Lakers vs. Magic - 3/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (27-35) at Los Angeles Lakers (13-51)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 211 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, TWC SN
The Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers square off Tuesday night at the Staples Center.
The Orlando Magic could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 102.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 17.8 points and nine rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 14.7 points and 3.9 assists. Evan Fournier is dishing 2.7 assists and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.
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The Los Angeles Lakers have not won back-to-back games since February 2-4. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 97.7 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.7 points and 4.1 rebounds while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.7 points and 2.6 assists. D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.5 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 10 of their last 14 home games.
The Magic are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and 8-21-1 ATS in their last 30 vs. NBA Pacific. The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Magic are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Lakers aren't nearly as good as they looked against Golden State, and they're simply in a letdown spot here after the massive upset. While the Magic have fallen of a cliff, they still have enough young talent to beat the Lakers. Orlando should be able to cover this reasonable number.