Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards Prediction 3/6/2024

The Orlando Magic (36-26) travel to face off against the Washington Wizards (9-52) on Wednesday, March 6th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on MNMT. The Magic are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Wizards are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hornets. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Magic Are Coming Off A Win

The Magic clinched a 101-89 win over the Hornets in their previous game. The Magic not only won the game but also covered the spread as -8.5-point favorites. Concerning the over/under, the total of 190 points remained below the established over/under line of 208.

With a record of 36-26, the Magic are above .500 as they prepare to take on the Wizards. So far this season, the Magic are 25-15 vs. Eastern Conference teams and 11-11 in non-conference games.

Orlando arrives with an ATS record of 41-21 for the season up to this point. The Magic are currently on a four game ATS win streak when they are the favorite, and they hold a 23-16 record against the spread as underdogs.

The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Jordan Poole led Washington with 32 points against the Jazz, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 42.6% in the game. While Kyle Kuzma was 2nd on the team with 23 points, Washington fell short in the game with a final score of 127-115.

The Wizards are currently 9-52 on the season and are hoping to get back to .500 with a win against the Magic. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Wizards are 6-32 and are 3-20 in non-conference games.

So far, Washington’s ATS record is below .500 at 28-32. In their last two games as underdogs, the Wizards have faced ATS losses, and they have a 0-3 record against the spread as favorites.

Magic Offense Breakdown

In 62 games games, Orlando has an average of 111.3 points per game (26th).

So far this season, the Magic have been a below-average offensive team, ranking 26th in the league at 111.3 points per game. On the road, they are scoring 108.7 points per game, which is 27th in the NBA.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Orlando is 30th in the league at 10.9 made threes per game. Overall, they are shooting 35% from beyond the arc.

In terms of pace, the Magic are 23rd in the NBA at 97.3 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 25th in the league at 24.8 per game.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

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In 61 games games, Washington has an average of 114.6 points per game (15th).

So far this season, the Wizards have been the NBA’s fastest-paced team, averaging 102.9 possessions per game. In terms of scoring, Washington is 15th in the league at 114.6 points per game.

When playing at home, the Wizards have averaged 113.8 points per game, which is 21st in the NBA. Overall, they have outscored the league average in 45.9% of their games.

When it comes to field goal shooting, Washington is 17th in the league at 47%. They are also 6th in two-point field goals made per game but have struggled from beyond the arc, shooting just 35% from three-point range (26th).

Magic Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Magic’s defense is giving up an average of 109.5 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Magic are causing 14 turnovers per game, ranking 24th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 13th in rejections, averaging 5.2 blocked shots each game.

Wizards Team Defense

The Wizards’ defense is presently ranked 30th in the league, allowing an average of 124.7 points per contest. The Wizards defense is coming off a game in which they held the Jazz offense to just 42.6% shooting. Overall, they gave up 127 points to Utah.

Key Players For The Magic And Wizards

In today’s game, our projections have Paolo Banchero leading the Magic with 22 points on 8/17 shooting from the field. This season, he is averaging 22.9 points per game along with 6.8 boards.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Kyle Kuzma to be the top scorer for the Wizards. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 7 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46.1%, and his scoring average is 22.2 points per game.

Magic vs Wizards Trends

  • Although Orlando has a straight up record of 6-4 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 6-4. The team averaged 107 points per game in these games.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Washington has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 120 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Wizards have an ATS mark of just 2-3 in their last five games. Washington posted a straight up mark of 0-5 in these matchups.
  • Orlando has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 5-0 SU and 5-0 ATS in their last five games.

Magic vs Wizards Prediction

In this Magic vs. Wizards matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Wizards at +7. While we project the Magic to win 110-108, our recommendation is to bet on the Wizards for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 222.5 and given that our model is projecting 218 points between the teams, we like the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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