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Los Angeles Lakers vs Orlando Magic Odds
Amway Center features an NBA battle between the host Orlando Magic and the visiting Los Angeles Lakers in betting action on Tuesday.
This season the Magic are 18-46 overall and 29-35 ATS against the number, while the Lakers are 33-31 and 26-38 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Orlando is 35-28-1 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 34-29-1.
The Lakers were listed as 6.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 206 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Magic at No. 26 and the Lakers at No. 11 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 101-93 result in favor of the Lakers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 24-ranked offense (94.2 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 26 at 101.3 PPG. The Magic have averaged 45.3% from the field per game, less than the Lakers have managed so far this season (46% on average).
Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, giving up 105.1 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.
The Lakers were a 90-81 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bulls. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (171) made winners of UNDER bettors. Kobe Bryant scored 19 points leading the Lakers to a 90-81 victory over Chicago at STAPLES Center on Sunday.
Last time out for Orlando, they were a 99-91 winner as they battled the 76ers at home. The Magic covered in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 190 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Magic got a 24-point performance from Jameer Nelson, who added 10 assists as Orlando ran past Philadelphia 99-91 on Sunday at Amway Center.
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
A few Lakers at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Lakers last 8 games when playing Orlando
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 8 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games at home
Orlando is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
LA Lakers at Atlanta, Wednesday, March 13
Orlando at Oklahoma City, Friday, March 15