Friday, December 23, 2016
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Friday, December 23, 2016. The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 11-20. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.1 as they are averaging 104.7 points per game while giving up 110.7 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 13-17. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 98.1 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of -4.8.
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Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.8 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 12.9 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 10.9 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. Evan Fournier averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Los Angeles averages 104.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.1 per game. The Lakers allow 110.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 25.9 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Orlando averages 98.1 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 6th with 12.7 per game. The Magic allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Magic force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 112.2. In terms of pace they average 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Magic rating on offense is 102.6 and they have a defensive rating of 107.5. They get 95 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 11.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 14-16-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 18-12-1 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 12-16-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 13-17-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/22/16 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee probable Thursday vs. Miami
12/22/16 C Tarik Black Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Miami
12/20/16 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee out indefinitely
12/05/16 PG Jose Calderon Hamstring expected to miss 2-4 weeks
Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando
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