Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Lakers ATS Prediction 01/15/20

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It will be a matchup between two stifling defenses when the Los Angeles Lakers (33-7) take on the Orlando Magic (19-21) at Staples Center. The game begins at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Lakers ATS Odds

Both teams covered as favorites in their last contest. The Lakers (14-point favorites) defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 128-99, while the Magic (1-point favorites) beat the Sacramento Kings 114-112. Both games finished over their projected point totals. The Los Angeles game went 5 points over the projected point total of 222, while the Orlando game went 14 points over the projected point total of 212.

Orlando dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.272 (above their season average of 0.197) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.1 (above their season average of 22.0). For those same stats, Sacramento was 0.114 and 12.8, respectively. Meanwhile, Los Angeles played a perfect game. They had an extraordinarily low turnover percentage of 8.2 (better than their season average of 12.7) and a free throw rate of 0.239 (above their season average of 0.194). For those same stats, Cleveland was 16.6 and 0.188, respectively. Dwight Howard played well for Los Angeles, finishing with 21 points and 15 rebounds. Orlando, meanwhile, was lifted by Nikola Vucevic, who had 26 points and 15 rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, LeBron James led the Lakers to a 96-87 win. He recorded a triple-double with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. The two teams combined to put up 183 points, which was well under the projected point total of 210.5, and Los Angeles covered as an 8.5-point favorite. The Lakers’ offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest advantage over the Magic. Los Angeles had a rate of 26.7, while Orlando posted a mark of 17.8.

Of the Magic’s 40 games, 22 have finished under the O/U total. Orlando heads into the contest with records of 19-21 straight up (SU) and 19-17-4 against the spread (ATS).

Similarly to Orlando, games including the Lakers also tend to go under the total (55.0 percent). Further, Los Angeles owns records of 33-7 SU and 22-17-1 ATS.

This matchup pits one of the NBA’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses. Los Angeles ranks fourth in offensive efficiency and Orlando ranks fifth in defensive efficiency.

Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Lakers Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Magic, ATS Winner – Magic, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Lakers rank first in blocks per game (7.3) while the Magic rank eighth in blocks allowed per game (4.4).
  • Los Angeles ranks second in points in the paint per game (53.9) while Orlando ranks 28th (44.4).
  • The Lakers rank fifth in second chance points per game (14.6) while the Magic rank 22nd (12.4).
  • Orlando averages 8.7 steals per game, which ranks third in the NBA. Los Angeles ranks 19th in steals allowed per game (8.0).
  • Orlando ranks first in points off turnovers allowed per game (14.1) while Los Angeles ranks 10th (16.1).
  • The Lakers rank second in fast break points per game (18.1) while the Magic rank 21st (12.0).
  • The Lakers rank third in rebounds allowed per game (42.0) while the Magic rank 19th (46.3).
  • Los Angeles ranks fifth in assists per game (25.9) while Orlando ranks 24th (22.4).
  • Orlando is 11-4 when they allow below 100 points, while Los Angeles is 14-0.
  • The Lakers are 29-7 when they reach the century mark, while the Magic are 15-9.
  • Orlando is 10-7-2 ATS on the road, while Los Angeles is 11-8-1 ATS at home.
  • The Magic have 11 overs and 8 unders in 19 road games.
  • The Lakers have 12 unders and 8 overs in 20 home games.

Bettings Trends:

  • In their last five games, Orlando and Los Angeles are both 4-1 ATS.
  • The Magic have 4 unders and 1 over over their last five games, while the Lakers have 3 overs and 2 unders
  • The Magic’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.2, up from 0.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Lakers have scored an average of 121.0 points per game (7.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 101.8 points per game (3.3 below their season average).