Through 1 Quarter
The Orlando Magic came in underdogs but currently have the Los Angeles Lakers on Upset Alert. It's anybody's game after one quarter, but Orlando is ahead 23-22.
The Magic haven't had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to six points or fewer. Los Angeles has been relying on the performance of center Montrezl Harrell, who has eight points along with two rebounds.
Orlando @ Los Angeles
Current Records: Orlando 15-30; Los Angeles 29-17
What to Know
After a three-game homestand, the Orlando Magic will be on the road. They will take on the Los Angeles Lakers at 10 p.m. ET on Sunday at Staples Center. Los Angeles will be strutting in after a win while the Magic will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Orlando came up short against the Portland Trail Blazers this past Friday, falling 112-105. Point guard Michael Carter-Williams wasn't much of a difference maker for Orlando; Carter-Williams picked up four fouls and turned the ball over four times en route to a 4-for-13, 11-point finish.
Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the contest between Los Angeles and the Cleveland Cavaliers this past Friday was still a pretty decisive one as Los Angeles wrapped it up with a 100-86 victory at home. Los Angeles' center Montrezl Harrell was one of the most active players for the squad, posting a double-double on 24 points and ten rebounds.
The Magic are expected to lose this next one by 7. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
Orlando's loss took them down to 15-30 while Los Angeles' victory pulled them up to 29-17. If the Lakers want to win, they will need to focus on stopping Orlando's center Khem Birch, who dropped a double-double on 15 boards and 14 points, and power forward Chuma Okeke, who had 22 points along with six boards. We'll see whether or not they are up to the challenge.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: Staples Center -- Los Angeles, California
- TV: Fox SportsNet Florida
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Lakers are a solid 7-point favorite against the Magic, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 7-point spread, and stayed right there.
Orlando have won six out of their last ten games against Los Angeles.
- Jan 15, 2020 - Orlando 119 vs. Los Angeles 118
- Dec 11, 2019 - Los Angeles 96 vs. Orlando 87
- Nov 25, 2018 - Orlando 108 vs. Los Angeles 104
- Nov 17, 2018 - Orlando 130 vs. Los Angeles 117
- Mar 07, 2018 - Los Angeles 108 vs. Orlando 107
- Jan 31, 2018 - Orlando 127 vs. Los Angeles 105
- Jan 08, 2017 - Los Angeles 111 vs. Orlando 95
- Dec 23, 2016 - Orlando 109 vs. Los Angeles 90
- Mar 08, 2016 - Los Angeles 107 vs. Orlando 98
- Nov 11, 2015 - Orlando 101 vs. Los Angeles 99
Injury Report for Los Angeles
- Anthony Davis: Out (Calf)
- LeBron James: Out (Ankle)
- Jared Dudley: Out (Knee)
Injury Report for Orlando
- Terrence Ross: Out (Knee)
- Gary Harris: Out (Thigh)
- Cole Anthony: Out (Ribs)
- Jonathan Isaac: Out for the Season (Knee)
- Markelle Fultz: Out for the Season (Knee)