Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/7/2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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The Orlando Magic travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 6 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 20-44. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.3 as they are averaging 105.4 points per contest while giving up 109.7 per game. The Lakers have an overall mark of 28-35. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 108.3 points per contest and giving up 110.0, which is a point differential of -1.7.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 30-33-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 28-36-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 35-28-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 34-28-1 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/05/18 F Brandon Ingram Hip is out indefinitely
03/01/18 G Josh Hart Hand is out indefinitely
02/17/18 F Channing Frye Appendix is out indefinitely
Jonathon Simmons averages 13.4 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%.
Kyle Kuzma averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Brandon Ingram averages 16.2 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 109.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league. Orlando averages 105.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.31 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 110 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 45.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season. Los Angeles is 9th in the league with 108.3 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.67. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 46.4 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Lakers are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.9.
The Magic are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 111.3, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 4th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Orlando is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Lakers are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 20th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -6
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