Los Angeles Lakers vs. Orlando Magic - 1/15/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Orlando Magic (19-21) at Los Angeles Lakers (33-7)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -9.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Orlando Magic look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 103.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 19 points and 2.6 rebounds while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 18.5 points and 11.3 rebounds. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for another win to build on their nine-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 113.5 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 27.1 points and 9.4 rebounds while LeBron James is averaging 25.4 points and 10.7 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won six straight home games.
The Magic are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lakers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Magic last 6 overall. The under is 40-18-1 in Lakers last 59 home games. The Magic are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 14-2 in the last 16 meetings in Los Angeles and 21-5 in the last 26 meetings.
The Orlando Magic have been profitable on the road lately ATS and are a sneaky decent team that may not win games but compete. With that said, the Los Angeles Lakers have been a freight train as of late with nine straight victories, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 19.2 points while shooting 50.9 percent from the field. I'm not sure I'm running to the window to step in front of the Lakers in their current form. I'll lay the chalk.