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Magic vs Lakers Betting Preview

Los Angeles LakersOrlando Magic
16-27January 24, 2014, 07:00 | Amway Center11-32

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Friday when the Lakers of Los Angeles hit the hard court against the Magic of Orlando.

This season the Magic are 11-32 overall and 18-24-1 ATS against the number, while the Lakers are 16-27 and 25-18 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Orlando is 19-24 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 23-18-2.

View Los Angeles Lakers vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Magic in this one found them as 0-point earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 206 at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 25 (Magic) and the No. 30 (Lakers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 89-88 result in favor of the Lakers is predicted by handicapping models.

Los Angeles was a 109-102 loser in its last match on the road against the Heat. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 211 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles got 22 points and 11 rebounds from Pau Gasol in a losing cause in a 109-102 loss to Miami on Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Orlando lost its last outing, a 112-109 result against the Hawks on January 22. The Magic covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 221 combined points took the game OVER the total. Victor Oladipo scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Magic to victory (they lost 112-109 to Atlanta at Amway Center on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lakers rank No. 21 in the league with 42.7 per game. That compares with Orlando’s No. 22 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Orlando is the NBA’s No. 18-ranked team at 7.21 per game, while the Lakers rate No. 5 with 9.19 per contest.

A few Lakers at Magic trends to consider:
LA Lakers is 3-13-1 SU in its last 17 games
LA Lakers is 2-8-1 SU in its last 11 games on the road
LA Lakers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Lakers's last 9 games when playing Orlando
Orlando is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
Orlando is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games
Orlando is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games at home
Orlando is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Los Angeles at New York, Sunday, January 26th
Orlando at New Orleans, Sunday, January 26th