Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 5 point favorites.
The Lakers have a record of 8-6. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 1.3 as they average 116.9 points per game while giving up 115.6 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 7-8 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 104.4 points per game and surrender 108.5, good for a point differential of -4.1.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 5-9-0 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 7-7-1 against the spread this season
The Orlando Magic are 5-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/15/18 PG Rajon Rondo Hand is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/07/18 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
Kyle Kuzma averages 17.6 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 4.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%. LeBron James comes into this game averaging 27.6 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per night. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Aaron Gordon averages 16.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Nikola Vucevic scores 18.8 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 115.6 points per contest which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.4 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 23.4 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 116.9 points per contest, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 46.1 boards per contest and 26.0 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 7th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic give up 108.5 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.5 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 47.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest. Orlando is 25th in the NBA with 104.4 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -4.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.3 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 25.5. The Magic are 26th in turnovers per contest with 12.8.
The Lakers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 18th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 104.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Los Angeles is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Orlando is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Magic are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.6, and their defensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles -5 and over 220.5 total points
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