Los Angeles – Orlando
A new month in front of us , hopefully we ll end this year betting journey on a positive trend . Today , another NBA free tip , the last game of the day , played at Staples Center at 09:30 P.M. EST – local time – between the home team Los Angeles Lakers vs. Orlando Magic .
Last game of the night looks the most interesting one . Lakers were in a bad spot against the Jazz on Friday night . Having to play a second game of a B2B in SLC is brutal on the legs and it showed on both offense and especially defense where the Jazz scored on them at will. A full day rest and the time to digest what happened a couple of nights ago should be the tonic for a much better effort tonight by the home.
Lakers (9-7) boast a potent offense of their own, averaging 106.0 points, among the top five in the league. Los Angeles is led once again by superstar guard Bryant, who’s averaging 27.6 points a game. Four other Lakers are averaging double figures in scoring, and eight total players average at least 7.3 points. Jordan Farmar (10.1 ppg), Vladimir Radmanovic (8.9) and Ronny Turiaf (7.6) give Los Angeles a deep bench.
Orlando fell 110-106 at Phoenix on Friday night for its second loss to the Suns in three weeks. The defeat certainly couldn’t be blamed on Howard, as the 21-year-old center had 30 points and a season-high 23 rebounds . This season he’s scoring 23.8 points a game and grabbing a league-best 15.0 rebounds. Howard will get his monster numbers but I’m quite comfortable with Bynum matching up with him and limit the damage because we all know not many in this league can really blunt his effect.
The early MVP talk around Howard is also a nice little byline in this game tonight, Kobe to make a statement as to who is really the best player in the league right now .
The Lakers will look to bounce back and continue their dominance of the Magic. Los Angeles hasn’t lost at home to Orlando since March 17, 1996, and has won five in a row and 15 of 17 overall in the series.
So , today s NBA free pick is :
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