The Washington Wizards (3-14) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (12-5) on Wednesday, November 29th. This game will be played at Amway Center in Amway Center and televised on BSF. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Wizards vs Magic
The Wizards Are Coming Off A Win
In the game against the Pistons, Kyle Kuzma was the top scorer for Washington, recording 32 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 50.6%. As the Wizards secured the victory with a final score of 126-107, Danilo Gallinari also chipped in with 16 points.
So far this season, the Wizards has a record of 3-14, as they look to get closer to the .500 mark vs. the Magic. Throughout their 17 games, the Wizards have posted a 2-13 record against Eastern Conference opponents, while going 1-1 in non-conference matchups.
Washington’s ATS record sits below .500 (8-9). Washington has failed to cover the spread in six straight home games and are 1-6 ATS at home compared to 7-3 on the road.
The Magic Are Coming Off A Win
The Magic clinched a 130-117 win over the Hornets in their previous game. Heading into the second half, the Magic were leading 61-57.
In today’s game against the Wizards, the Magic aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 12-5. On the road, the Magic have gone 5-3 so far this season compared to their 7-2 mark at home.
The Magic have successfully covered the spread in their last seven games and hold an overall ATS record of 14-3. Currently, the Magic have a five game ATS win streak when they are favored, and they are 9-3 against the spread as underdogs.
Wizards Offense Breakdown
Leading up to today’s matchup, the Wizards are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 116.1 points per game (9th). When looking at the Wizards pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 102.8. Heading into the game, the Wizards will look to continue with their formula of playing fast and getting to the basket, as they are near the top of the league in two-point fields made per game.
Magic Offense Breakdown
Orlando has recorded an average of 112.6 points per game (18th) throughout 17 games games. Coming into today’s game, the Magic will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.2 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 16th in the league in possessions per game.
Wizards Team Defense
Currently, the Wizards’ defense holds the 29th rank in the NBA, allowing 124.0 points per game.
Inside the arc, the Wizards defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 58.2% and 35.2% from three-point territory.
Magic Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Magic defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 41.2% of their games. Currently, they are 5th in the NBA at 107.4 points per game allowed.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Magic defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.7% while allowing 35.6% from downtown.
Key Players For The Wizards And Magic
In today’s game, our projections have Kyle Kuzma leading the Wizards with 16 points on 6/13 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 23.4 points per game, in addition to 6.2 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Franz Wagner to be the top scorer for the Magic. Our projection has him finishing the game with 15, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 45.2%, and his scoring average is 19.5 points per game.
Wizards vs Magic Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Wizards have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 7-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 118 points per game in this stretch.
- When looking at their past three matchups at home, Orlando has an ATS record of 3-0 while averaging 109 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
- Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Wizards have a straight up record of 1-4. Their record vs the spread in these games was 3-2.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Magic have a straight up record of 9-1 and an ATS mark of 9-1.
The Wizards come in as the underdog at +10, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 234.5 and our model has the Wizards and Magic finishing with a combined 216 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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