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Orlando MagicLos Angeles Lakers
19-51March 23, 2014, 09:30 | STAPLES Center22-46



Los Angeles will look to improve on its 22-46 record on Sunday when they host Orlando in NBA odds action at STAPLES Center.

The Lakers bring a 22-46 record (35-33 ATS) to the battle against the 19-51 Magic, who are 29-38-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 39-27-2 so far and the Magic go 31-39. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Magic before tip-off in this one found them as 2-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 216 at TopBet.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 29-rated Lakers and the No. 21-rated Magic in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 90-88 win for the Magic on Sunday.

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In their last action, Orlando was an 89-88 loser on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (177) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Orlando suffered an 89-88 loss against Utah on Saturday, getting 19 points from Victor Oladipo in a losing effort at EnergySolutions Arena.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 117-107 result against the Wizards on March 21. The Lakers failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 224 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Lakers endured a 117-107 loss at the hands of the Wizards on Friday, despite a 21-point effort from Jodie Meeks at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 23-rated squad against Orlando's No. 20-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 3 in the league with 9.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 20 with 6.86 per outing.

Next up:
Orlando home to Portland, Tuesday, March 25th
Los Angeles home to New York, Tuesday, March 25th

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