Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Lakers
The Orlando Magic’s four-game winning streak snapped by Milwaukee Bucks with a 110-101 score on Tuesday night. The Magic are in good shape for the last few weeks and have registered four wins out of their last five.
The club have been one of the best defensive teams in the NBA league so far, allowed just 103 points per game, but are third-worst team in scoring offense in the NBA league this season, scoring just 103 points per game. Meanwhile, Magic will play without their star-player Nikola Vucevic who suffered from his ankle injury, for the tenth straight game. In his absence, the likes of Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon, and Jonathan Isaac will need to step up this season.
The Lakers is coming off a fourth win in a row against Minnesota Timberwolves by a margin of 17-points. The club are in excellent form this season and have won 14 of their last 15 games to improve their record to 21-3.
The Lakers have eighth best offensive rating and the fifth best defensive rating, scored 114.5 points per game and allowed 104.6 points per game this season. Meanwhile, Avery Bradley will play the game against the Orlando Magic after missing the last 13 games with a hairline fracture. It’s also expected to watch the aggression on offense from both LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
Lakers are in excellent shape and are performing like the best team in the tournament. The team have already won 11 straight road games and we expect them to extend their winning streak on the road.
Lakers to win -6.5 @ 1.90 at Bet365
Indiana Pacers vs Bolton Celtics
Indiana Pacers suffered a loss to the L.A. Clippers, 110-99, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in their last game. Malcolm Brogdon led the Indiana Pacers with 20 points and Domantas Sabonis added 18 points. The Pacers are playing good basketball in recent weeks having won 8 of their last 10 games to improve to 15-9 and are currently sitting at 6th place in the Eastern Conference. Pacers are below average in scoring offense but have solid defense rating, scored 108..8 points per game while allowed 104.7 points per game.
Boston Celtics will be aiming to extend their win streak to five in the game against Indiana Pacers. The club enters into this game after defeating Cleveland Cavaliers 110-88. Kemba Walker led the Boston with 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting. Jaylen Brown added 20 points and Jayson Tatum chipped in 19-points. The Celtics sits second in the Eastern Conference table with a 17-5 record.
Both teams are in a good shape this season, so it’s difficult to predict the winner of the game. The game will be close, but we expect Celtics should have enough to grind out the win.
Boston Celtics To Win @ 2.00 at Bet365
Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Clippers
Both teams are coming off road victories on Monday night, with the Clippers defeating the Indiana Pacers 110-99 and the Raptors managed a close win over Chicago Bulls 93-92. Pascal Siakam led the Raptors with 22 points. Paul George led the LA Clippers with a game-high 36 points.
The Raptors are in good shape with a 16-7 record and are placed fifth in the Eastern Conference standings. The club are average in both offensive and defensive end of the game, scored 111.7 points per game while allowed 105.3 points per game on the season.
The Clippers are in excellent form this season and have won 18 out of 25 games played this season. Los Angeles sits second in the Western Conference league table. The team is good in offensive end but are lacking in defensive end of the game, scored an average of 115.1 points per game while allowing an average of 108.3 points per game.
The Clippers are just 5-6 away from home, while the Raptors have an impressive 9-2 home record. Also there are some injury concerns from LA side, JaMychal Green (bruised tailbone), Landry Shamet (sprained ankle) and Rodney McGruder (strained hamstring). We expect Raptors to take full use of their home advantage and win this game.
Toronto Raptors to win @ 2.05 at Bet365