Orlando Magic (9-10) at Los Angeles Lakers (11-7)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 3:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -8 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Orlando Magic look for a big road win here to get back to a .500 record. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.8 points and 11.1 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 16.9 points and 7.7 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last six road games.
The Los Angeles Lakers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 114.8 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 45.2 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 28.6 points and 6.9 assists while Kyle Kuzma is averaging 16.2 points and 4.8 rebounds. Brandon Ingram is the third double-digit scorer and JaVale McGee is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won four straight home games.
The Magic are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast. The Magic are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 9-2 in Lakers last 11 overall. The under is 12-5 in Magic last 17 road games.
The Orlando Magic have been kind to us in the past as big underdogs, but they've also lost big when they've lost this season, and they're shooting under 44 percent from the field on the road. The Los Angeles Lakers are starting to hit their stride and are outscoring teams by nearly five points in their last five games. The home team has also won each of the last 10 games between the Magic and Lakers. I'll lay the chalk in this contest.