Magic vs. Lakers Prediction & Odds
The number thirteen seed Orlando Magic travel to L.A. to take on the #11-seed Lakers on Sunday night at 9:30 PM ET. Can the Lakers cover the 6-point spread as home favorites?
The Orlando Magic are 29-42 on the season. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Magic are 38-32-1 ATS on the year.
The Los Angeles Lakers are 34-37 on the season. They’re 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Lakers are 34-36-1 ATS on the year.
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
557 Orlando Magic (+6) at 558 Los Angeles Lakers (-6); O/U 230
9:30 PM ET, Sunday, March 19, 2023
Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
Magic vs. Lakers Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 52% of public bettors are currently backing the Lakers -6 in this contest. Note that these numbers are subject to change, so be sure to check the link to receive the most up-to-date public betting data.
Orlando Magic DFS Spin
Orlando shooting guard Jalen Suggs will miss Sunday’s game with a concussion. Suggs is seventh on the Magic in scoring with 9.7 points per game in 23.7 minutes per contest this season.
Magic small forward Franz Wagner is having a quiet breakout year. The former #8 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft is averaging 18.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.7 made three-pointers for Orlando on the campaign. He’s shooting well both from the field (48.7%) and the three-point line (37.1%) and could be helpful in DFS on Sunday.
Magic point guard Markelle Fultz has seemingly rejuvenated his career with a good stat line in 2022-2023. The Washington alum is averaging 13.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 1.5 steals per game while shooting a terrific 50.9% from the field this season. He’d be a nice DFS sleeper at point guard this weekend.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
Lakers superstar forward LeBron James will miss Sunday’s game with a right foot tendon injury. James has been out since February 26th and will likely miss at least another week. James is L.A.’s leading scorer with 29.5 points per game.
Lakers power forward Anthony Davis is listed as probable for Sunday’s game with a right foot stress injury. He’s been a dynamic player when available this season. To wit, Davis is posting 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds, 1 steal, and 2 blocks per game this season. He’s shooting 57% from the field 38.5% from three, and 76.9% from the line this month and should see a healthy number of shots against the Magic on Sunday.
Magic vs. Lakers NBA Betting Trends
Orlando is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games.
Orlando is 17-7 ATS in their last 24 road games.
Orlando is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Lakers in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 day of rest.
Magic vs. Lakers NBA Prediction
The Magic are a good team against the spread on the road. Orlando is 14-5 ATS in their last 19 road games against a team with a winning home record. The Magic are also 19-13-1 ATS as a road underdog this season, a mark that ranks seventh-best in the NBA. And finally, the Magic have the fourth-best record against the spread as an underdog this year, as they are 35-23-1, which translates to a cover rate of over 60%. For those reasons, I like Orlando to keep this game close in L.A. on Sunday night.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: ORLANDO MAGIC +6