The Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic will both be gunning for a victory on Tuesday when they meet at Amway Arena in the third game of the NBA Finals.
Oddsmakers currently have the Magic listed as 4-point favorites versus the Lakers, while the game’s total is sitting at 198½.
The Lakers defeated Orlando 101-96 in overtime as a 6.5-point favorite in Game 2 on Sunday. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (202).
Kobe Bryant scored 29 points and added with eight assists for the Lakers, while Pau Gasol chipped in with 24 points and 10 rebounds in the win.
Rashard Lewis scored a game-high 34 points to go along with 11 rebounds and seven assists for Orlando and Hedo Turkoglu netted 22 points.
Los Angeles: 65-17 SU, 42-39-1 ATS
Orlando: 59-23 SU, 49-32-1 ATS
Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Orlando are 3-7
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Orlando most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the LA Lakers last 12 games
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
LA Lakers are 18-5 SU in their last 23 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando’s last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
Orlando is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Orlando is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Orlando is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
LA Lakers at Orlando, Thursday, June 11
Orlando home to LA Lakers, Thursday, June 11