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Wizards vs Magic NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic
- Where: Orlando at Amway Center
- Date: Tuesday, March 21st
- Betting Odds WAS -1.0, WAS -106 | ORL -115 O/U nan
The Wizards come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 32-39. So far, the team has gone 32-37-2 against the spread. The Wizards head into today’s action in the midst of a 2 game losing streak. This has come while posting an average scoring margin of -18.5.
Washington is trying to bounce back from a 132-118 loss to the Kings. Going into this game, the team was 5 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. In the defeat, Washington did not outscore the Kings in a single quarter. In the loss, Kyle Kuzma led the team in scoring with 33 points on a field goal percentage of 52.2%.
So far, the Magic have put together an overall record of 29-43, while going 39-32-1 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. Orlando is 3-0 vs the spread in these matchups.
Orlando will be gunning to get in the win column vs Washington, as they previously lost to the Lakers by a score of 111-105. However, because they entered as 6 point underdogs, they came away with an ATS win. In the loss, Orlando got off to a slow start, trailing by 10 points going into halftime. In the loss, Paolo Banchero led the team in scoring with 21 points on a field goal percentage of 40.0%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Wizards picked up the 119-100 win over the Magic. The Wizards point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 4.5 point favorite. So far this season, the Wizards have a record of 2-0 vs the Magic. Similar to their season-long average, the Wizards averaged 111.25 points per game vs the Magic. Similar to the Wizards, the Magic scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Washington, the team averaged 102.0 points per game. The Wizards have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 3-1-1. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 13 points per game. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 3-2. Combined, they averaged 225 points in these games.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
This season, the Washington offense is ranked 23rd in the NBA in scoring at 112.8 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Wizards will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.2 made 3’s per game. If the Washington offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 13.5 turnovers per game.
On defense, the Wizards will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 16th ranked unit in points allowed per game.
A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Wizards 2nd leading scorer, Kyle Kuzma. In his 64 games, Kuzma is averaging 21.2 points per game while dishing out 3.7 assists and grabbing 7.2 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Kristaps Porzingis, who leads the team and is 32nd in the NBA at 22.8 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 48.8% of his field goal attempts while taking 18.0% of the team’s shots from the floor.
The Magic come into today’s game as the 26th ranked scoring offense at 111.5 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Magic will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.6 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 17th in the league in possessions per game.
Defensively, Orlando has had its problems giving up an average of 112.23 points per game (20th).
Small-Forward Franz Wagner currently leads the Magic at 18.7 points per game. For the season, he is 96th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 16.4% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Wagner is averaging 4.0 boards and 3.5 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 13th ranked defense at defending small-forwards. Paolo Banchero enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 65 games, he is averaging 20.0 and is 170th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Wizards vs Magic Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Magic -1
- Free Total Prediction: Under nan