Los Angeles Lakers vs. Orlando Magic - 12/11/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Orlando Magic
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -5.5
Amway Center is the venue where Evan Fournier and the Orlando Magic (11-12, 2nd in the Southeast Division) will take on the Los Angeles Lakers (21-3, 1st in the Pacific Division) on Wednesday. The spread on this contest has Los Angeles as 5.5 point favorites. The O/U is set at 214.
The Lakers are covering the spread 62.5% of the time, having gone 15-9-0 ATS. Orlando is covering 45.5% of the time, going 10-12-1 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/9/2019 Rajon Rondo PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
12/9/2019 Avery Bradley PG Lower Leg Game Time Decision
8/15/2019 DeMarcus Cousins C Knee Expected to be out until at least May 15
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/1/2019 Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Feb 1
11/21/2019 Nikola Vucevic C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
LeBron James averages 25.9 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest. He averages 10.8 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 27.7 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Jonathan Isaac averages 12.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Evan Fournier averages 20.0 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league. Los Angeles averages 114.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 26.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 15th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic surrender 103.0 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest, and 9th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game. Orlando is 28th in the league with 103.0 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 22.4. The Magic are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Lakers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 103.2, and their offensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 4th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Orlando is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Magic are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 105.1, and their offensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 10th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 28th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -5.5
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