Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, NBA Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Dec 12, 2021

The Los Angeles Lakers have struggled to gain momentum this year and remain just one game above .500 for the season.

Orlando
22-60
AT
December 12, 2021, 9:30 PM ET
Staples Center
L.A. Lakers
33-49
Pointspread +10 -105
Moneyline +380
Over / Under o +221

24%

Betting Action

76%

Pointspread -10 -115
Moneyline -490
Over / Under u +221

24%

Betting Action

76%

The Orlando Magic have dropped four straight games, including a 106-104 decision against the Clippers on Saturday.  The L.A. Lakers have alternated wins and losses over their last four games and come into this contest off a 116-105 win in Oklahoma City on Friday.

The Lakers are 10.5-point favourites to win on the NBA odds, with a total of 220.5.

Magic vs. Lakers NBA Betting Odds

L.A. has won three of the last four meetings between these teams, including sweeping the season series last year.  A little over 60 per cent of Sports Interaction bettors are taking the Lakers to cover in this one, while over 80 per cent of action is taking the Under.

It’s no secret Orlando has been terrible this year as they come into this game with the NBA’s second-worst record.  They’ve dropped nine straight road games and 11 of their last 12 overall.  The Magic are just 12-15 against the spread this season, but they’ve managed to go 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight games against the Lakers.  The total has gone Over in four of Orlando’s last five games.

The Lakers just can’t seem to gain any momentum one way or the other this year.  They’re 14-13 overall, including 9-7 at home.  L.A. has been a terrible cover option, going 10-17 ATS and failing to cover in 11 of 16 home games.  The total has gone Under in four of the Lakers’ last five games.

Orlando Magic

It came down to the wire, but the Magic couldn’t get it done in their two-point loss to the Clippers on Saturday.  Former Toronto Raptor Terrance Ross had a chance to win it for Orlando, but missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.  Ross had 22 points off the bench and made all 13 of his free-throw attempts.  Cole Anthony led the team with 23 points and six rebounds, hitting five 3-pointers.  Anthony averages team-highs in points per game (20.4) and assists (5.7).  German rookie Franz Wagner finished with 20 points.  It was Wagner’s fourth 20+ point game of the season.  Wagner averages 14.1 ppg and a team-high 1.1 steals.  Wendell Carter Jr. had a game-high 14 rebounds and reached 1,000 career defensive rebounds in the game.  Carter averages 13 ppg and a team-high 10 rebounds.

Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers beat the Thunder for the first time in three games this season, thanks to the efforts of LeBron James, who missed the previous two OKC games.  James put up 33 points on 13-of-20 shooting and also added five rebounds and six assists.  He’s averaging a team-high 26 ppg and 1.9 steals.  With Anthony Davis out of the lineup, Avery Bradley stepped up, making six of eight 3-pointers and finishing with a season-high 22 points.  Davis, who averages 24 points per game, with team-highs in rebounds (10.2) and blocks (2.2), missed Friday’s game with knee soreness.  He’s considered day-to-day and will be a game-time decision on Sunday.

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