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Magic visit Lakers in hoops battle

Orlando MagicLos Angeles Lakers
Dec 2, 9:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

5-10TEAM RECORD8-8

The Lakers will hit the floor running against the visiting Orlando Magic on Sunday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Lakers currently sports a record of 8-8, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-9 ATS. The Magic are 5-10 and 7-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lakers post a 9-7 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Magic have gone 6-8-1 against the number.

View Orlando vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 19-rated Magic taking on the No. 5-rated Lakers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 101-91 win for the Lakers on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 100.6 PPG, against a Magic defense that ranks No. 13 at 96.4 PPG. The Lakers field goal percentage has averaged 46% so far, more than the Magic shooters have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Magic own the league's No. 5-rated mark, allowing 92.5 points per game when playing on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring on their home court.

The Magic were a 98-86 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Nets. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (184) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Magic endured a 98-86 loss at the hands of the Nets on Friday, despite a 16-point effort from Glen Davis at Amway Center.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 122-103 winner as they battled the Nuggets at home. The Lakers covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 225 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got 33 points from Antawn Jamison en route to a 122-103 victory over Denver on Friday at STAPLES Center.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Golden State are 10-0
After playing Brooklyn are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Denver are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Magic at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games on the road
Orlando is 8-15 SU in their last 23 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing at home against Orlando
LA Lakers are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games when playing at home against Orlando
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home

Next up:
Orlando at Golden State, Monday, December 3
LA Lakers at Houston, Tuesday, December 4

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