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Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards in NBA odds tilt

Washington WizardsOrlando Magic
Dec 19, 7:00 PM | Amway Center

Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic Odds

3-19TEAM RECORD11-13

Orlando looks to cover the Magic-Wizards pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 11-13 mark when they host Washington in NBA action.

Orlando will face the 3-19 Wizards, who own a 12-9-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Magic are 9-14-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wizards are 11-11 favoring the OVER.

View Washington vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened this morning as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 188.5 at BetOnline and other shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 18 (Magic) and the No. 23 (Wizards) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 92-86 result in favor of the Magic is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 9-rated squad against Washington's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 28 in the league with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 6.7 per outing.

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.9 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

Washington was a 100-95 loser in its last match at home against the Hawks. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 195 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Wizards got a 27-point performance from Jordan Crawford, who added 11 rebounds, but Atlanta still ran past Washington 100-95 on Tuesday at Verizon Center.

Orlando won its last outing, a 102-93 result against the Timberwolves on December 17. The Magic covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 195 combined points took the game OVER the total. Orlando got 28 points from Glen Davis en route to a 102-93 victory over Minnesota on Monday at Amway Center.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Wizards at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Washington's last 25 games on the road
Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Orlando is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Washington
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando's last 8 games

Next up:
Washington at Detroit, Friday, December 21
Orlando at Toronto, Friday, December 21

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