Los Angeles Lakers (19-30) at Orlando Magic (14-35)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +2.5 -- Over/Under: 217 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for another victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 106.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 16.3 points and 5.9 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 15.7 points and 3.4 assists. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Julius Randle is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost six of their last eight road games.
The Orlando Magic could use a win here after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Aaron Gordon is averaging 18.4 points and 8.3 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 18.2 points and 2.9 assists. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathon Simmons is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost eight of their last 10 home games.
The Lakers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Magic are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 19-40-1 ATS in their last 60 home games. The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Orlando, 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the favorite is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Los Angeles Lakers are all of a sudden stringing wins together and the confience is growing with this young team. The Orlando Magic have been god awful for about two months now and there's a good chance they're going to be without aron Gordon for this contest. Can't pick the Magic here, even if they're at home. I'll lay the bucket with the Lakers on the road based on their current form.