Kobe Bryant leads the Lakers into Orlando looking to continue their surging hunt for a playoff spot. NBA odds are available at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Lakers (33-31) have been quite the story thus far this season. Between the much talked about off-season moves of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to their constant life under .500. Kobe Bryant has made it his mission to carry this team into the playoffs and they have reached a record above .500 by winning their last three and eight of their last 10. Bryant has put up more than 40 twice in the past three games including his clutch performance at home against the Raptors. The Lakers are just 11-20 on the road and have missed Pau Gasol for much of the latter part of the season. Los Angeles currently sits in the eighth position but just a half game ahead of the Utah Jazz.
The Magic (18-46) have definitely disappointed this season on a whole new level. Losing Howard to the Lakers was a crushing loss and they way he left made it even greater of a morale loss. Orlando sits second-to-last in the East and have won just three of their past 10 games. Before getting their day off, Orlando won at home against the 76ers. The Magic are 10-24 on their home floor.
Against the spread, LA is 26-37-1 and Orlando is 28-35-1. After a win, the Lakers are just 11-21 while the Magic are 8-9 in the same situation. Away from the Staples Center, the Lakers are 11-19-1 ATS; the Magic are 11-23 at home.
The Lakers seem like the safe bet as the Magic have been almost disgusting to watch in some moments this season. Los Angeles, despite all the attention and struggles, are led by a super-determined Kobe Bryant who will do just about anything to win right about now so take LA but first redeem sportsbook promo codes.