Magic vs Lakers 1/15/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -12
Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers (33-7, 1st in the Pacific Division) play the Orlando Magic (19-21, 2nd in the Southeast Division) at Staples Center on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Orlando opens this contest as 12 point underdogs. The total opens at 218.
The Magic cover the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 19-19-2 ATS. Los Angeles is covering the spread 56.4% of the time, going 22-17-1 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
01/13/20 PG D.J. Augustin Knee is upgraded to probable Monday vs Sacramento
01/13/20 PF Aaron Gordon Calf is upgraded to probable Monday vs Sacramento
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out for season
01/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
10/19/19 C DeMarcus Cousins Knee is out for season
01/13/20 PF Anthony Davis Tailbone is questionable Wednesday vs Orlando
01/13/20 PG Rajon Rondo Finger is questionable Wednesday vs Orlando
Aaron Gordon averages 13.2 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%. Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
LeBron James averages 25.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 10.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Anthony Davis averages 27.1 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.4 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. Orlando averages 103.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 18th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 105.1 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 22.7 assists allowed per contest, and 3rd with 42.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game. Los Angeles is 7th in the league with 113.9 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 8.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.7 boards per game and 5th in assists per contest with 25.9. The Lakers are 17th in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Magic are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 105.5, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 5th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 29th. 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 22nd in the NBA. Orlando is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league. The Lakers are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.2, and their defensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -12
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