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Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/27/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Los Angeles Lakers (13-20) vs. Orlando Magic (13-21)
December 27, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Orlando Magic -5; Over/Under: +232
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Amway Center. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 4 straight games. The Orlando Magic have won 8 of their last 9 games.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 115.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 118 points on 47.2 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 27.8 points and 8.1 rebounds, while Lonnie Walker IV is averaging 15.3 points and 2.4 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Reaves is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.

The Orlando Magic are averaging 110.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 21.7 points and 4 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 19.8 points and 4 rebounds. Wendall Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Cole Anthony is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

The Lakers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Magic are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Lakers last 4 overall. The over is 5-1 in Magic last 6 overall. The under is 23-8 in the last 31 meetings.

The Los Angeles Lakers are banged up, and they can’t finish games, and they’re losing their last 5 games by an average of 10.2 points. I don’t know what’s gotten into the Orlando Magic, but they’ve won 8 of their last 9 games, and that includes winning their last 5 games by an average of 7.2 points. It’s weird seeing the Magic lay this many points, but it’s a sign of how bad things are in Laker Land right now. Give me the Magic.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Orlando Magic -5

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