 3-2 ATS. Over their past ten games, they are 4-6 SU and 5-5 ATS.
Orlando will be looking to build on their most recent win over the Clippers. Markelle Fultz led the team to a win with his 28 points. The Magic were 6-point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS win.
Heading into the game, Los Angeles is 34-37 overall. When playing at home, Los Angeles has a mark of 18-17 and a win percentage of 51%. Currently, the team is 11th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 34-34-3 vs. the spread. The Lakers need a win in today’s matchup vs. Orlando to avoid their 3rd straight loss.
In their last game, Los Angeles was defeated by Mavericks with a score of 111-110. Despite Anthony Davis scoring 26 points, the team was unable to come out on top. Going into the game, the Lakers were 3-point favorites.
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Lakers picked up the win 129-110 win over the Magic. Heading into the game, Los Angeles was the 3.0-point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. In terms of betting, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 3-1-1 in the previous five matchups vs. Orlando. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +11 points per game in favor of the Lakers. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 3-2. Combined, they averaged 213 points in these games.
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Coming into the game, Orlando’s offense is ranked just 26th in scoring at 111.6 points per game. This has come while being the 16th-ranked unit in pace. So far, the Magic are averaging 99.1 possessions per contest. Orlando has struggled with their 3-point shot this season, as they are currently ranked just 24th in 3-point shooting percentage at 34.6%. In addition, they are near the bottom of the league in attempts, at just 30.7 attempts per contest. On defense, the Magic are allowing an average of 112.23 points per game, placing them 20th in the league. So far, teams have shot 36.62% on their looks from outside vs. Orlando. This figure places them 27th in 3-point shooting defense.
Going into today’s game, Franz Wagner is the leading scorer for the Orlando team, with an average of 18.7 points per game. This season, his field goal percentage is 48.8%. The team’s second top scorer is Paolo Banchero, who is averaging 20.0 points per game.
This season, Los Angeles is among the league leaders in scoring, averaging 116.5 points per game. So far, the Lakers are also one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, sitting at 102.0 possessions per game. Los Angeles has struggled with their 3-point shot this season, as they are currently ranked just 26th in 3-point shooting percentage at 33.9%. In addition, they are near the bottom of the league in attempts, at just 31.3 attempts per contest. The defense has been a struggle for Los Angeles, as they are currently allowing 115.15 points per game. In terms of their 3-point defense, opposing teams have hit 35.38% of their looks from deep, placing the Lakers 18th in the NBA.
LeBron James will not be available for today’s game in Los Angeles due to an injury, as reported on the injury report. This means that Anthony Davis will need to step up and take on the role of primary scorer for the team. This year, Davis has been averaging 26.1 points per game for the Lakers.
- The Magic are 17-7 ATS in their last 24 road games.
- The Magic are 3-7 ATS in their last ten games overall.
- The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games.
Joes Pick To Cover The Spread
The Magic and Lakers are playing teams tough (and close) right now. I couldn’t tell you who wins this game straight up, but I’m betting that the final score margin stays within 5.5 points. I’m betting on Orlando, plus the points! Did you know that you can teaser NBA point spreads up to 20 points at Wagerweb Sportsbook?
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