I think it would be a huge upset if the Lakers lose this series. All they really have to do is attack Dwight Howard to get him in foul trouble then make sure to disrupt the rhythm of the Magic shooters. If Orlando doesn't shoot well, they don't have a chance.
Looking at all factors, the Lakers have the advantage. LA has the better coach, the better superstar, the better supporting cast, and a lot more (better?) playoff experience. But the NBA is where Amazing Happens and this is why we still all watch so wait and see when Amazing will Happen again.
It's my first finals in the last four years sans thinking about selling and marketing the series. Not sure if this matchup beats last year's ratings but if Orlando shoots lights out, it'll come close.
Lakers in 6.