Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/15/2020 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/15/2020 – The Los Angeles Lakers will look to extending their current winning streak to 10 games on Wednesday, hosting the Orlando Magic at Staples Center. As expected, the Lakers open as the heavy NBA betting favorite against the Magic – the team the purple-and-gold defeated, 96-87, in their first meeting last December 11.
Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/15/2020
Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/15/2020 Betting Odds
Orlando Magic Betting
The Magic salvaged their third win in four games after edging the Sacramento Kings, 114-112, last January 13. Evan Fournier scored 25 points, while Nikola Vucevic racked up 25 points and 15 boards. Orlando shot only 43 percent on the floor that night but the breaks of the game helped them fend off the pesky Kings.
Players to Watch: Evan Fournier (19.2 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 3.2 APG)
Nikola Vucevic (18.8 PPG, 11.4 RPG, 3.3 APG)
Aaron Gordon (13.2 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 2.7 APG
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
No Anthony Davis? Still no problem for the Los Angeles Lakers captured two excellent wins against the Dallas Mavericks and the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James recorded 35 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists in a 129-114 win over the Mavs, while Dwight Howard turned back the hands of time and delivered 21 points and 15 rebounds in Monday’s 128-99 win.
Players to Watch: Anthony Davis (27.1 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 3.2 APG)
LeBron James (25.4 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 10.7 APG)
Kyle Kuzma (13.2 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 0.8 APG)
Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/15/2020 Betting Numbers
Orlando are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
D.J. Augustin PG Knee is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo PG Finger is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Orlando
Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks
The Lakers haven’t dropped a game since the Christmas Day loss to the Clippers, 106-111. Legal betting sites initially put the Lakers at 9.5 points across the spread with the assumption that Davis will still sit out for this game. On the other hand, if he does suit it up, then expect the spread margin to grow wider in favor of the Lakers.
Moneyline: The Lakers are solid pick to win straight up here, with or without Davis. Los Angeles simply has the depth and a superstar named LeBron James to secure an easy win against a borderline playoff contender like the Magic.
ATS: The Lakers are my pick to cover the 9.5-point spread. Los Angeles defeated Orlando by just 9 points in the first meeting. However, the Magic had Augustin and Isaac in that game.
TOTALs: The total score went UNDER in five of the Magic’s last six games. While the Lakers don’t lack the firepower to score more than 120 points in one game, Orlando is a team that likes to slow down the pace of the game. I pick UNDER.
Score Prediction: 115 – 94 Lakers