Magic vs Lakers Prediction - NBA Picks 3/19/23

Los Angeles Lakers (34-37) vs Orlando Magic (29-42)

Game Info: Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 9:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -6 -- Over/Under: 231 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers meet Sunday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Orlando Magic are averaging 111.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 20.1 points and 3.6 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 18.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markelle Fultz is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 116.5 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 46.9 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.5 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 26.1 points and 12.5 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Dennis Schroder is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.

The Magic are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 6-0 in Magic last 6 overall. The under is 9-3-1 in Lakers last 13 overall. The Magic are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Los Angeles Lakers are at home, playing well, and need to win games like this to close in on a playoff spot. The Lakers should be favored and probably should win comfortably. However, this line is a little thick for a Lakers squad that's been hit or miss, and the Magic have had a lot of success covering numbers on the road. Also, the Magic lose as underdogs by an average of 2.4 points. This could be a close one late. Give me the Magic and the points.

Randy’s Pick Orlando Magic +6

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