Jan 9 NBA Action: Betting Total on Orlando Magic @ Los Angeles Lakers
Both of the sim programs in our stable hint at a low scoring game (relative to the O/U line) when the Magic visit the Lakers tonight. One machine we rely on calls for an aggregate final score of 189, while the other computer anticipates a total of 197 when the final whistle blows.
Reflecting the Lakers' lax attitude when they do not possess the the ball, and the Magic's (at best) mediocre defense, adjusted average scores for both teams see this wager as a closer play, but still point to value on the UNDER (recall that adjusted average scores consider whether gammes are played at home or away as well as the strength of the opposing defense).
As our composite indicator identifies more than six points of value for backers of the UNDER, we are comfortable taking a stab here.