Magic open as NBA underdog vs Wizards
|Orlando Magic||Washington Wizards|
|6-10||December 02, 2013, 07:00 | Verizon Center||8-9|
Orlando pays a visit to Washington on Monday, hoping to send the Wizards to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Verizon Center.
The Magic will try to spoil the party on Monday; they are 8-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Wizards are 9-8 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Orlando is 8-8 on the totals; Washington is 9-8.
View Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Wizards as -6-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 196 earlier at GTbets.eu.
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 23-rated Magic taking on the No. 19-rated Wizards in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 93-91 win for the Wizards on Monday.
In their last action, Orlando was a 109-91 loser at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (200) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Orlando suffered a 109-91 loss against San Antonio on Friday, getting 17 points from Arron Afflalo in a losing effort at Amway Center.
In their last action, Washington was a 108-101 winner at home against the Hawks. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (209) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Washington got 26 points and 12 assists from John Wall en route to a 108-101 victory over Atlanta on Saturday at Verizon Center.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Magic rank No. 15 in the league with 42.44 per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Washington is the NBA’s No. 6-ranked team at 9 per game, while the Magic rate No. 14 with 7.88 per contest.
Orlando at Philadelphia, Tuesday, December 3rd
Washington home to Milwaukee, Friday, December 6th