Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Lakers vs Orlando Magic 3/19/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Lakers vs Orlando Magic 3/19/23
Sun 19th March 2023

The Orlando Magic (29-42, 13-23 Away) are on the road to face the Los Angeles Lakers (34-37, 18-17 Home) Sunday at Arena. Orlando is playing the second of a back-to-back after beating the Los Angeles Clippers 113-108 at Arena yesterday. Markelle Fultz had a standout performance with 28 points and six rebounds. The Magic are the 13th seed in the Eastern Conference.

Los Angeles dropped a close one on Friday at Arena, falling to the Dallas Mavericks 111-110. Anthony Davis had 26 points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort to lead the team. The Lakers are the 10th seed in the Western Conference.

It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams. Los Angeles will be seeking a season sweep against Orlando after earning the win in the only prior game 129-110 at Amway Center in December 2022, their fifth straight head-to-head victory.

LeBron James led the Lakers with 28 points, while Thomas Bryant contributed 21 points and 10 rebounds. Fultz had 16 points in the loss.

The Magic have been led this season by Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner, who are averaging 20.0 and 18.7 points per game, respectively. Banchero also has grabbed 6.6 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Fultz is dishing 5.6 assists per game.

Russell Westbrook (15.9 ppg) has powered the Lakers’ offense. Westbrook has also posted 7.5 assists, ninth-most in the league, and 6.2 rebounds per game. The Magic are 3-7 in their last 10 visits to Arena.

Meanwhile, the Magic are 1-10 when playing the second of a back-to-back this season and 1-5 in such games against opponents with at least a day of rest. The Lakers are 5-5 with a rest advantage.

Orlando is 4-6 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -2.8 (116.7-119.5). Los Angeles has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 113.2 points per game on average while holding opponents to 111.3 (+1.9 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Markelle Fultz: 32.0 | 23.8 | +8.2
Bol Bol: 8.0 | 15.9 | -7.9
Points per game:
Markelle Fultz: 20.6 | 14.1 | +6.5
Rebounds per game:
Bol Bol: 4.0 | 5.8 | -1.8
Assists per game:
Cole Anthony: 2.4 | 3.9 | -1.5


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Austin Reaves: 24.8 | 17.3 | +7.5
Lonnie Walker IV: 2.0 | 15.5 | -13.5
Points per game:
Lonnie Walker IV: 2.0 | 12.2 | -10.2
Rebounds per game:
Rui Hachimura: 1.8 | 4.4 | -2.6
Assists per game:
Dennis Schroder: 3.2 | 4.6 | -1.4

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