Magic vs Lakers Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Tuesday, December 27, 2022

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The Orlando Magic (13-21) are 3.5-point favorites against the Los Angeles Lakers (13-20) on December 27, 2022 at Amway Center. The Magic are red-hot, having won two in a row while going 8-2 in their past 10 games. The over/under is set at 236.5 points for the matchup.

How to bet Magic vs. Lakers

Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Magic as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Magic have -159 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +136 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 236.5 points.

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Magic vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, December 27, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSF
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Arena: Amway Center

Magic vs. Lakers Betting Trends

In the Magic’s 34 games this year, they have 19 wins against the spread. Orlando has been chosen as the favorite in five games this year and has walked away with the win two times (40%) in those games. Magic games this year have hit the over on 18 of 33 set point totals.

The Lakers have played 33 games, with 12 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has won 30.4% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (7-16). Lakers games this season have hit the over on 20 of 33 set point totals (60.6%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Magic

Magic Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Paolo Banchero 27 21.7 6.9 4.0 0.9 0.6 1.3
Franz Wagner 34 19.8 4.0 3.4 0.8 0.3 1.5
Wendell Carter Jr. 16 16.1 8.8 3.2 0.6 0.5 1.1
Cole Anthony 17 13.5 4.6 4.4 0.8 0.3 1.5
Moritz Wagner 16 12.8 6.9 2.1 0.9 0.3 0.9

Lakers

Lakers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 25 27.8 8.1 6.6 1.1 0.6 2.1
Lonnie Walker IV 30 15.3 2.4 1.4 0.8 0.4 2.1
Russell Westbrook 30 14.6 6.1 7.5 1.0 0.5 1.1
Austin Reaves 31 11.3 3.0 2.0 0.5 0.5 1.3
Dennis Schroder 19 10.5 2.2 3.8 0.4 0.0 1.0
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Magic vs. Lakers Injury Report

Lakers: Dennis Schroder: Probable (Foot), LeBron James: Probable (Ankle), Anthony Davis: Out (Foot), Juan Toscano-Anderson: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Orlando Magic

Orlando is averaging just 110.3 points per game (fourth-worst in NBA), but it has played more consistently at the other end, where it is giving up 113.1 points per game (15th-ranked). The Magic are putting up 114.1 points per game at home. When playing on the road, they are averaging 106.0 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Magic have been scoring 116.3 points per game, an average that’s slightly higher than the 110.3 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Orlando is making 10.9 threes per game (25th-ranked in NBA) this year, while sporting a 34.8% three-point percentage (17th-ranked). Of the shots attempted by the Magic in 2022-23, 63.1% of them have been two-pointers (72.6% of the team’s made baskets) and 36.9% have been three-pointers (27.4%).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

In 2022-23, Los Angeles is seventh in the league on offense (115.7 points scored per game) and fourth-worst defensively (118.0 points conceded). The Lakers are putting up more points at home (117.2 per game) than away (114.3). The Lakers are scoring 119.1 points per game over their previous 10 games, which is 3.4 more than their average for the season (115.7).

In 2022-23 Los Angeles is worst in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.2 per game) and fifth-worst in 3-point percentage (33.5%). In 2022-23, the Lakers have attempted 66% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 34% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 76.1% of the Lakers’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 23.9% have been 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this contest is the Magic, and we expect that Lakers will cover the spread (Magic -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 236.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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