Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Lakers and Magic. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on BSF, and it’s hosted by the Magic at Amway Center in Orlando, FL. Get ready to place your bets! The Lakers are the favored team in this non-conference contest against the Magic. The game’s over/under currently sits at 219.5 points.
LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS ORLANDO MAGIC BETTING PICK
The Pick: Los Angeles Lakers -3.5
This game will be played at Amway Center at 7:00 ET on Saturday, November 4th.
WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 108-103 in favor of the Lakers.
- Our projections have LeBron James finishing with LeBron James points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.
- From the field, we have the Lakers finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.6% and knocking down 11 threes.
Is a Road Win Possible for Los Angeles?
With their current record at 3-2 after five games, the Lakers aim to stay above .500 in today’s game. The team currently holds the 5th position in the Western Conference and the 2nd position in the Pacific division.
So far this season, Los Angeles has an overall ATS record of 1-4. The Lakers have yet to cover the spread on the road and are 1-2 at home vs. the spread.
Los Angeles’ leading scorer is Anthony Davis, who is averaging 26 points per game for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. He has recorded 4 double doubles and has a field goal percentage of 53.3%. In addition, Davis has played in 5 games with an effective field goal percentage of 54.3%, a two-point field goal percentage of 54.1%, and a three-point field goal percentage of 42.9%. He is also averaging 3.2 assists and 13 rebounds per game.
This year, the Los Angeles Lakers’ offense has displayed impressive statistics in points per game, possessions per game, and free throw attempts per game. They are currently positioned 21st in the NBA for points per game, 15th in possessions per game, and 6th in free throw attempts per game. Moreover, their field goal percentage of 47.2% ranks 14th in the league, while their assists per game of 26.0 ranks 15th in the NBA.
Defensively, the Lakers rank 18th in the NBA with an average of 8.0 steals per game. They also rank 10th in the NBA by allowing an average of 20.8 free throw attempts per game, and 18th in the NBA by giving up 114.8 points per game.
Can the Magic Grab a Win at Home?
The Magic, currently standing at 3-2, look to maintain their record above .500 as they face the Lakers today. In away games this season, they have a 2-2 record, while they have a 1-0 record when playing at home.
So far this season, Orlando has an overall ATS record of 4-1. When favored, Orlando has a perfect 3-0 record against the spread, while as underdogs, they are 1-1.
Leading Orlando in scoring so far is Franz Wagner, averaging 3.4 assists, 18.6 points, and a 39.2% field goal percentage in the 2023-2024 season. From three-point range, he has shot 34.3%, and from two-point range, he has shot 43.2%, resulting in an effective field goal percentage of 46.8%. Wagner has not achieved a double-double or triple-double this season.
This year’s Orlando offense is centered around their field goal percentage, points per game, and free throw attempts per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, they are ranked 12th in the NBA (45.8%), 3rd in points allowed per game (104), and 9th in free throw attempts allowed per game (20.8).
Orlando’s defense comes into the game, having allowed an average of 104 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. They also rank 12th in the league in terms of field goal percentage allowed, with a rate of 45.8. Additionally, they have allowed an average of 5.2 blocked shots per game, placing them 16th in the NBA.