Sunday, January 8, 2017
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The Orlando Magic travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, January 8, 2017. The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 16-22. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.5 as they are averaging 99.0 points per game while giving up 103.5 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 14-26. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per game and surrendering 110.1, good for a point differential of -4.9.
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Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 13 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 10.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 59%. Evan Fournier averages 17.5 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Julius Randle averages 13.7 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Jordan Clarkson averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Orlando averages 99 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 12.8 per game. The Magic allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 105.2 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 24th with 15.4 per game. The Lakers allow 110.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 25.1 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.5 and a defensive rating of 108.3. In terms of pace they average 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Lakers rating on offense is 107.3 and they have a defensive rating of 112.3. They get 98 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 15-21-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 17-21-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 18-21-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 24-15-1 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/20/16 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee expected to miss 4 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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