Magic vs. Lakers odds, line: 2021 NBA picks, March 28 predictions from proven computer model

The Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Orlando Magic at 10 p.m. ET on Sunday at the Staples Center. Los Angeles is 29-17 overall and 15-10 at home, while Orlando is 15-30 overall and 5-15 on the road. The Lakers limp into Sunday’s contest having lost four of their last five games. The Magic, meanwhile, are 2-12 in their last 14 outings. 

Los Angeles is favored by 6.5-points in the latest Lakers vs. Magic odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 208.5. Before entering any Magic vs. Lakers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it has returned more than $9,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past two-plus seasons. The model is up almost $1,200 on its top-rated picks this season, and dating back to last year, it enters Week 14 of the 2020-21 NBA schedule on a stunning 91-53 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Lakers vs. Magic. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Lakers vs. Magic:

Lakers vs. Magic spread: Lakers -6.5Lakers vs. Magic over-under: 208.5 pointsLakers vs. Magic money line: Los Angeles -270, Orlando +230

Featured Game | Los Angeles Lakers vs. Orlando Magic

What you need to know about the Lakers

The Lakers didn’t have too much trouble with the Cleveland Cavaliers at home on Friday as they won 100-86. Montrezl Harrell was the offensive standout of the contest for Los Angeles, posting a double-double with 24 points and 10 boards. For the season, Harrell is averaging 15.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. 

Harrell will have to continue to be Los Angeles’ offensive standout with both LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (calf) out of the lineup. Los Angeles is averaging 111 points per game this season, which ranks 21st in the NBA. The Lakers feature a suffocating defense, giving up just 106.3 points per game, the second-best mark in the league. 

What you need to know about the Magic

Meanwhile, Orlando came up short against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, falling 112-105. Guard Michael Carter-Williams had a pretty forgettable game, picking up four fouls and turning the ball over four times en route to a 4-for-13, 11-point finish. Orlando has struggled offensively all season, averaging just 104.6 points per game, which ranks 29th in the NBA. 

Despite losing 10 of their last 12 games, the Magic are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven contests. In addition, Orlando is 5-1 against the spread in its last six meetings against the Lakers. However, the Magic have lost six straight games on the road. 

How to make Lakers vs. Magic picks

The model has simulated Lakers vs. Magic 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in nearly 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Magic vs. Lakers? And which side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Lakers vs. Magic spread to jump on Sunday, all from the model that is on an incredible 91-53 roll.

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