Magic vs. Lakers - 2/6/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (13-36) at Orlando Magic (15-37)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -4.5 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN, FSFL
The Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic meet Friday night at the Amway Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers continue to sink with losses in 11 of their last 12 games. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 993 points on 43.4 percent shooting and are allowing 106.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Nick Young is averaging 14.2 points and 2.3 rebounds while Carlos Boozer is averaging 12.6 points and seven rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 4.7 assists and Wesley Johnson is shooting 40.4 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Lakers continue to deal with injuries, which is hurting their offense that’s scored less than 100 points in five of their last seven games. The Lakers are shooting just 29.1 percent from deep in their last five games, and they’ve lost 10 straight games when scoring less than 100 points.
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The Orlando Magic are going through their worst stretch with 10 straight losses. On the season, the Magic are averaging 95.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 102.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.6 points and 11.3 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 17.1 points and 6.5 rebounds. Victor Oladipo is dishing 3.7 assists and Evan Fournier is shooting 43.3 percent from the field. The Orlando Magic are allowing teams to shoot 51.5 percent from the field and 44.8 percent from deep in their last five games. With those shooting percentages allowed, a victory for the Magic remains nowhere in sight. Aaron Gordon is questionable for this game with a foot injury.
The Lakers are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Magic are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
This is one of those games that's probably not worth putting action on. However, the Magic have been horrible on their home court all season long and just fired their head coach. Given the circumstances, I'd take the points with the Lakers if forced to pick.