Los Angeles Lakers vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 11/4/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Orlando Magic
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Amway Center is where the Orlando Magic (3-2) will attempt to beat the Los Angeles Lakers (3-2) on Saturday.
The Lakers faced the Clippers and went home with a win by a final score of 130-125 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Lakers ended up finishing with 24 and the Clippers recorded 31 personal fouls. They knocked down 14 of 34 tries from beyond the perimeter. Los Angeles finished the contest at 63.0% at the charity stripe by burying 17 of 27 shots. Additionally, Los Angeles grabbed 46 boards (12 offensive, 34 defensive) and got 9 rejections. Los Angeles recorded 22 dimes and had 12 steals in the matchup. In regard to defense, Los Angeles allowed 47.5% from the floor on 47 out of 99 shooting. They also distributed 28 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and getting 10 steals. Regarding rebounding, they collected 51 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Lakers converted 27 of 36 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. Los Angeles wrapped up the contest having earned a 51.1% FG percentage (46 of 90) and buried 11 out of their 32 3-pointers.
LeBron James is someone who was a major contributor in this matchup. He ended up with 35 points on 13 of 19 shooting. He played 42 mins played and also pulled down 12 boards. James finished the contest at 68.4% from the field and dished out 7 dimes.
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Los Angeles comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 3-2 for the year. They are averaging 114.0 points per contest (13th in basketball) while hitting 47.2% from the floor. The Lakers are hitting 30.2% on shots from distance (49 of 162) and 76.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling in 46.0 boards per game and has earned 130 assists for the season, which ranks 8th in the league in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 14.0 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 20.8 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Lakers are forcing 14.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 23.4 personal fouls. They rank 20th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 125 surrendered for the campaign. The Lakers defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 46.0% (216 of 470) and they surrender 45.6 boards per contest as a group. They are giving up 37.4% on 3-point shots and they rank 19th in the league in PPG allowed (114.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Magic went home victorious with a score of 115-113 against the Jazz. With respect to cleaning the glass, Orlando allowed Utah to grab 0 in all (13 offensive). They went 36.4% from three-point range by shooting 12 of 33 and finished the game at 19 out of 26 at the free throw line (73.1%). The Magic permitted the Jazz to knock down 41 of 89 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.1% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Magic shot 39 for 84 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.4%. In reference to shots from 3-point land, Orlando buried 10 out of 28 attempts (35.7%). They were able to bury 27 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. The Jazz committed 27 personal fouls for the contest which got the Magic to the charity stripe for 36 attempts. They turned the ball over 17 times, while earning 16 steals in this game. The Magic corralled 33 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 43 in this contest.
Wendell Carter Jr. was important for the Magic for the game. Carter racked up 14 points in his 29 mins of playing time and totaled 2 assists in the matchup. He converted 5 of 12 in the game for a field goal rate of 41.7%, and earned 10 rebounds.
Orlando has a mark of 3-2 for the year. As an offensive team, the Magic are connecting on 45.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 21st in the league. Orlando has accounted for 538 pts so far this year (107.6 per game) and they grab 45.8 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.8 times per game (19th in basketball) and they cough up possession 14.8 times per contest. The Magic commit 21.4 fouls every game and they hit 71.0% from the free throw line.
The Orlando defense gives up 35.0% on three-point shots (55 of 157) and their opponents are converting on 74.0% of their foul shots. They concede 23.6 assists and 42.0 rebounds per game, which ranks them 6th and 8th in basketball. The Magic on defense are ranked 5th in the league in PPG given up with 104.0. They are forcing their opponents into 17.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.8% from the floor (14th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Orlando
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