Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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The Orlando Magic travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 211.
The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 27-34 and a road record of 10-18. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.5 as they are averaging 100.6 points per game while giving up 102.2 per contest. Orlando is 3-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-21. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Lakers have an overall record of 13-51 and a home record of 8-21. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 97.7 points per game and surrendering 107, good for a point differential of -9.3. Los Angeles has a division record of 2-9 and a conference record of 6-34. In their last 10 games they are 2-8.
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Victor Oladipo averages 14.7 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kobe Bryant averages 16.7 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Orlando averages 100.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.5 per game. The Magic allow 102.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 97.7 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 11th with 13.7 per game. The Lakers allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Lakers force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Magic average 98.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6 per contest. The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.9 and a defensive rating of 105.5. In terms of pace they average 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Lakers score 96.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 98.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -7.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -7.2 points per game. The Lakers rating on offense is 102.1 and they have a defensive rating of 111.8. They get 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 46%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 33-27-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 31-30-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 30-33-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 29-35-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
03/07/16 F Jason Smith Back is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Golden State
03/06/16 G Victor Oladipo Back missed last game, probable Monday vs. Golden State
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/05/16 F Anthony Brown Foot out indefinitely
03/02/16 G Louis Williams Hamstring out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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