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Lakers take on Magic in hoops contest

Los Angeles LakersOrlando Magic
Jan 20, 8:00 PM | Amway Center

Los Angeles Lakers vs Orlando Magic Odds

10-6TEAM RECORD10-4

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Lakers travelling to Orlando Friday to face the Magic on Friday.

Orlando will face the 10-6 Lakers, who own a 7-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Magic are 6-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lakers are 5-11 favoring the OVER.

View LA Lakers vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 2-rated Lakers taking on the No. 21-rated Magic in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 98-96 win for the Magic on Friday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 13-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 3-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 1 in the league with 9.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 3.9 per outing.

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 98.8 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

Los Angeles was a 98-87 loser in its last match on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 185 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles got 26 points from Pau Gasol en route to a 98-87 loss against Miami on Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Orlando lost its last outing, an 85-83 result against the Spurs on January 18. The Magic failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 168 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Dwight Howard scored 24 points and added 25 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 85-83 against San Antonio in NBA action at Amway Center.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Indiana are 9-1
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2

A few Lakers at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando
LA Lakers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Indiana, Sunday, January 22
Orlando at Boston, Monday, January 23

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