Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/25/2018
Sunday, November 25, 2018
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The Orlando Magic travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, November 25, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 9 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 9-10. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -3.3 as they average 105.5 points per contest while giving up 108.8 per game. The Lakers have an overall mark of 11-7. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 114.8 points per contest and give up 113.0, which is a point differential of 1.8.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 10-8-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 7-12-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-11-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/07/18 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/15/18 PG Rajon Rondo Hand is out indefinitely
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Aaron Gordon averages 16.9 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
LeBron James averages 28.6 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Kyle Kuzma averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 105.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.0 per game. The Magic allow 108.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 7th in the league with 114.8 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 46.4 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 24.2. The Lakers are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.4. The Lakers surrender 113.0 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 46.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers were 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game last season.
The Magic are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Orlando is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Los Angeles is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Lakers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 11th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando +9
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