Magic vs Lakers Prediction - NBA Picks 10/30/23
Los Angeles Lakers (1-2) vs Orlando Magic (2-0)
Game Info: Monday, October 30, 2023 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -4 -- Over/Under: 223 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers meet Monday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Orlando Magic Betting Preview
The Orlando Magic look for another win to remain undefeated on the season. The Orlando Magic look for their first 3-0 start since the 2020-21 season. The Orlando Magic are averaging 109 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 91.5 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Franz Wagner is averaging 21 points and 2.5 assists, while Cole Anthony is averaging 19 points and 6 rebounds. Paolo Banchero is the third double-digit scorer and Moritz Wagner is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 29 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51 rebounds per game.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The Lakers have won their only home game this season. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 25.7 points and 12 rebounds, while LeBron James is averaging 23 points and 10.3 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Taurean Prince is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 29.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers should be favored for obvious reasons, as they're the better team and at home. The Lakers have also won 6 straight meetings against the Magic. With that said, the Magic are playing well through 2 games, especially on the defensive side. The Lakers are also on the end of a back to back with a game that included overtime. AD played 42 minutes, LeBron played 39 minutes and Russell played 41 minutes. This is an older team and a quick turnaround. The younger Magic have to view this as an opportunity. Give me the road dog.