Bet Jamaica NBA Preview — Los Angeles Lakers vs. Orlando Magic

by Dirty on March 7, 2010

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Amway Arena.

Oddsmakers currently have the Magic listed as 2½-point favorites versus the Lakers, while the game’s total is sitting at 195.

The Lakers were upset 98-83 by the Bobcats last time out, as 4-point favorites. The teams played UNDER the posted total of 189.

Kobe Bryant had 26 points and five rebounds in a losing effort for the Lakers.

Six players reached double figures as the Magic defeated the Nets 97-87 on Friday. The Magic failed to cover the 10.5-point spread, while the teams played UNDER the posted total of 196.5.

Dwight Howard tossed in 11 points and hauled down 16 rebounds for a double-double for Magic. Matt Barnes added 16 points and Jameer Nelson had 15 points in the win.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has lost 2 straight games.
Orlando has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 46-17 SU, 26-35-2 ATS
Orlando: 43-20 SU, 32-28-3 ATS

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

Orlando most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 7 games when playing Orlando
LA Lakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Orlando
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Lakers last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando’s last 8 games
Orlando is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando’s last 7 games when playing LA Lakers
Orlando is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Toronto, Tuesday, March 9
Orlando home to LA Clippers, Tuesday, March 9

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