Free NBA Pick: Lakers vs Magic NBA Odds
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(11-20) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Orlando Magic (13-17)
Date: Friday December 23rd
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Amway Center – Orlando Center
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Magic -4
NBA Betting Total: 213
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Friday will see an East vs. West matchup as the Los Angeles Lakers travel to the Sunshine State to take on the Orlando Magic.
Both teams will be on the second game of their own back-to-backs, and both could certainly use a win to end a tough stretch.
After starting the season as one of the most surprising teams in the NBA, the Lakers have crashed back down to Earth in December.
They have lost 10 of their last 11 games, but this game will be the last of a grueling road trip.
The Orlando Magic have been up and down this year, but they have won two of their last three games. They will play the Knicks in New York on Thursday after defeating Miami 136-130 in overtime on Tuesday.
Los Angeles Lakers
After a hot start, the Lakers were plagued by injuries and inconsistency that slowed things down. Most of their key players are back to being healthy again, yet they continue to struggle.
They have now lost 10 of their last 11, and have not won consecutive games since November 10th and 12th.
L.A. scores 104.7 points per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA. They rank 14th in rebounding with 44.2 and 22nd in assists with 20.9 per contest. Defensively, they are one of the worst in the league, allowing opponents 110.7 and ranking 27th.
Lou Williams has continued to take on more of a leadership role on the young team as the season has progressed. He leads the Lakers with 18.8 points per game along with 3.5 assists.
D’Angelo Russell scores 15.0 points and dishes 4.5 assists per game. Julius Randle contributes 12.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest.
It is tough to get a grasp on how good the Orlando Magic under new head coach Frank Vogel. At times, they look downright bad, but for the most part, they seem to have begun upon winning foundation.
Sticking to the usual Vogel style, the Magic are one of the league’s better defensive teams. However, they are one of the worst on offense.
Orlando scores only 98.1 points per game which ranks them 27th in the league in scoring. They are 21st in rebounding with 43.1 and 18th in assists with 21.7 per contest. They hold opponents to 102.8 points per game which is 13th in the NBA.
Evan Fournier leads the team with 17.7 points per game. Serge Ibaka adds 14.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks a night. Nikola Vucevic contributes 12.9 points and 10.9 boards per contest.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Lakers are 3-8 ATS in last 11 games
- Lakers are 1-5-1 ATS in last 7 games against team with losing record
- Magic are 3-1 ATS in last 4 games
- Magic are 5-2 ATS in last 7 when opponent allows 100 or more in previous game
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction:
This is a matchup of two young teams that hope they are headed in the right direction. Both have potential, but neither have been living up to it lately.
The Lakers have been particularly disappointing over the last few weeks and seem unable to get out of their own way.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: UNDER 212.5
Orlando is playing at home and has been less bad than the Lakers lately.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 101 – Orlando 105
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