Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 1/31/2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 2 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 19-30. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.3 as they are averaging 106.7 points per game while giving up 110.0 per contest. The Magic have an overall mark of 14-34. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per contest and giving up 110.4, which is a point differential of -5.2.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 25-24-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 26-23-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 21-27-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 21-27-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/25/18 PG Lonzo Ball MCL is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/30/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
12/24/17 C Nikola Vucevic Hand is out indefinitely
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
01/29/18 F Aaron Gordon Hip is "?" Tuesday vs Houston
01/29/18 G Evan Fournier Ankle injured last game, is probable Tuesday vs Houston
Jordan Clarkson comes into this game averaging 14.6 points per contest while playing 23.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Kyle Kuzma averages 16.3 points per contest in 30.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 5.9 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Evan Fournier has scored 18.2 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game this season for the Magic. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Jonathon Simmons averages 13.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 28.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.6 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 106.7 points per contest this year, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.27 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 46.2 boards per contest and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 16.1 per game. The Lakers allow 110 points per contest which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 23 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 17th in the NBA with 105.2 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -5.15. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 41.9 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 23.3. The Magic are 12th in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Magic give up 110.4 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 24.4 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 45.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Lakers are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 107.4, and their offensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 18th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Los Angeles is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Orlando is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Magic are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 111.3, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 4th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -2
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