Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Lakers - 3/28/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Lakers (29-17) vs Orlando Magic (15-30)
Game Info: Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 208 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Orlando Magic need a win here after losing 12 of their last 14 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Terrence Ross is averaging 16 points and 3.5 rebounds while Cole Anthony is averaging 11 points and 3.8 assists. Dwayne Bacon is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Carter-Williams is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.4 points and 7.9 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 22.5 points and three assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.
The Magic are 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Magic last 6 road games. The under is 5-1 in Lakers last 6 overall. The Magic are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Orlando Magic haven't been a good team this season overall, and you probably haven't seen them at their worst with Nikola Vucevic, Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier no longer in the mix. The Los Angeles Lakers aren't a team I'm thrilled to lay chalk with as long as LeBron and AD remain sidelined, but the Magic's roster is borderline G League status when you throw in the fact Terrence Ross and Cole Anthony are sidelined with injuries. The Magic are rough to say the least. It's the Lakers and the chalk or pass for me.