NBA odds preview - Wizards vs. Magic
Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic Odds
The Magic hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Wizards pay a visit to Amway Center in NBA betting action.
The Magic sport records of 18-54 and 32-40 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Wizards sit at 26-45 and 42-28-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 40-31-1 for the Magic and 27-43-1 for the Wizards. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Magic sit at No. 26 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Wizards are at No. 15 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Wizards will win this game 93-89.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Orlando's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 94.4 PPG, against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 6 at 95.4 PPG. The Magic field goal percentage has averaged 45.1% so far, more than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 43.4% per game.
Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.3 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.
Washington lost its last outing, a 103-80 result against the Thunder on March 27. The Wizards failed to cover in that game as a 15-point underdog, while the 183 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Washington was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Oklahoma City and falling 103-80 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Orlando lost its last outing, a 114-108 result against the Bobcats on March 27. The Magic failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 222 combined points took the game OVER the total. Tobias Harris scored 29 points for Orlando on Wednesday, but the Bobcats managed a 114-108 victory over the Magic at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing Oklahoma City are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
A few Wizards at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Washington's last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Washington's last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Orlando
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Orlando is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Orlando's last 11 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games
Washington home to Toronto, Sunday, March 31
Orlando at Atlanta, Saturday, March 30