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2021 NBA Handicapping
(5-22) Orlando Magic vs. LA Lakers (14-13)
Date: Sunday, December 12th, 2021
Time: 9:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
NBA Moneyline Odds: Magic +550 | Lakers -800 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Magic +11 / Lakers -11
NBA Betting Total: 221
The Magic will finish their West Coast trip as they will be in Los Angeles to take on the Lakers on Sunday, December 12th. The tip-off is set for 9:30 ET from the Staples Center.
This is the second night of a back-to-back for the Magic, but they will be playing in the same building as they did on Saturday.
Los Angeles started off as an 11.5 point favorite and that number is now down to 11. The total has crept up from 220.5 to 221.
It is been a very rough year for the Magic this year. They are going to have to pull off some magic in order to turn their season around.
This squad has lost four games in a row. If things go how people seem to think they will, it will be five losses in a row.
The struggles for this team should not surprise people. They are a very young team and they are not developed. It is going to take some time before they have a winning season.
Based on how this club has played, they would be lucky if they won ten games. It has been that bad, folks.
Orlando lost to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday by a score of 106-104. It will only be harder for them when they face the other team from Los Angles on Sunday.
Cole Anthony was the leading scorer for them in the loss on Saturday. He finished the day with 23 points and 6 rebounds. He has been one of the few bright spots for this team in 2021.
Simply put, the Lakers have not lived up to their expectations. You can throw all the excuses in the world out there as to why they have not played well, but it does not matter. Either they will play better or they won’t. Either way, I do not see them winning a championship.
Los Angeles currently has a record of 14-13. Given all the talent they have on their roster, you would think they have a better record than that.
To me, Anthony Davis really needs to step up. He has been the target of some criticism and deservedly so. He has not played like the player we have become used to seeing in past years.
LA beat the OKC Thunder on Friday by a score of 116-95. They did just what they had to do against a team that is very bad. They will have another opportunity to do that when they face the Magic on Sunday.
Lebron James was the leading scorer on Friday with 33 points, 5 boards, and 6 assists. He should be able to have another strong day when he goes against Orlando.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Magic are 1-11 SU in their last 12 games.
- The Magic are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
- The Lakers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone under in 4 of the Lakers’ last 5 games.
Orlando Magic vs. LA Lakers NBA Analysis:
The Magic must be happy that this West Coast trip is coming to end. Honestly, it does not matter where they play though, they will lose almost anywhere because they are that bad.
The Lakers need to be able to take care of a team like Orlando, especially when they are playing on their home floor.
I just have a hard time seeing the Magic be able to keep up with the Lakers on either side of the ball.
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I am still not sold on Los Angeles yet, but it does seem like they are playing at least a bit better. I do expect them to be strong in this one.
Yes, 11 is a high number to lay here, but I just do not trust the Magic. If Los Angeles is on their game, they should be able to make this game rather uncompetitive.
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