Check out our free Magic vs Wizards pick and preview for this NBA game in Washington. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.

Magic vs Wizards NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Orlando Magic at Washington Wizards
  • Where: Washington at Capital One Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds WAS -6, ORL +197 | WAS -246 O/U OFF

So far, the Magic have put together an overall record of 17-28, while going 25-19-1 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Orlando has an overall record of 1-2, including going 3-0 against the spread.

Orlando is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Pelicans. With the 123-110 victory, they also covered the spread as 1 point underdogs. Even though Orlando did not immediately put a dent in their halftime deficit as they trailed by 3 points heading into 4th, they still managed to come out on top. Leading the team in scoring was Franz Wagner, as he contributed 30 points while hitting 62.5% of his shots.

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So far, the Wizards have put together an overall record of 19-26, while going 19-25-1 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Washington has an overall record of 1-2, including going 1-2 against the spread.

Washington is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Knicks at home. With the 116-105 victory, they also covered the spread as 5 point underdogs. Washington went on to win the game, as they led by 8 heading into halftime. In the win, Kyle Kuzma led the team in scoring with 27 points on a field goal percentage of 45.8%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the Magic averaged 102.0 points per game vs the Wizards. Similar to the Magic, the Wizards scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Orlando, the team averaged 111.25 points per game. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Wizards have an average scoring margin of +11 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 3-1-1. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 2-3. Combined, they averaged 213 points in these games.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 45 games, Orlando is averaging 110.8 points per game (27th). Coming into today’s game, the Magic will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.8 made 3’s per game. If Orlando continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 18th in the league in possessions per game.

Against the Wizards, the Magic will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 20th in points allowed.

This season, the Magic offense has primarily worked through Franz Wagner and Paolo Banchero who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 44 games, Wagner is 53rd in the NBA at 20.5 points per game. So far, him and Banchero have accounted for 36% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 41.3 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Paolo Banchero is grabbing 6.6 rebounds for Orlando to go along with 3.8 assists.

For the season, the Wizards offensive unit is ranked just 25th in scoring at 111.9 points per contest. So far, the Wizards are averaging 98.8 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Although the team tends to play at a more deliberate pace, they are currently one of the more efficient shooting teams, connecting on field goal attempts at a rate of 47.9%.

Defensively, Washington has had its problems giving up an average of 112.0 points per game (16th).

Power-Foward Kyle Kuzma currently leads the Wizards at 21.7 points per game. For the season, he is 36th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.9% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Kuzma is averaging 7.6 boards and 4.0 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 16th ranked defense at defending power-fowards. Kristaps Porzingis enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 40 games, he is averaging 22.2 and is 37th in the league in player efficiency rating.

Magic vs Wizards Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Wizards -6
  • Free Total Prediction: Under OFF

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