Los Angeles Lakers vs. Orlando Magic Prediction, NBA Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Jan 21, 2022

The Lakers look to overcome both a three-game losing streak on the road, and some dressing room drama, when they open a six-game road trip against the sinking Magic on Friday.

L.A. Lakers
33-49
AT
January 21, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
Amway Center
Orlando
22-60
Pointspread -5 -110
Moneyline -205
Over / Under o +217.5

84%

Betting Action

16%

Pointspread +5 -110
Moneyline +170
Over / Under u +217.5

84%

Betting Action

16%

The Lakers are coming off a stunning 111-104 loss to Indiana to fall to 1-4 straight up over their past five contests. The Magic return home after being outclassed in a 123-110 defeat in Philadelphia on Wednesday, and have now lost 13 of 14 contests.

The Lakers opened as 5.5-point favourites, but have since dipped to -5 despite enjoying support from 83% of sports bettors. The Magic sit as a lengthy +173 moneyline bet to snap an eight-game home losing streak. With the UNDER attracting 67% of the betting action, the total has tumbled to 219 after opening at 221.5.

Lakers vs. Magic NBA Betting Odds

Friday night’s matchup at Amway Center marks the second and final scheduled meeting of the season between these clubs. The Lakers tallied a 106-94 victory when the Magic visited on December 12, lifting them to 4-1 straight up in five meetings. Los Angeles has also posted consecutive road wins over the Magic. But the Lakers have covered just once in five trips to Orlando, and in just three of 11 overall head-to-head dates with the Magic. The total has topped 220 just twice in the past eight clashes between these teams, and has failed to top 200 in three of five, extending a steady 12-4 run for the UNDER.

Overall, the Lakers have covered just once during a 1-4 swoon. They have also won outright in just four of eight as road chalk, while covering just twice during that stretch. The Magic have comfortably settled into their position at the bottom of the NBA standings with a dismal 8-38 record that features just two home wins. Orlando has also covered just once during an epic 10-game slide while pegged as home underdogs by six or fewer points.

Los Angeles Lakers

For the second time in four games, the Lakers blew a halftime lead in Wednesday’s loss to the Pacers. The drama swirling around the faltering squad has been amplified by Russell Westbrook’s fourth-quarter benching on Wednesday after shooting just 6-of-17 from the field. Westbrook has been expected to fill the void left by Anthony Davis, who has been sidelined by a knee injury during LA’s current 6-9 run. That has forced LeBron James to carry the load. James tallied his ninth double-double of the season with 30 points and 12 rebounds versus Indiana, and has been LA’s top scorer in 18 of the team’s past 19 outings.

Orlando Magic

The Magic reached 110 points for just the second time in nine outings in Wednesday’s loss to the 76ers, and have been outscored by an average margin of 13 points while losing their past three. Big man Mo Bamba provided the silver lining with a career-high 32-point performance in Philadelphia. However, it has been rookie forward Franz Wagner producing the most consistent numbers on home hardwood, averaging 21.4 points over his past seven at Amway Center.

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